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Japan’s Abe re-elected prime minister after big election win

11 months, 18 days ago
TOKYO: Japan’s Shinzo Abe was re-elected prime minister on Wednesday after his ruling bloc’s big election win last month and days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump that is expected to be dominated by concerns over a volatile…

Japan´s Abe wins votes but not hearts: analysts

11 months, 27 days ago
TOKYO: Shinzo Abe may have seized a "super-majority" in Japan´s parliament but he has failed to win the hearts and minds of voters suspicious of his nationalist instincts and who do not share his fixation on changing the country´s pacifist…

Japan emperor abdication set for March 2019

11 months, 30 days ago
TOKYO: Japan's Emperor Akihito will step down on March 31, 2019, a report said Friday, the first imperial retirement in more than two centuries. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet top officials and members of the royal household next…

Death by overwork: Japan’s 100-hour overtime cap sparks anger

1 year, 6 months ago
TOKYO: Workaholic Japan has unveiled its first-ever plan to limit overtime, but critics want to give it the boot, saying an "outrageous" 100-hour-a-month cap will do nothing to tackle karoshi, or death from overwork. Tokyo's bid to ease a…

Saudi king arrives in Tokyo for four-day visit

1 year, 7 months ago
TOKYO: Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Tokyo on Sunday, making the first visit to Japan by a monarch from the oil-rich nation in nearly five decades. The 81-year-old king, who was greeted by Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito at Haneda…

Trump and Japan’s Abe take a swing at golf diplomacy

1 year, 8 months ago
JUPITER, FLORIDA: President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hit the links on Saturday, as the two leaders looked to forge a bond over a round of golf diplomacy. South African four-time majors champion Ernie Els joined…

Trump to call Japan’s Abe, other world leaders on Saturday

1 year, 8 months ago
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will call almost half a dozen counterparts from around the globe Saturday, among them Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first foreign leader with whom he met after his election. The…