Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reshuffle of senior cabinet and ruling party posts on 11 September 2019 was guided by several priorities.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drafted the popular son of charismatic ex-premier Junichiro Koizumi in a broad cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday that kept allies in key posts, as Abe faces a tax rise and aims to amend the pacifist constitution.
On 20 November 2019, Shinzo Abe will become Japan’s longest serving prime minister since the inception of Japanese parliamentary politics.
Japan’s ruling coalition has retained its grip on the country’s upper house, but failed to secure a “supermajority” that would ease the path to constitutional reform, results showed Monday.
Abe’s ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election.
Members of the House of Councillors, Japan’s upper house, serve six-year terms — and half of those seats are up for election every three years. 124 seats will be contested on 21 July, 74 from the 47 prefectural districts and 50 using proportional representation (PR).
US President Donald Trump’s criticism of security arrangements with Japan may push Prime Minister Shinto Abe to revise the country’s pacifist stand.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urges Tehran to play a “constructive role” for Middle East peace.
Japan’s economy grew slightly faster than initially thought in the first quarter, due partly to better-than-expected corporate investment.
US President Donald Trump’s state visit to Tokyo ended without either concrete agreement or public pronouncement of specific disagreements on trade.
Cambodian and Japanese PMs discuss bilateral, regional and international issues.
PM goes to Japan to attend Future of Asia conference and meet Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
Trump presses Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to even out a trade imbalance with the United States.
Trump kicks off the second day of a Japan visit with a round of golf with Shinzo Abe.
Rather than entirely bow to demands to ‘buy American’ in defence equipment, Japan is searching for new ways to maintain the centrality of techno-nationalism in its security strategy.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean leader.
Big Japanese firms offered smaller pay increases at annual wage talks.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is not saying whether or not he nominated Donald Trump for this year’s Nobel Prize.
In the current flurry of summitry involving North Korea, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s generally hardline approach makes Japan the odd man out.
Abe says he will seek to use his chairmanship of the G20 to rebuild trust.
The good economic news continued for Japan in 2018 despite a temporary, natural disaster-induced third-quarter downturn. Nonetheless, domestic and foreign policy developments were more challenging in the year for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Abe urges Theresa May to ensure stability as Britain leaves the European Union.
Understanding that the Belt and Road Initiative is here to stay, Japanese engagement can shape the massive investments and get more business for its companies.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ongoing official visit to China is adding new impetus to Beijing-Tokyo ties. Leaders from both sides have expressed their willingness and determination to further develop bilateral cooperation.
Japan hopes to clinch a military logistics pact with India to access to each other’s bases.
Next week Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be on a state visit to Beijing, to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. If the visit succeeds, it could be a significant game-changer in the region and beyond. Shiro Armstrong tells why.
Japan’s new aid strategy would not be a threat to Asean centrality or China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Fumitaka Furuoka writes that Tokyo would seek Asean to play a central role and that the new aid initiative is in no way intended to contain China.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he had constructive talks on trade with US President Donald Trump in New York.
Shinzo Abe has long sought to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution ignoring the strong domestic and international opposition.
Relations between Japan and China are beginning to warm up after a long, cold winter triggered by Japan’s nationalisation of the Senkaku Islands in 2012.