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Japan PM Shinzo Abe


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.

North Korean missile delivers message: There’s little Japan can do

October 03, 2019 7:51 am

It has been three years since North Korea last tested submarine-delivered missiles, which pose a particularly serious challenge because they are harder to detect and extend the range of the North’s arsenal.

Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc set for solid upper house win, says survey

July 15, 2019 9:59 am

Changing the constitution to enshrine the role of Japan's military, known as the Self-Defense Forces, has been a long-held goal for Abe, who has been prime minister and leader of the LDP since 2012.

Iran nuclear deal possible as sanctions bite, says Donald Trump

May 27, 2019 4:10 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East.

Trump opens Tokyo visit with a tweet sure to unnerve the Japanese

May 26, 2019 8:19 am

Japanese officials are worried about the sort of “small weapons” Trump dismissed — short-range missiles that could strike Japan and are often pointed in its direction.

Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc suffers rare losses in two by-elections

April 22, 2019 2:05 pm

The defeats in the Sunday polls come after Japan's Olympics minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, resigned a year before the Tokyo Games for remarks that offended people affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Japan's PM Abe visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

April 14, 2019 4:24 pm

Abe visited Okuma, one of two towns that house the plant, where an evacuation order was partially lifted earlier this month. The government has been carrying out decontamination efforts to lower radiation levels in the region.


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.