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Japan Emperor Naruhito formally declares ascension to Chrysanthemum Throne, Shinzo Abe leads cheers of 'Banzai!'
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Japan Emperor Naruhito formally declares ascension to Chrysanthemum Throne, Shinzo Abe leads cheers of 'Banzai!'

Three booming cheers of 'Banzai!' rang out at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Naruhito formally declared his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne as the nation's 126th emperor.

Embattled Shinzo Abe takes responsibility for loss of trust in his government, denies involvement in land sale scandal
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Embattled Shinzo Abe takes responsibility for loss of trust in his government, denies involvement in land sale scandal

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, his popularity plunging amid a cronyism scandal, took responsibility on Monday for a loss of trust in his government

North Korea missile launch: Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe calls move 'violent act' that 'can never be tolerated'
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North Korea missile launch: Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe calls move 'violent act' that 'can never be tolerated'

Japan's prime minister said Wednesday that the latest North Korean missile launch was a "violent act" that "can never be tolerated" after the ICBM splashed down in its exclusive economic zone

Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe's coalition set to win by two-thirds majority in general election next week, says report
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Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe's coalition set to win by two-thirds majority in general election next week, says report

Shinzo Abe’s coalition is set for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday’s general election, a survey showed, as its rival led by Yuriko Koike appeared to lose momentum

Shinzo Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions on North Korea amid growing threat of nuclear attack
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Shinzo Abe calls for enforcement of sanctions on North Korea amid growing threat of nuclear attack

The international community must remain united and enforce sanctions against North Korea after its repeated launch of ballistic missiles, Shinzo Abe said

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe likely to call for snap elections in October amid improving approval ratings
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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe likely to call for snap elections in October amid improving approval ratings

Abe is considering calling a snap election as early as next month to take advantage of an uptick in approval ratings and disarray in the main opposition party, domestic media reported on Sunday.

Japan: Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffers 'historic defeat' in Tokyo poll
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Japan: Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffers 'historic defeat' in Tokyo poll

Shinzo Abe's party suffered a significant defeat in the Tokyo Metropolitan assembly election on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier

US Navy destroyer collides with container ship off Japan: Shinzo Abe sends condolences to Donald Trump
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US Navy destroyer collides with container ship off Japan: Shinzo Abe sends condolences to Donald Trump

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has sent a sympathy message to President Donald Trump over the fatal collision involving an American navy destroyer.

Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Japan, assures demonetisation wasn't in haste
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Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Japan, assures demonetisation wasn't in haste

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was aware of the hardship people were facing in India because of the demonetisation move, but emphasized that it was necessary in the larger interests of the nation.

China, Japan should 'put aside disruptions', Xi Jinping tells Shinzo Abe
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China, Japan should 'put aside disruptions', Xi Jinping tells Shinzo Abe

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an olive branch at their first meeting in over a year on Monday.

Japan goes to poll in July; President Shinzo hopeful of a win
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Japan goes to poll in July; President Shinzo hopeful of a win

"The biggest topic of this election is economic policies," Abe told a crowd in Kumamoto, a southern city struck by deadly earthquakes in April.

Shunned in the west, Mugabe gets welcomed by Shinzo Abe in Japan
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Shunned in the west, Mugabe gets welcomed by Shinzo Abe in Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday, welcomed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe — the 92-year-old former guerrilla fighter who is widely shunned in the West but frequently courted in Asia.

India’s cabinet clears $14.7 billion bullet train deal ahead of Shinzo Abe trip
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India’s cabinet clears $14.7 billion bullet train deal ahead of Shinzo Abe trip

India’s cabinet has cleared a $14.7 billion Japanese proposal to build its first bullet train line, an Indian government minister and official said on Thursday, one of India’s biggest foreign investments in its infrastructure sector.

Major embarrassment: Indian 'tiranga' hoisted upside down during PM Modi's and Japan's Abe photo-op
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Major embarrassment: Indian 'tiranga' hoisted upside down during PM Modi's and Japan's Abe photo-op

The tricolour was seen hoisted upside down during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo-op with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe before bilateral talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.

At Goa convention, Hindu organisations demand ban on convent schools
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At Goa convention, Hindu organisations demand ban on convent schools

'All India Hindu Convention', organised by the right-wing organisation Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, on Wednesday demanded a ban on convent schools, claiming that these schools do not allow Hindu students to follow religious traditions.

No word on Kenji Goto: Deadline passes, Jordan still holds prisoner demanded by Islamic State
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No word on Kenji Goto: Deadline passes, Jordan still holds prisoner demanded by Islamic State

AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset. An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist also captured by the insurgents said the pilot would be killed unless Jordan freed Sajida al-Rishawi, who is on death row for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack that killed 60 people in Amman

Modi calls on Tokyo school, invites Japanese teachers to India
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Modi calls on Tokyo school, invites Japanese teachers to India

While stressing on building language ties between the two nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on Japanese teachers to impart their language skills to Indian learners.

Modi arrives in Tokyo for summit talks with Japan PM Shinzo Abe
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Modi arrives in Tokyo for summit talks with Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived here for summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after completing the first leg his visit to the former imperial capital city of Kyoto.