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Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga set to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister
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Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga set to succeed Shinzo Abe as prime minister

The expected victory by Suga guarantees his election in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday because of the majority held by the Liberal Democrats’ ruling coalition

Shinzo Abe dissolves Parliament: Japan PM will run against Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike in 22 October polls
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Shinzo Abe dissolves Parliament: Japan PM will run against Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike in 22 October polls

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo.

Emperor Akihito to be first monarch to abdicate in 200 years after Japan Parliament passes law
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Emperor Akihito to be first monarch to abdicate in 200 years after Japan Parliament passes law

Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the first monarch to abdicate in 200 years.

Knife attacker had written letter to Japanese Parliament outlining morbid plan
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Knife attacker had written letter to Japanese Parliament outlining morbid plan

Hatred is what fueled a young Japanese man to go on a stabbing rampage on Tuesday, killing 19 people at a facility for the mentally disabled which had fired him

Japanese parliament re-elects Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister
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Japanese parliament re-elects Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister

Abe won 328 votes out of the 470 cast by lawmakers in a special session of the lower house Wednesday.

Japan elections: As campaigning ramps up, here are the stakes
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Japan elections: As campaigning ramps up, here are the stakes

The leader of the largest opposition party, Banri Kaieda of the Democratic Party of Japan, asked if people were better off two years after Abe took office in December 2012.

Japan: Lower house of parliament dissolved ahead of snap polls
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Japan: Lower house of parliament dissolved ahead of snap polls

Banri Kaieda, head of the largest opposition Democratic Party of Japan, also said: "We can't have the (rich-poor) gap widen. We can't give him a blank cheque for another four years."

Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house of Japan's parliament, polls likely on 14 Dec
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Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house of Japan's parliament, polls likely on 14 Dec

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament on Friday, paving the way for a general election next month.