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Abe’s warning to China over Taiwan is a blunt message to President Xi

  • Just as China has deployed over 82 intermediate range missile launchers towards Taiwan and Guam, it has deployed long range missiles in Tibet to pressurize India and Bhutan.
Several China watchers believe that Beijing will become more aggressive towards Taiwan after the February 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Several China watchers believe that Beijing will become more aggressive towards Taiwan after the February 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Published on Dec 02, 2021 12:24 PM IST
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Olympics-Japan former PM Abe to miss Games opening ceremony - media

Abe stepped down from office last year due to health reasons, and his replacement as prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, is expected to attend. Abe's office could not immediately be reached on Thursday, a public holiday in Japan.
Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe(Reuters photo)
Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe(Reuters photo)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 08:39 AM IST
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Japanese PM Suga and Abe to be invited for launch of Kashi convention centre

  • PM Narendra Modi and the then Japanese PM Abe conceived the centre during their visit to the holy city in December 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's former PM Shinzo Abe together conceived the Varanasi convention centre project.(AP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's former PM Shinzo Abe together conceived the Varanasi convention centre project.(AP File Photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2021 12:30 PM IST
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Republic Day 2021: Shinzo Abe, SP Balasubramaniam among Padma Vibhushan awardees

The Padma awards are conferred by the President on the eve of Republic Day every year.
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 Jan 25, 2021 09:22 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

Japan ex-PM Shinzo Abe apologises for making ‘repeated false denials’ in parliament on funding scandal

Japan’s longest-serving leader said he had known nothing about the payments and pledged to work to regain public trust. The apology came after his secretary was on Thursday summarily indicted over the issue and fined 1 million yen ($9,650).
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologised for making false statements in parliament regarding a political funding scandal.(Reuters)
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologised for making false statements in parliament regarding a political funding scandal.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 26, 2020 05:48 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByReuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Japan delays gender-equality goals in new five-year plan

The earlier goal was set by Suga’s predecessor, Shinzo Abe, under his “womenomics” policy designed to promote more women in the workforce to make up for Japan’s fast-aging population.
Under the new five-year gender equality plan, approved by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet, the government has postponed the goal for women to account for at least 30% of leadership positions until “as early as possible during the 2020s.(Reuters file photo)
Under the new five-year gender equality plan, approved by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet, the government has postponed the goal for women to account for at least 30% of leadership positions until “as early as possible during the 2020s.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma

US’ Legion of Merit award for QUAD architects sends multiple messages

US President Donald Trump’s decision to award his partners in India, Japan and Australia is seen to underline that it was during his time at the White House that these relationships were taken to a different level.
US President Donald Trump has conferred the Legion of Merit award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(Agencies)
US President Donald Trump has conferred the Legion of Merit award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(Agencies)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST
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Japan sets record $52 billion military budget with stealth jets, long-range missiles

Prime Minister Suga is continuing the controversial military expansion pursued by his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, to give Japan’s forces new planes, missiles and aircraft carriers with greater range and potency against potential foes including neighbouring China.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan.(Reuters/ File photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan.(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2020 07:07 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByReuters| Posted by Mallika Soni

Support for Suga in Japan slides as Covid-19 wave worsens

Public approval could play into when he’ll call the next election, which must be held in less than a year, and dictate whether he can parlay his stop-gap position into a longer term in Japan’s top job.
Yoshihide Suga scored the third-highest support rate for a prime minister on record when he was installed in September after his Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation due to illness.(Reuters file photo)
Yoshihide Suga scored the third-highest support rate for a prime minister on record when he was installed in September after his Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation due to illness.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 10:41 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Japan will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, announces PM Suga

Giving his first policy speech since he succeeded Shinzo Abe last month, Yoshihide Suga outlined an ambitious agenda and said he intends to “put maximum effort into achieving a green society.”
Japan PM Yoshihide Suga (FILE PHOTO/REUTERS)
Japan PM Yoshihide Suga (FILE PHOTO/REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 03:06 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Japan’s new Prime Minister pushes Abe’s vision ahead of Asia trip

As he emerges from Shinzo Abe’s shadow with promises to “work for the people”, Suga is proving in some ways to be even more hard line.
Suga is expected to sign a defense equipment and technology transfer agreement with Vietnam as part of efforts to promote exports of Japanese-made military equipment(REUTERS)
Suga is expected to sign a defense equipment and technology transfer agreement with Vietnam as part of efforts to promote exports of Japanese-made military equipment(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 18, 2020 02:11 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

New Japan PM Suga to make first foreign visits, to visit Vietnam and Indonesia from October 18-21

The first official visit of previous Suga’s predecessor, Shinzo Abe, was also made to these two countries. Abe unexpectedly announced on August 28 his intention to resign due to an aggravation of a chronic illness.
FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo, Japan September 16, 2020. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 11:14 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

Fujifilm’s Avigan shown to be effective in Japanese Phase-3 trial for Covid-19

The Phase 3 clinical study of 156 patients in Japan showed that those treated with Avigan improved after 11.9 days, versus 14.7 days for a placebo group
In its statement, Fujifilm said it would perform further analysis of the trial data and seek to file for approval of Avigan for use in Covid-19 as early as October.(REUTERS file photo)
In its statement, Fujifilm said it would perform further analysis of the trial data and seek to file for approval of Avigan for use in Covid-19 as early as October.(REUTERS file photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByReuters | Posted by Amrutha Kosuru

End of Shinzo Abe era leaves Japan still searching for way forward

Yoshihide Suga, Abe’s former chief spokesman, was appointed prime minister on Wednesday after Abe resigned because of a chronic health problem.
In this Sept. 26, 2006, file photo, then newly-appointed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, front row, poses with his Cabinet members after an attestation ceremony for his Cabinet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.(AP)
In this Sept. 26, 2006, file photo, then newly-appointed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, front row, poses with his Cabinet members after an attestation ceremony for his Cabinet at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 02:46 PM IST
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Mito | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

‘Heartiest congratulations’: PM Modi wishes new Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga

Suga was on Wednesday elected as Japan’s new prime minister succeeding the outgoing Shinzo Abe, who announced last month he would be stepping down from office due to health issues.
File Photo of Yoshihide Suga (Nicolas Datiche/Sipa Press/Bloomberg)
File Photo of Yoshihide Suga (Nicolas Datiche/Sipa Press/Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 11:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s new prime minister, will succeed Shinzo Abe

Suga will be the country’s first new premier in nearly eight years. He will succeed the outgoing Abe, who announced last month that he would be stepping down due to health reasons.
Japan's newly-elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stands as he was chosen as new prime minister at the Lower House of Parliament in Tokyo, Japan (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
Japan's newly-elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stands as he was chosen as new prime minister at the Lower House of Parliament in Tokyo, Japan (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 10:58 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByBloomberg | Posted by Karan Manral

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of health problems.
Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(AP)
Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 09:13 AM IST
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Tokyo, Japan | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

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 | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Meenakshi Ray

Meet Yoshihide Suga, elected Japan’s next PM who begins and ends his day with 100 sit-ups

Yoshihide Suga, won 377 votes out of 534 votes cast, and 535 possible votes, in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) election by the party’s members of parliament and representatives of its 47 local chapters.
Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga acknowledges as he is elected as new head of Japan's ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo on Monday.(AP)
Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga acknowledges as he is elected as new head of Japan's ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo on Monday.(AP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan’s prime minister

The current chief current secretary in Abe’s government was elected as the new leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Abe will quit as Japan’s PM due to health reasons.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga acknowledges as he is elected as new head of the ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo, Japan September 14, 2020. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga acknowledges as he is elected as new head of the ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo, Japan September 14, 2020. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 12:38 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

‘Brought back fond memories’, says PM Modi as Japan PM Shinzo Abe tweets on ties with India

“Great thread, offering a glimpse of the robust India-Japan friendship as well as the strong potential of our partnership in the times to come. The lovely photographs, shared by my good friend PM @AbeShinzo have brought back fond memories of our many interactions,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
Lauding Indo-Japan ties, Japanese PM Abe on Friday had shared pictures on Twitter from his trip to India in 2015 and 2017, in addition to pictures from PM Modi’s visit to Yamanashi in 2018.(Photo: AbeShinzo)
Lauding Indo-Japan ties, Japanese PM Abe on Friday had shared pictures on Twitter from his trip to India in 2015 and 2017, in addition to pictures from PM Modi’s visit to Yamanashi in 2018.(Photo: AbeShinzo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Abe plan for land-attack counterpunch could mark major military shift for Japan

Japan’s Self Defence Forces are geared toward stopping attackers in the air and the sea. The policy change would direct the military to create a doctrine for targeting enemy sites on land - a mission that would require the purchase of long-range weapons such as cruise missiles.
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Kurama (L), which is carrying Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leads the JMSDF fleet during its fleet review at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka, south of Tokyo.(REUTERS)
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Kurama (L), which is carrying Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leads the JMSDF fleet during its fleet review at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka, south of Tokyo.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 01:52 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByReuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

PM Modi rings up ‘dear friend’ Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, hails him for boosting India-Japan ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe over the phone soon after India and Japan signed a key pact in defence sector.
Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, shakes hands with Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, during a bilateral meeting ahead of the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Osaka, Japan, June 27, 2019.(Reuters photo)
Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, shakes hands with Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, during a bilateral meeting ahead of the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Osaka, Japan, June 27, 2019.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 07:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh

India, Japan sign key pact for reciprocal provision of supplies, services between defence forces

The agreement is expected to facilitate “smooth and prompt provision of supplies and services” between the two sides
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(AP)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.(AP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 03:43 PM IST
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Japanese minister Kono says he’s expecting October polls

Kono, tipped as a future Japanese leader, made the comments Wednesday in an online forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Japan's Defence Minister Taro Kono speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo.(REUTERS)
Japan's Defence Minister Taro Kono speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 06:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

News updates from Hindustan Times: India’s banking sector debt severely affected due to Covid-19 and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Experts believe that banks may be more risk-averse to restructuring loans this time around, having already suffered big losses in previous restructuring efforts.(Mint file photo)
Experts believe that banks may be more risk-averse to restructuring loans this time around, having already suffered big losses in previous restructuring efforts.(Mint file photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 08:59 AM IST
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Japan: Yoshihide Suga in pole position for PM as debate kicks off

Suga, former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba and ex-foreign minister Fumio Kishida will appear in a televised debate on Wednesday, making the case for who should lead the country after nearly eight years under Abe.
Suga said on Tuesday the biggest job for the new prime minister would be to revive the coronavirus-ravaged economy.(Bloomberg Photo)
Suga said on Tuesday the biggest job for the new prime minister would be to revive the coronavirus-ravaged economy.(Bloomberg Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 08:29 AM IST
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Tokyo | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Shinzo Abe redefined India-Japan ties | Opinion

But there have been some misses as well. Trade balance and progress in high-technology trade needs more attention
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yamanakako village, Yamanashi prefecture, October 28, 2018(AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Yamanakako village, Yamanashi prefecture, October 28, 2018(AP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 06:58 AM IST
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ByTitli Basu

Japan’s economy won’t return to pre-covid levels, says Bloomberg economics report

The report comes with Japan’s ruling party in a leadership contest to decide who will take over from outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after nearly eight years of his growth strategy.
People look at wind chimes on display in the Marunouchi District of Tokyo, Japan.(Bloomberg)
People look at wind chimes on display in the Marunouchi District of Tokyo, Japan.(Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 07, 2020 02:55 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Japan defence chief Kono backs Suga for prime minister, but keeps eye on top job

Shinzo Abe resigned as Prime Minister last week over health issues.
(Reuters: Japan’s Defence Minister Taro Kono)
(Reuters: Japan’s Defence Minister Taro Kono)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 06:48 PM IST
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Tokyo | ByReuters | Posted by: Karan Manral
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