Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Japan PM Shinzo Abe


Japan ex-PM Abe's state funeral to cost over $12 million

September 06, 2022 9:08 am

The government is now estimating the security fee for the funeral will reach about 800 million yen, while hosting foreign delegations will cost about 600 million yen, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno announced.

Abe killing points to possible pitfalls of Agnipath scheme: TMC

July 11, 2022 10:47 am

The BJP said that such apprehensions are baseless.

Japan PM Kishida set to consolidate ruling party power as Abe mourned

July 11, 2022 10:33 am

The ruling conservative coalition, led by Kishida's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), extended its majority in the upper house of parliament

Daily Briefing: PM Modi mourns the death of Japan Ex PM Shinzo Abe; cloudburst in Amarnath

September 03, 2022 11:09 am

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A timeline of the career of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

July 08, 2022 5:15 pm

Shinzo Abe was fatally shot while giving a speech at a campaign event in the city of Nara. Police arrest a male suspect but no motive was immediately known.

Japan’s most popular candidate for prime minister is far from a shoo-in

September 29, 2021 9:05 am

Polls have found that the public favors Taro Kono, the Cabinet minister overseeing Japan’s coronavirus vaccine rollout, by at least 2-to-1 in the race to lead the governing Liberal Democratic Party — which, in effect, is the race to become prime minister.

Padma Vibhushan for Abe; Gogoi, Keshubhai, Paswan in honours list

January 26, 2021 12:11 pm

The Padma Shri was awarded to 102 individuals – 29 of the Padma awardees were women; there were 10 in the category of foreign nationals, NRI, PIO AND OCI and one transgender.

Who takes over if Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decides to go?

August 26, 2020 1:51 pm

One of the reasons Abe has endured to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister has been the lack of open dissent in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Some potential candidates may be holding fire while he’s in office, but a large degree of continuity is likely in managing the world’s third-largest economy.

Tokyo 2020 asks IOC to remove Shinzo Abe comment regarding Olympic costs

April 21, 2020 6:52 pm

Tokyo 2020 also said that the breakdown of who will pay the additional costs had not been discussed between Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach when the pair made the decision to postpone the Games.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe might cancel trip to India

December 13, 2019 10:49 am

Assam has been witnessing massive protests in the last two days over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, with thousands of people hitting the streets defying prohibitory orders to demand scrapping of the bill.


Trump becomes first US president to watch sumo wrestling in Japan

May 27, 2019 1:34 pm

The origins of sumo can be traced back to the Shinto ritual in the 8th century. It was later used as martial arts training for samurais before it became entertainment during the Edo period.

Modi in Japan: Meetings with Abe, diaspora and more

October 30, 2018 7:32 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a series of meetings with top Japanese leaders, including Foreign Minister Taro Kono and held productive, focused discussions on bilateral, regional and global issues

Bullet train in India: PM Modi, Japan's Shinzo Abe launch historic project

September 14, 2017 2:33 pm

On day 2 of his visit to Gujarat, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project at ceremony near the Sabarmati Railway Station.