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Japan PM Abe, Cabinet set to resign ahead of new leadership

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of health problems.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen in this file photo. Abe and his Cabinet are set to resign Wednesday morning, clearing the way for his successor to take over after parliamentary confirmation later in the day.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Associated Press | Posted by Meenakshi Ray

‘Don’t sacrifice lives’: Doubts grow in Japan over Tokyo Olympics amid coronavirus pandemic

Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach have repeatedly insisted preparations should continue to light the Olympic flame on July 24.Tokyo
The Japanese national flag waves next to an altar with the Olympic flame of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.(REUTERS)
The Japanese national flag waves next to an altar with the Olympic flame of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Tokyo | By AFP

Japan PM Shinzo Abe may call off India trip amid protests in Assam over citizenship law: Report

The cancellation would be a blow to Abe’s policy of cultivating ties with India to balance out China’s growing power in the region. Abe had been scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam, one of the regions where demonstrations have turned violent. The talks would have been the 16th between the two leaders.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering cancelling his trip to India scheduled to begin on Sunday, Japan’s Jiji Press reported.(REUTERS)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering cancelling his trip to India scheduled to begin on Sunday, Japan’s Jiji Press reported.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 12:36 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Isabel Reynolds

Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

Emperor Naruhito, 59, who became monarch on May 1 following the abdication of his father, Akihito, will proclaim his enthronement in an Oct. 22 ceremony before foreign and domestic dignitaries.
Japan only allows males to ascend the ancient Chrysanthemum Throne and changes to the succession law are anathema to conservatives backing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(Reuters Photo)
Japan only allows males to ascend the ancient Chrysanthemum Throne and changes to the succession law are anathema to conservatives backing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Tokyo | By Reuters

G20 leaders showcase support for women’s empowerment

Ivanka Trump, adviser to President Donald Trump, said Saturday that the world economy would get a boost of up to USD 28 trillion by 2025 if women were on an equal economic footing.
Group of 20 leaders have joined their host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in showcasing support for helping women close the gap with men in finance and other forms of economic empowerment.(ANI/Twitter)
Group of 20 leaders have joined their host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in showcasing support for helping women close the gap with men in finance and other forms of economic empowerment.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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Osaka | By Press Trust of India

India takes up Indo-Pacific issues at trilateral meet with Japan, US

The short meeting discussed the Indo-Pacific and how the three sides can work together on connectivity, infrastructure, ensuring peace and security and building on this new concept for the benefit of the region.
The three leaders agreed it was important to maintain globalisation, liberalisation of trade and a free and open trading system, while safeguarding global and regional peace through multilateral solutions.(HT Photo)
The three leaders agreed it was important to maintain globalisation, liberalisation of trade and a free and open trading system, while safeguarding global and regional peace through multilateral solutions.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 11:03 PM IST
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G20 countries agree to tackle ocean plastic waste

Environment and energy ministers of the Group of 20 major economies met this weekend in Karuizawa, northwest of Tokyo, ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan, on June 28-29.
The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)
The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Karuizawa, Japan | By Reuters

With trade differences in the background, Trump and Abe do diplomacy over golf and sumo

Trump, dressed in a red pullover, and Abe, wearing a blue blazer and white pants, met on a lawn and smiled for photographers before taking off for their game.
Trump is unhappy with Japan’s large trade surplus and is considering putting high tariffs on its auto exports if a bilateral trade agreement is not reached.(REUTERS)
Trump is unhappy with Japan’s large trade surplus and is considering putting high tariffs on its auto exports if a bilateral trade agreement is not reached.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 26, 2019 09:52 AM IST
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Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Naruhito officially became emperor at the stroke of midnight but the process was formalised with a brief ritual on Wednesday morning that was off-limits to female royals -- even his wife Masako.
Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday.(AFP)
Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday.(AFP)
Updated on May 07, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse

Women in Japan are tiring of pastel pink and rhinestones

Japan’s male-dominated businesses are starting to ditch long-held views about what kinds of products women want as female consumers flex their growing spending muscle.
Women in Japan are tiring of pastel pink and rhinestones(Photo by Reinaldo Kevin on Unsplash)
Women in Japan are tiring of pastel pink and rhinestones(Photo by Reinaldo Kevin on Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 01:38 PM IST
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Angela Merkel and Donald Trump: A study in contrasting images from G7

Photographs from the Group of Seven summit provided by the German and American governments suggest contrasting images of their leaders.
Who’s in charge here?(Angela Merkel’s Instagram account)
Who’s in charge here?(Angela Merkel’s Instagram account)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 12:03 PM IST
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Trump says all ready for summit with Kim Jong un; will be more than photo-op

Singapore has designated a special event area of the Sentosa island tourist resort for Tuesday’s historic summit, which is expected to be covered by over 2,500 journalists from across the world.
US President Donald Trump, left, and Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, stand for photographs at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
US President Donald Trump, left, and Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, stand for photographs at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 11:41 PM IST
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Japan’s Abe to meet Trump ahead of US-North Korea summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will have less than two hours to make his points to Trump at the White House on Thursday, before both go to Canada for a G-7 summit on June 8-9.
US President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands as they hold a joint press conference at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, US, April 18, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands as they hold a joint press conference at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, US, April 18, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 02:34 PM IST
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Associated Press, Tokyo | By Associated Press

Japan’s PM Abe apologises again as records scandals deepen mistrust

While Japan’s fractured opposition has gained little support from Abe’s woes, growing public dissatisfaction damages his chances of victory in a Liberal Democratic Party leadership election in September.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe visit a former home of Chiune Sugihara, a Jew-saving Japanese diplomat, in Kaunas, Lithuania January 14, 2018.(Reuters File)
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe visit a former home of Chiune Sugihara, a Jew-saving Japanese diplomat, in Kaunas, Lithuania January 14, 2018.(Reuters File)
Published on Apr 09, 2018 10:11 AM IST
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