Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns, clearing way for successor
He said his health is improving thanks to treatment and that he, as a lawmaker, will support his successor-to-be, Yoshihide Suga, from now on. He also thanked the people for their understanding and strong support for the upcoming leadership under Suga.
Decoding the legacy of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s departing prime minister
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Japan's Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win US Open and third Grand Slam
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As Japan’s Shinzo Abe leaves, ‘Abenomics’ will remain, for good or ill
Abe’s successor will face Japanese voters and businesspeople who have seen the hard-won economic gains of the last eight years slip away in the face of the pandemic.
Shinzo 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 PM Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving premier, resigns over worsening health
Abe has battled the disease ulcerative colitis for years and two recent hospital visits within a week fanned questions on whether he could stay in the job until the end of his term as ruling party leader, and hence, premier, in September 2021.
What's next after Japan PM Shinzo Abe quits? Potential successors?
The abrupt news that Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe is set to resign over a worsening health condition, set off a flurry of attention on Friday over the path ahead for the world's third-biggest economy.
Japan PM Shinzo Abe to address health concerns in press conference
Questions about Abe's health have been swirling since he made a previously unannounced visit to hospital for medical checks on August 17, and then returned for further checks a week later, on Monday.
Japan's Suga wins party leadership race, headed for premiership
Suga, 71, who has said he would pursue Abe's key economic and foreign policies, 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.
Japan marks the 75th anniversary of the end of war with no Shinzo Abe apology
There was no word of apology from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who gave thanks for the sacrifices of the Japanese war dead but had nothing to say about the suffering of Japan's neighbours.
Japan's Yoshihide Suga formally voted in as PM, readies 'continuity cabinet'
Suga, 71, Abe's longtime right-hand man, has pledged to pursue many of Abe's programmes, including his signature "Abenomics" economic strategy, and to forge ahead with structural reforms, including deregulation and streamlining bureaucracy.
India suggests partnership with Japan in Russian Far-East
India-Russia-Japan are planning to launch trilateral format and it could be launched through Track 2 dialogue.