Japan withdraws troops from war-torn South Sudan peacekeeping mission

2017-04-18 18:08

Japan has reportedly started to withdraw its soldiers from a United Nation peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after completing its five-year mandate in the war-torn nation.

Japan to end 5-year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

2017-03-10 19:48

Japan is ending its peacekeeping mission in troubled South Sudan after five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced.

Trump's Florida estate stirs protests

2017-02-12 08:15

President Donald Trump's South Florida estate is no longer just the place where he goes to escape and he's hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend.

Abe, Obama hail reconciliation at Pearl Harbour

2016-12-28 11:29

The leaders of war-time enemies America and Japan have made a poignant joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbour, issuing symbolic declarations about the power of reconciliation.

Putin, Abe hold talks

2016-12-15 18:36

The leaders of Russia and Japan have held talks at a hot springs resort in western Japan on a territorial dispute that has divided their countries for 70 years.

Japan ratifies Pacific trade pact that Trump plans to dump

2016-12-09 12:01

Japan's parliament ratifies TPP trade pact despite Trump's plans to withdraw

Africa, Japan partner to fight terrorism, piracy

2016-08-29 14:35

African leaders along with their Japanese counterparts have pledged to tame the rising threat of terrorism, while emphasising the importance of maritime order, as they concluded an international conference in Kenya.

Abe warns G7 leaders on risk of Lehman-scale crisis

2016-05-26 11:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has alerted G7 leaders to the risk of the world economy falling into a Lehman-like shock if policy measures aren’t taken.

Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe

2015-11-26 15:59

US President Barack Obama's has pardoned a turkey named "Abe" in a peculiar annual tradition and the pardoned turkey has led to Chinese gloating at the Japanese leader's expense.

Japan's PM, unopposed, renamed party leader

2015-09-08 11:16

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a new term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party after facing no opposition for the job.


Mugabe warns schoolkids against 'dozing off'

2017-04-18 06:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has been known to close his eyes in public, has told schoolchildren that they must "remember to guard against dozing off during lessons".

New rules: Japan's Abe could lead until 2021

2017-03-05 14:31

Japan's ruling party has extended term limits for its leaders, a change that gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a shot at becoming Japan's longest-serving post-war leader.

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US

2017-02-12 07:02

North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile in what would be its first such test of the year, and an implicit challenge to US President Donald Trump

Obama, Japan's Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbour

2016-12-27 19:48

Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the US and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbour for an historic pilgrimage to the site where the surprise attacks thrust America into World War II.

Putin, late as per usual, heads to Japan for talks

2016-12-15 11:48

Vladimir Putin's first official visit to a G-7 country since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea is starting in somewhat customary fashion: He is arriving late

Putin, Abe seek progress on island row

2016-09-02 21:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have tried to make headway on a lingering territorial dispute as they sought to boost trade, but failed to make a breakthrough.

Japan cuts forecasts as Abe advisers urge stimulus

2016-07-13 13:34

Japan has cut its forecasts for growth and inflation as two key advisers to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged coordinated stimulus to support the ailing economy.

Japan man guilty of flying drone to prime minister's office

2016-02-16 13:02

A court has convicted a Japanese man of landing a drone containing a bottle of radioactive sand from Fukushima on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office.

Abe's popularity drops after Japan defense laws passed

2015-09-21 15:17

Japanese public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dropped in the days since his ruling coalition rammed through legislation allowing the nation's troops to fight abroad, opinion polls have shown.

China slams Japan after Abe's wife visits war shrine

2015-08-21 14:03

China has hit out at Japan after the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine, saying the country should "deeply reflect" on its history of aggression.

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