Shinzo Abe

Why the Kuril Islands are so important
Kuril Islands, Russia, Japan
In Depth

Why the Kuril Islands are so important

Leaders of Japan and Russia holding landmark summit over the long-disputed archipelago
22 Jan 2019
Japanese journalist freed after three years in Syria
Jumpei Yasuda
In Brief

Japanese journalist freed after three years in Syria

The 44-year-old says he is struggling to speak native language following long captivity by militants
25 Oct 2018
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan PM orders daylight saving study
Tokyo Olympic Games
In Brief

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan PM orders daylight saving study

Athlete safety is a concern but the public and businesses are divided by the proposal
7 Aug 2018
Is Tokyo 2020 back on track? Ticket prices and new sports
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears in Rio as the Olympic baton is passed on for 2020
In Review

Is Tokyo 2020 back on track? Ticket prices and new sports

Venues are taking shape, as freestyle BMX, skateboarding and sport climbing are set to make their Olympic debut
23 Apr 2018
Japan’s cronyism scandal: pressure mounts on Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
In Depth

Japan’s cronyism scandal: pressure mounts on Shinzo Abe

Japanese PM’s political future in doubt after Finance Ministry admits tampering with documents
12 Mar 2018
Japan posts best growth streak in 15 years
Tokyo's financial sector in the shadow of Mount Fuji
In Brief

Japan posts best growth streak in 15 years

Has the long-stagnant economy finally turned a corner?
16 Nov 2017
Shinzo Abe tumbles into bunker while golfing with Trump
Shinzo Abe Golf
In Depth

Shinzo Abe tumbles into bunker while golfing with Trump

US President doesn't appear to notice his Japanese counterpart's fall
10 Nov 2017

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Donald Trump’s fish feeding technique goes viral
Donald Trump disbands advisory groups after mass resignations
In Depth

Donald Trump’s fish feeding technique goes viral

President photographed tossing box of feed into famous koi pond
6 Nov 2017
Shinzo Abe wins landslide victory in Japan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe celebrates his landslide victory
In Depth

Shinzo Abe wins landslide victory in Japan

The Prime Minister's gamble pays off, paving the way for constitutional reform
23 Oct 2017
May visits Japan with 'lofty' EU trade deal goal
Theresa May meets Shinzo Abe earlier this year
In Brief

May visits Japan with 'lofty' EU trade deal goal

Will PM's three-day trip allay Brexit fears and strengthen ties with Tokyo?
30 Aug 2017
Japan PM's wife 'pretended not to know English' with Trump
Akie Shinzo Abe Donald Melania Trump
In Depth

Japan PM's wife 'pretended not to know English' with Trump

President said Akie Abe spoke 'zero' English - but video evidence casts doubt on claim
24 Jul 2017
Obama stirs debate with Hiroshima visit during G7 summit
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In Depth

Obama stirs debate with Hiroshima visit during G7 summit

US president will not apologise for devastating 1945 bombing during his historic trip
27 May 2016
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 17 Dec 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 17 Dec 2012

17 Dec 2012
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