January 07, 2022 10:32 pm
Foreign and defence ministers of the United States and Japan met virtually to discuss stepping up security ties amid a focus on Japan's role as tensions continue to rise over Taiwan and North Korean missile threats.
December 24, 2021 12:33 pm
🔴 The budget of 107.6 trillion yen ($941.55 billion) for the fiscal year that starts in April 2022 is Japan's biggest initial spending plan, underscoring a priority of reviving the pandemic-hit economy over returning to long-term fiscal health.
December 16, 2021 1:37 pm
China has called the boycotts 'political posturing' and a smear campaign.
December 14, 2021 1:44 pm
After Kishida's comments, the benchmark Nikkei and the broader Topix index both ended in the red, slipping deeper into negative territory after the lunch break.
October 31, 2021 11:13 am
While slightly less stodgy than his predecessor, Yoshihide Suga, Kishida is frequently described as “boring” by the Japanese media, and he still struggles to connect with the public, or even his supporters and friends.
October 31, 2021 8:40 am
The vote is a test for Kishida, who called the election soon after taking the top post early this month, and for his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which has been battered by its perceived mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.
October 16, 2021 12:32 pm
Kishida's aim is to combine former Japanese premier Shinzo Abe’s pro-growth policies, also dubbed ‘Abenomics’, with heightened efforts to move wealth from companies to households.
October 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Vaccine minister Noriko Horiuchi, 55, will take her first ministerial post as one of three women in Fumio Kishida's cabinet lineup.
October 04, 2021 10:41 pm
With his party and its coalition partner holding a majority in both houses, Kishida won by a comfortable margin against Yukio Edano, head of the largest opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.
October 02, 2021 2:51 pm
Nobuo Kishi and Koichi Hagiuda are both in the Hosoda faction of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which is closely related to former premier Shinzo Abe.