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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.
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 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 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'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'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 Jens Stoltenberg has called North Korea a "global threat", while adding during a visit to Japan that he backed tighter sanctions against Pyongyang.
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.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called a snap election for next month.
Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II have visited Pearl Harbour in Hawaii to pay respects to fallen American soldiers.
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.
The prime ministers of Japan and the Netherlands offer help to prevent a Brexit without a divorce deal between UK and EU
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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'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.
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.
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.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to impose "all possible pressure" on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he will dissolve the lower house of parliament and call a snap election for next month
North Korea has defended its right to take "tough counter-measures" in response to what it calls US aggression, after firing a ballistic missile over Japan which sparked fear and fury in Tokyo.
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