Japan's Abe pledges anti-virus steps ahead of Olympics

2020-02-03 13:59

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed the outbreak of a new virus in neighbouring China will not have any impact on the Tokyo Olympics.

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

2019-07-22 08:36

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has claimed victory for his ruling coalition in the upper house election, but appeared to fail to secure a "super majority" in the chamber in support of his dream to amend the nation's pacifist constitution.

Dutch, Japanese PMs offer to help save imperiled Brexit deal

2019-01-10 10:26

The prime ministers of Japan and the Netherlands offer help to prevent a Brexit without a divorce deal between UK and EU

WATCH: More than 200 killed in Japan flash floods

An estimated 200 people have died and dozens are still missing after flash floods hit Japan, forcing more than two million residents to evacuate their homes. Watch.

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Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

2018-03-19 11:07

Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.

Japan PM urges caution on N Korea talks, wants 'concrete' steps

2018-03-08 11:18

Japan's prime minister has warned that North Korea's offer of denuclearisation talks with the United States could be a ploy to play for time and stressed the need for Pyongyang to take "concrete" steps.

Trump says US will arm Japan to knock down North Korea missiles

2017-11-07 06:00

US President Donald Trump is suggesting that the US arm Japan with new anti-missile technology, much as the US has done with its allies in the Middle East.

Abe targets North Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win

2017-10-23 06:21

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stormed to a landslide "super-majority" in snap Japanese elections, with the hardline nationalist immediately pledging to "deal firmly" with North Korea.

Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat ahead of election

2017-10-08 20:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to impose "all possible pressure" on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.

Japan's Abe says he will call snap election for parliament

2017-09-25 12:45

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month


Japan PM warns Africa about debt as China grows presence

2019-08-29 15:10

Japan's prime minister warned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects that some blame for damaging the finances of developing nations.

Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

2019-02-18 12:40

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesperson declined to say if Abe had nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though they praised Trump for dealings with North Korea.

Japan's Abe makes rare China visit as relations thaw

2018-10-25 19:52

Japan's Shinzo Abe arrived in China, the first visit to the Asian giant by a Japanese prime minister since relations between the two countries soured six years ago over a territorial row.

North Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone

2018-04-29 16:23

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country's nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul's presidential office says.

Japan ministry admits altering documents in scandal dogging Abe

2018-03-12 13:05

Japan's finance ministry admitted to doctoring key documents related to a favouritism scandal dogging Shinzo Abe, a ruling lawmaker says, as a new poll suggested the affair is hitting the prime minister's popularity.

North Korea missile tests are 'imminent threat' - Japan

2017-12-04 16:56

North Korea's missile tests are an 'imminent threat' to Japan, the Japanese parliament has declared, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said talking to the reclusive state was meaningless.

NATO chief calls North Korea 'global threat'

2017-10-30 14:28

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called North Korea a "global threat", while adding during a visit to Japan that he backed tighter sanctions against Pyongyang.

Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote

2017-10-22 16:05

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election, handing him a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea.

Abe dissolves lower house, calls snap election

2017-09-28 08:04

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called a snap election for next month.

Family of fallen Japan soldiers pay respects at Pearl Harbour

2017-09-22 14:48

Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II have visited Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to pay respects to fallen American soldiers.

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