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Japan files protest over Russia missile deployment on disputed isles

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed displeasure over Russia's recent deployment of missile systems on islands disputed with Moscow.

Trump, Japanese premier Abe hold "very candid" discussion

Japan expressed satisfaction on Friday following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s face-to-face talks with Donald Trump in New York, despite remarks made during the president-elect's campaign which...

Japan, India ink controversial nuclear pact

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday in Tokyo, despite public opposition to the pact in the two countries....

Japan hangs murderer in 17th execution under current prime minister

Japan executed a man on death row early Friday in the first death sentence carried out since March, the government said.

Japanese premier to ask Philippine leader to mend US ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to ask Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to repair soured relations with the United States when the two meet in Tokyo, local media reported...

Japan to claim ownership of islands disputed with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that his government will continue to insist on its sovereignty over a group of islets and several islands, seized by the Soviet Union following Japan...

Japan pledges 30-billion-dollar investment in Africa over three years

Japan will invest 30 billion dollars in Africa's infrastructure over the next three years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during a two-day summit on Saturday.

Japan to provide 100 billion yen in loans for Myanmar

Japan plans to offer Myanmar 100 billion yen (995 million dollars) in loans for infrastructure projects in an effort to counter China's influence in the South-East Asian country, Japanese media...

Abe tells China to respect international order amid islands row

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that rule-based international order must be respected in talks on the sidelines of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Friday. 

Japan premier’s election win paves way for constitutional change

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition and their allies won a two-thirds majority in upper house elections, paving the way for Abe to amend Japan’s pacifist constitution, local...

Japan premier boosts power base as ruling coalition claims victory

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner Komeito achieved a decisive victory in upper house elections Sunday, early returns and media...

Japan premier's ruling coalition wins upper house majority

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner Komeito won a major victory in upper house elections Sunday, preliminary results and local...

Abe’s ruling coalition projected to win upper house majority

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner Komeito are poised to win an overwhelming victory in upper house elections Sunday...

Abe likely to enhance power base as Japan votes for upper house

Voters cast their ballots in upper house elections Sunday in Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was expected to win an overwhelming victory in the House of Councillors thanks to...

Japanese go to polls as premier’s ruling party expected to win big

Voters cast their ballots in upper house elections Sunday in Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition was expected to gain more seats in the House of Councillors thanks to a less...