Thousands demand Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation amid corruption scandal

Thousands attend a protest in front of the National Diet Building in Tokyo to demand the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over an ongoing corruption scandal. The Japanese Finance Ministry admitted that it had tampered with documents in the high-profile cronyism scandal. However, former Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa stated under oath that Abe […]

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to ‘deal firmly’ with North Korea immediately after he won elections

Japanesr Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a news conference at his party headquarters in the capital, Tokyo, on October 23, 2012. (Photo by Reuters) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to “deal firmly” with North Korea, immediately after he won a landslide “super-majority” in the snap elections he had called, for an increased […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party set to win by landslide in Japan snap elections

A coalition led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to win by landslide in the country’s snap parliamentary elections. A projection published by private broadcaster TBS said the LDP-led conservative coalition would win 311 seats in Japan’s 465-seat parliament. Abe’s main rival, the new center-left Constitutional Democratic Party, was […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revamps cabinet amid declining popularity over scandals

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe enters his official residence in Tokyo, on August 3, 2017. (Photo by AP) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his cabinet by dumping arch-conservatives and picking critical voices in a bid to regain public support after a spate of scandals and missteps badly hurt his popularity. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises to help flood victims as death toll up to 28

Three more bodies have been found in southwest Japan, potentially raising the death toll from last week’s heavy rains to 28, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the hardest-hit areas. Two deaths have been confirmed, and a third body is still under investigation, Fukuoka prefecture’s Department of Disaster Management said on Wednesday. Abe, who cut short […]

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US President Donald Trump tells Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe US ‘100% behind Japan’ after North Korea missile test

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and US President Donald Trump speak at Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, January 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) President Donald Trump has reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the United States is “100 percent” behind Japan following reports of North Korea conducting a fresh missile […]

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