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90th and 98th Prime Minister of Japan

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Shinzo Abe: 90th and 98th Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history. Abe also served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 and was briefly Leader of the Opposition in 2012.

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Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM [Video]

Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM

Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar..

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Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity [Video]

Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity

The 71-year-old replaces longtime ally Shinzo Abe, who is stepping down because of his health.

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Cheers and flowers as Abe leaves office [Video]

Cheers and flowers as Abe leaves office

Japan's longest-serving prime minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet resigned on Wednesday clearing the way for Yoshihide Suga to take over as successor, ahead of Suga's election as Japan's new prime..

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Suga clears major hurdle to replace Japan's Abe [Video]

Suga clears major hurdle to replace Japan's Abe

Yoshihide Suga, a long-time ally of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for him to become prime minister in a..

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Japan's Suga signals chance of snap election: Asahi [Video]

Japan's Suga signals chance of snap election: Asahi

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga signalled he could call a snap election if he became the country's next prime minister, the Asahi newspaper reported on Tuesday, as the ruling party..

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Suga joins race to become Japan's PM [Video]

Suga joins race to become Japan's PM

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is officially running to take over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party - making him the top contender to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Caroline..

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Japan's ruling party backs Suga as next PM [Video]

Japan's ruling party backs Suga as next PM

Japan's top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, has won the backing of the ruling party's largest faction to become the country's next leader. Gloria Tso reports.

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Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, Resigns Due to Health Concerns [Video]

Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, Resigns Due to Health Concerns

Abe announced his resignation during a Tokyo press conference on Friday.

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Equity indices spurt with rally in banking scrips, IndusInd up 12 pc [Video]

Equity indices spurt with rally in banking scrips, IndusInd up 12 pc

Equity benchmark indices traded higher on the first day of September futures and options series with banking and financials contributing significantly to the gains. The BSE S and P Sensex closed 354..

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Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns because of ill-health [Video]

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns because of ill-health

Longest-serving prime minister, who suffers from chronic colitis, quits because of his worsening medical condition.

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Japan's longest-serving Premier Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues [Video]

Japan's longest-serving Premier Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

Japan's longest-serving Premier Shinzo Abe resigned on Friday over health issues. Abe's term was about to end in September 2021. The Japanese PM said that he would resign to undergo treatment for..

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Illness forces Japanese PM Abe to stand down [Video]

Illness forces Japanese PM Abe to stand down

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, says he is resigningbecause a chronic illness has resurfaced. Concerns about his health began overthe summer and grew this month when he visited a..

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Shinzo Abe resigns as Japan's PM over health issues [Video]

Shinzo Abe resigns as Japan's PM over health issues

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stepped down because of health reasons. His term was about to end in September 2021. Abe had visited the hospital twice in the last two weeks creating speculation..

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Japan PM Abe in hospital again, sparking concern [Video]

Japan PM Abe in hospital again, sparking concern

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told reporters he wants to take care of his health and do his job, despite a visiting hospital for a second week. A top spokesman played down concerns and said..

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Shinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest continuously serving PM [Video]

Shinzo Abe becomes Japan’s longest continuously serving PM

But his time in office has not been the string of successes he promised when he took power.

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How Tokyo Plans To Combat COVID-19 [Video]

How Tokyo Plans To Combat COVID-19

Authorities in Tokyo believe many of the city's infections are happening when people go out at night. They have requested restaurants and bars that serve alcohol to close at 10 p.m. The government has..

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