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Shinzo Abe: Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who has been the Prime Minister of Japan since 2012. Abe is also currently the president of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He previously served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006, and as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007, making him the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history.

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With stricken cruise ship, Japan draws criticism over coronavirus response

As the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship is evacuated, Japan faces deepening criticism over its response to the outbreak, tarnishing what was supposed to be a triumphant Olympic year for..
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Japan to spend 10.3 billion yen from budget reserve to fight coronavirus: Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the cabinet will decide on Friday to spend 10.3 billion yen from the budget reserve to respond to the coronavirus.
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Cruise Ship to Dock in Cambodia After Being Stranded at Sea Over Coronavirus Fears [Video]Cruise Ship to Dock in Cambodia After Being Stranded at Sea Over Coronavirus Fears

The MS Westerdam has been stranded at sea since Feb. 6, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied its docking in the country over fear of COVID-19.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus [Video]Tokyo organisers 'seriously worried' over spread of coronavirus

International Paralympic Committee Spokesman is confident that all necessary measures will be taken ahead of the 2020 Games

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:22Published

Coronavirus casts shadow on Tokyo Olympics [Video]Coronavirus casts shadow on Tokyo Olympics

The spread of a new coronavirus could throw "cold water over the growing momentum of the 2020 Games," Tokyo Organising Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Japan minister takes paternity leave in rare move [Video]Japan minister takes paternity leave in rare move

Rising political star Shinjiro Koizumi will take two weeks off after the birth of his baby boy, paving the way for Japan's notorious workaholic fathers. Olivia Chan reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:00Published

China and Japan agree to cooperate and improve ties at Chengdu summit [Video]China and Japan agree to cooperate and improve ties at Chengdu summit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a bilateral meeting on Wednesday, a day after a trilateral summit between China, Japan and South Korea. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:05Published

Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China [Video]Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearisation talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..

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Japan PM Abe vows Russia peace treaty talks at rally for disputed islets

japan pm abe vows russia peace treaty talks at rally for disputed islets
BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to visit Moscow in May to attend a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of Russia's victory over Germany in World War II and hold talks with..
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Japan will make utmost efforts to keep virus from affecting Olympic Games: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics.
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Japan sends warship to Gulf to protect oil tankers as US-Iran tensions simmer

japan sends warship to gulf to protect oil tankers as us-iran tensions simmer
A Japanese warship has departed for the Middle East to ensure the safety of the country's oil tankers in waters where tensions between the US and Iran are high The destroyer Takanami with some 200..
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Japan to ban foreigners who've been to China's Hubei in last 2 weeks: government

Foreigners who have been to China's Hubei province in the last two weeks will be refused entry to Japan for the time being, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a meeting of a governmental taskforce..
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Japan urges citizens to avoid non-urgent trips to all of China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told parliament on Friday the government has decided to raise its infectious disease advisory level for China, excluding Hubei province, to 2, urging citizens to..
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Japan's Abe strikes conciliatory note on South Korea, row may be easing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its "most important neighbor" and that the two shared basic values, taking a conciliatory tone toward the country that has been..
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In Olympics-heavy policy speech, Japan PM says Games mark new era for nation

Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open, the Games are already inescapable in Japan - including dominating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy speech to parliament on Monday.
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Japan's leader vows to boost nation's role in US alliance

japan's leader vows to boost nation's role in us alliance
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Sunday to bolster his country's role under its security pact with the U.S. in “outer space and cyberspace,” as the allies marked the 60th..
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Japan approves spending for Self-Defense Forces in Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet decided on Tuesday to use about 507 million yen ($4.6 million) from this fiscal year's budget reserves for the Self-Defense Forces in the Middle East, the..
Reuters - Published

Japan pursues regional diplomacy to defuse Gulf tensions

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Prime..
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Japan making diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in Gulf: official

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Japanese..
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Conflict with Iran impacts entire world: Shinzo Abe

conflict with iran impacts entire world: shinzo abe
Riyadh: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the Middle East hoping to ease tensions spiked by the US..
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Japan's Abe meets Saudi king amid threats in Persian Gulf

japan's abe meets saudi king amid threats in persian gulf
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman on Sunday as part of a tour of oil-producing Gulf Arab states aimed at promoting peace amid a spike in tensions between..
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Japan PM heading to Middle East as planned, warship dispatch ordered

japan pm heading to middle east as planned, warship dispatch ordered
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with a planned trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend despite heightened tensions in the Middle..
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Japan PM going on Middle East trip as planned: source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will go ahead with trip to the Middle East: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
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Japan PM Abe sticks to plan to deploy forces to Middle East

japan pm abe sticks to plan to deploy forces to middle east
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
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After Abe, Aussie PM Morrison postpones visit to India

after abe, aussie pm morrison postpones visit to india
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison indefinitely postponed his visit to India in order to lead his government’s endeavour to control ravaging bushfire in the southeastern region of the country...
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Japan MP arrested on suspicion of taking casino bribe

The supporter of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is accused of taking $34,000 from a gambling operator.
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Japan's Abe tells China no improvement in ties without stability in East China Sea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that there would be no true improvement in bilateral relations without stability in the East China Sea, Japan's foreign..
Reuters - Published

Abe eager to invite Xi as state guest despite some opposition

abe eager to invite xi as state guest despite some opposition
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday voiced his eagerness to prepare for a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, although some conservative lawmakers oppose the plan due largely to the..
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South Korea-Japan summit sees hope for better relations

South Korea's Moon Jae-in and Japan's Shinzo Abe try to smooth a rough patch in bilateral relations.
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Japan PM asks South Korea to take steps to resolve bilateral row

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday it is South Korea's responsibility to come up with measures that would resolve bilateral disputes that have taken Tokyo's relationship with Seoul to..
Reuters - Published

China, Japan, South Korea reaffirm commitment to dialogue over North Korea

China, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue to resolve the North Korea issue, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday after a summit with South Korean President Moon..
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Korean President Moon Jae In heads to Chengdu for Pyongyang talks

korean president moon jae in heads to chengdu for pyongyang talks
South Korean President Moon Jae In waves at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, today before leaving for China to attend a trilateral summit with Chinese and Japanese leaders. South Korean..
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North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

north korea threat looms as china, japan, south korea leaders meet
The spectre of a new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy..
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Trump and Japan's Abe spoke about North Korea: White House spokesman

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about developments related to North Korea, Iran, and trade, a White House spokesman said.
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Japan PM: seriously concerned about Iran scaling back nuclear deal commitments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed serious concerns to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over Iran scaling back its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, and urged him to refrain from..
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Japan PM asks Iran's Rouhani to stick to nuclear deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to stick to commitments made in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and said Japan would do what it can to ensure stability..
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Iran's Rouhani to visit Japan amid heightened tensions with U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan on Dec. 20-21 and meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as the Asian country, a U.S. ally, looks to resolve Tehran's nuclear impasse with Washington.
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Iran's Rouhani to visit Japan on December 20-21, meet with Abe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan on Dec. 20-21 and will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as Japan looks to help ease tensions in the Middle East, the Japanese government's chief..
Reuters - Published

Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday, his speech at the Kengo Kuma-designed venue praising the efforts to finish..
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After Bangladesh ministers, Japan PM scraps India visit

The violent anti-CAB protests in Assam put paid to the India-Japan annual summit Friday with the government announcing that PM Narendra Modi’s meeting with his counterpart Shinzo Abe in Guwahati had..
IndiaTimes - Published

Clashes erupt in Delhi over citizenship law; PM Abe cancels visit

Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and thousands of university students on Friday over the enactment of a contentious new citizenship law, with the unrest leading Japan's prime minister to..
Reuters - Published

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's India visit deferred amid anti-Citizenship Act in Assam

Abe was due to hold discussions with counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam, however, the visit has been mutually deferred to convenient date in the near future, MEA informed.
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Japanese PM Abe cancels India visit amid Assam unrest

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe canceled a visit to India, the Indian foreign ministry said on Friday, amid tensions in a northeast region where he was due to hold summit talks with counterpart..
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