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Ex-Japan PM Abe may be summoned to parliament in funding case: Report

December 24, 2020 7:34 am

Shinzo Abe, who stepped down citing ill health in September, is under fire on suspicion his office helped cover the costs of dinner parties for supporters, a possible violation of funding laws that he denied when questioned in parliament last year.

Japan ex-PM Abe questioned by prosecutors on or before Thursday - media

December 18, 2020 4:50 pm

Shinzo Abe, who stepped down due to poor health in September, is under fire on suspicion his office helped cover the costs of dinner parties for supporters, a possible violation of funding laws that Abe denied when questioned in parliament last year.

Japan's ex-PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

September 19, 2020 3:49 pm

Abe said on Twitter that he visited the Yasukuni Shrine "and reported to the souls of the war dead" that he'd resigned as prime minister.

Japan’s new leader picks his team: The same old men, and fewer women

September 17, 2020 10:23 pm

Suga, 71, put forward an everyone-old-is-new-again Cabinet dominated by ministers who will continue in the jobs they held under Shinzo Abe, who resigned as prime minister late last month because of ill health.

Yoshihide Suga named Japan's prime minister, succeeding Shinzo Abe

September 16, 2020 12:47 pm

Yoshihide Suga, who was chief Cabinet secretary in Abe's government, is to launch his own Cabinet later Wednesday.

Explained: Who is Yoshihide Suga, the strawberry farmer's son now Japan's PM?

September 16, 2020 5:31 pm

Yoshihide Suga is described as Shinzo Abe’s "right-hand man". What sets him apart from several Japanese leaders is his image as a self-made man who does not belong to a dynasty or elite political family.

Modi, Abe welcome signing of key defence agreement

September 11, 2020 7:38 am

This will be Abe’s last summit meeting with India, before he steps down. Late last month, Abe had announced that he would step down as a chronic illness has resurfaced.

Japan's Yoshihide Suga signals chance of calling snap election: Report

September 08, 2020 10:29 am

Suga, a frontrunner to succeed incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, also stressed Japan's resolve to hold next year's Tokyo Olympic Games despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Explained: How Shinzo Abe's right-hand man made his play for Japan's top job

September 05, 2020 2:28 pm

For the past eight years, Yoshihide Suga, 71, has been the public face of the Shinzo Abe administration as the government’s top spokesman but long kept a relatively low profile.

Japan's Suga jumps in popularity, tops favourability poll for next PM

September 04, 2020 8:32 am

The leadership election is set for Sept. 14 with LDP lawmakers and regional party representatives casting votes. The winner is virtually assured of becoming prime minister because of the LDP's parliamentary majority.


Shinzo Abe in Gujarat: Bear-hug with Modi at airport, then 8-km roadshow and visit to Sabarmati Ashram

September 14, 2017 4:59 pm

PM Abe, accompanied by First Lady Akie Abe is in India to attend the 12th Indian-Japanese annual summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Japan PM in Varanasi: Shinzo Abe, Narendra Modi witness Ganga aarti at ghat

December 12, 2015 10:29 pm

Shinzo Abe arrived in Delhi on Friday on a three-day visit, top officials, both from central and state government, remained busy in Varanasi giving final touches to the arrangements at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Modi-Abe talks: Japan to help India build its first bullet train network

December 12, 2015 2:16 pm

India and Japan today signed major pacts including an MoU on civil nuclear energy and pledging to build a bullet train network between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe were addressing the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum in New Delhi.

Varanasi gets a facelift to host Modi and Shinzo Abe

December 11, 2015 9:42 pm

Preparations are in full swing as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi will be visiting Varanasi for the Ganga Arty at Rajendra Prasad Ghat in Varanasi.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

December 31, 2014 8:44 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

Narendra Modi addresses university students in Tokyo

September 02, 2014 11:48 am

Narendra Modi delivered a lecture at the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, on Tuesday (September 2).

Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

August 06, 2014 1:25 pm

Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, as Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.