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Japan, China agree on economic ties, split over islands

China’s top diplomat told Japan’s leader on Wednesday that Beijing wants the two Asian powers to have good relations and cooperate in fighting the coronavirus and reviving their pandemic-hit economies, but the two sides remained at odds over an island dispute.
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping(AP photo)
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping(AP photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 10:24 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

Australia, Japan to bolster defense ties amid China’s rise

The deal is the first of its kind for Japan since its 1960 status of forces agreement with the United States, which set the terms for the basing of about 50,000 American troops to operate in and around Japan under the Japan-US security pact.
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, left, speaks while Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister.(Bloomberg)
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, left, speaks while Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Japan has worst day of Covid-19 cases yet amid fears of winter wave

Japan has drawn attention from other nations for its ability to control the spread of the virus without mass-testing or enforced lockdowns.
A medical worker wearing a protective suit conducts a simulation for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at newly-opened Narita International Airport PCR Center operated by Nippon Medical School Foundation at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan on November 2, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A medical worker wearing a protective suit conducts a simulation for a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at newly-opened Narita International Airport PCR Center operated by Nippon Medical School Foundation at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan on November 2, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2020 07:02 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Japan PM says plan to release Fukushima water coming soon

More than nine years after the disaster, the government still hasn’t made clear what it will do with the water at the plant, though a release into the ocean has been largely speculated on in recent years.
Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.(REUTERS)
Storage tanks for radioactive water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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Covid: Japan PM Suga to announce plan for new stimulus package to ease pandemic pain

Although the size of the package has yet to be decided, some ruling party lawmakers have already called for one of about 10 trillion yen ($95.51 billion) to cushion the blow from the pandemic.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.(Reuters Photo)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

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 | By Associated 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 | By Press 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 | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

At QUAD meet, Pompeo discusses China’s ‘malign activity’ with Australian counterpart

The talks in Tokyo come with the United States, Australia and India all at loggerheads with Beijing -- leaving Japan in the delicate position of standing alongside its allies while attempting to preserve gradually improving ties with China.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attend the four Indo-Pacific nations’ foreign ministers meeting in Tokyo.(AP)
Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attend the four Indo-Pacific nations’ foreign ministers meeting in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 04:50 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

India and Japan to tie-up for 5G technologies, QUAD to pitch in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday. The two leaders decided to take the bilateral special strategic and global partnership to a new level.
India and Japan have agreed to closely cooperate and develop the 5G and advanced technologies with US and Australia ramping up technological support.(HT Photo)
India and Japan have agreed to closely cooperate and develop the 5G and advanced technologies with US and Australia ramping up technological support.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga says stable Japan-China ties key to region

New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in talks Friday to work closely together by holding high-level meetings including summits, but did not discuss the possibility of a visit by Xi to Japan.
Suga Yoshihide, Japan's prime minister(Bloomberg photo)
Suga Yoshihide, Japan's prime minister(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 10:26 AM IST
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Tokyo | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

High-speed train, Quad figure in 1st call between Japan’s Suga, PM Modi

Days ahead of a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, to be hosted by Japan, Yoshihide Suga said he would promote cooperation through the grouping.
Modi and Suga agreed the special strategic and global partnership between India and Japan has made “great advances over the last few years” and expressed their intention to strengthen the relationship on the basis of mutual trust and shared values, according to a statement from the external affairs ministry.(ANI)
Modi and Suga agreed the special strategic and global partnership between India and Japan has made “great advances over the last few years” and expressed their intention to strengthen the relationship on the basis of mutual trust and shared values, according to a statement from the external affairs ministry.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 09:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

‘Had a very good conversation’: PM Modi talks to Japan’s Yoshihide Suga

This marks PM Modi’s first conversation with his new Japanese counterpart. Suga was elected as Japan’s prime minister on September 16 after his predecessor Shinzo Abe resigned last month due to health issues.
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)
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 Sep 25, 2020 08:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

New Japan PM Yoshihide Suga calls for ‘repairing’ ties with South Korea

Suga on Thursday spoke to South Korea’s president Moon Jae In for the first time. Ties between the two US allies have deteriorated sharply over the past year over war-time history and trade.
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 Sep 24, 2020 12:29 PM IST
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Tokyo/Seoul | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral

New Japan prime minister Suga holds first talks with US president Donald Trump

Addressing reporters after the telephone call, Suga said he told Trump the Japan-US alliance is the foundation of regional peace and stability, and they agreed to continue to coordinate closely.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets the press at the prime minister's official residence after speaking on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump at their first conversation since Suga took office, in Tokyo, Japan (Kyodo/via REUTERS)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga meets the press at the prime minister's official residence after speaking on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump at their first conversation since Suga took office, in Tokyo, Japan (Kyodo/via REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Tokyo | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

Taiwan president says has no plans to talk to Japan’s new PM

Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has close cultural and historic ties with Japan, though Japan, like most countries, recognises China’s government in Beijing, not Taiwan’s.
Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen is seen in this file photo. Tsai said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing.(Reuters Photo)
Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen is seen in this file photo. Tsai said on Sunday that there was no plan for her talk by telephone with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, after a Japanese envoy had told Tsai that Suga might be open to it, prompting concern in Beijing.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Taipei | By Reuters | Posted by Meenakshi Ray

Japan’s new PM Suga to meet US State Secretary Pompeo in October

Mike Pompeo is expected to visit the Japanese capital for talks with foreign ministers from Japan, Australia and India, NHK said.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.(Reuters)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 19, 2020 09:33 AM IST
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Tokyo, Japan | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

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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‘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 | By hindustantimes.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 | By Bloomberg | 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 | By Associated 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 | By Associated 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 | By hindustantimes.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 | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

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 | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

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 | By Reuters | Posted by: Karan Manral

Suga leads Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down leadership vote

Yoshihide Suga has also won the backing of the largest faction of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), media reported, making him a strong front-runner to replace Abe, who abruptly announced on Friday he was stepping down for health reasons.
Suga, 71, is widely expected to stay the policy course set out by Abe, including the “Abenomics” strategy aimed at reviving the economy and keeping it afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
Suga, 71, is widely expected to stay the policy course set out by Abe, including the “Abenomics” strategy aimed at reviving the economy and keeping it afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 01:44 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary to join race for succeeding Shinzo Abe

Yoshihide Suga, the chief spokesperson for the government, informed LDP Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai about his desire to contest the party’s leadership election, a day after Abe announced he would step down as the Prime Minister due to health concerns, the source said.
Some senior members of the LDP have lauded Suga for his crisis management abilities, underlining that it is crucial to maintain policy continuity in the fight against Covid-19, the source added.(Reuters file photo)
Some senior members of the LDP have lauded Suga for his crisis management abilities, underlining that it is crucial to maintain policy continuity in the fight against Covid-19, the source added.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Aug 30, 2020 02:15 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Japan will not revive state of emergency as Tokyo Covid-19 cases rise

The new cases are mostly among people in their 20s and 30s, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters, with the number of serious cases declining.
The state of emergency was lifted on May 25.(Reuters)
The state of emergency was lifted on May 25.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 11:51 AM IST
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Tokyo, Japan | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Comedian Ken Shimura dies of Covid-19, is first Japanese celebrity to succumb to coronavirus

Comedian Ken Shimura became the first Japanese celebrity to die of the novel coronavirus. He was 70, and had lung cancer surgery in 2016.
In this May 2012, photo, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura gestures with a funny face to a photographer in Tokyo.(AP)
In this May 2012, photo, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura gestures with a funny face to a photographer in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 11:53 AM IST
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