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Japan's Abe pursues China thaw as U.S-Beijing ties in deep freeze

12 Oct 2018

TOKYO While U.S. President Donald Trump appears to wage a trade "Cold War" on China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will promote a thaw with Beijing at a summit this month where business ties will be in the spotlight.

Japan PM Abe keeps allies in key posts, just one woman in cabinet

02 Oct 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept key ministers in their posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, including finance, trade and foreign affairs, while appointing just one woman to the new lineup.

In blow to Japan PM, son of U.S. Marine wins Okinawa governor vote

01 Oct 2018

TOKYO The son of a U.S. Marine and Japanese mother won an election for governor of Japan's Okinawa island on Sunday on an anti-U.S military presence platform, defeating a candidate backed by the ruling bloc in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan-U.S. trade talks - temporary relief but no panacea for imbalance

27 Sep 2018

TOKYO A U.S.-Japan agreement to start new trade talks avoids a bust-up over the allies' bilateral trade gap for now, but any deal would probably do little to narrow the U.S. trade deficit that infuriates U.S. President Donald Trump.

Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

20 Sep 2018

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country's pacifist, post-war constitution. | Video

Japan's Abe to face Trump trade challenge after likely win in party vote

20 Sep 2018

TOKYO, Sept 20 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to win a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution.

Ageing Japan - Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up

19 Sep 2018

TOKYO As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki Matsumura.

Japan's Abe aims for constitution change in bid for extended term

10 Sep 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, eyeing an historic extended term, reaffirmed on Monday his resolve to revise the nation's post-war, pacifist constitution and said he hoped his party could submit a proposal to parliament later this year.

Japanese PM Abe seen headed for extended term despite policy doubts

27 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his candidacy on Sunday for a ruling party leadership election he is expected to win, despite low expectations for his economic policies and doubts over his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

Japanese PM Abe seen headed for extended term despite flat ratings

26 Aug 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Sunday his candidacy for a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership election that he is expected to win despite flat ratings and low expectations for his economic policies.

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