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Demonstrations, self-immolation and more: The controversies over Japan's state funeral for Shinzo Abe
World

Demonstrations, self-immolation and more: The controversies over Japan's state funeral for Shinzo Abe

The funeral has become controversial for two main reasons — questions around Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s overstepping his powers by solely approving the funeral and the issues around the Unification Church and its links to the Liberal Democratic Party

Japan votes for strong government under Kishida and this will shape strategic equation in Indo-Pacific
World

Japan votes for strong government under Kishida and this will shape strategic equation in Indo-Pacific

Fumio Kishida and the LDP aim to double Japan's defence spending to around 2 percent of the GDP to deal with China and North Korea, thereby signalling the course of the direction that they intend to tread upon

Why rise of Fumio Kishida as new Japanese prime minister is good news for India
World

Why rise of Fumio Kishida as new Japanese prime minister is good news for India

Fumio Kishida’s victory owes much to LDP’s conservative wing and many of his foreign policy actions will function within the parameters that former prime minister Shinzo Abe laid down during his time in office

BJP finalises seat-sharing deal with LJP; Ram Vilas Paswan likely to get Rajya Sabha berth
Politics

BJP finalises seat-sharing deal with LJP; Ram Vilas Paswan likely to get Rajya Sabha berth

The deal was clinched after Ram Vilas Paswan, who is also a Union minister, and his son Chirag Paswan met BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

Shinzo Abe seeks fresh term as party head, expected to become Japan's longest-serving premier
World

Shinzo Abe seeks fresh term as party head, expected to become Japan's longest-serving premier

Shinzo Abe confirmed he would run in his ruling party's leadership election, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier

Shinzo Abe hits back at critics as land sale scandal involving Japan PM and wife causes ratings to nosedive
World

Shinzo Abe hits back at critics as land sale scandal involving Japan PM and wife causes ratings to nosedive

Shinzo Abe hit back at critics over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.

References to Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie and FM Taro Aso removed from documents related to suspected scandal
World

References to Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie and FM Taro Aso removed from documents related to suspected scandal

References to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife and Finance Minister Taro Aso were removed from documents related to a suspected cronyism scandal as concerns grew about a possible cover-up

After decisive win, Shinzo Abe pledges to tackle North Korea threat, Japan's aging population crisis
World

After decisive win, Shinzo Abe pledges to tackle North Korea threat, Japan's aging population crisis

Shinzo Abe pledged on Monday to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises: the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says his victory represents 'historic' public confidence in his policy decisions
World

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says his victory represents 'historic' public confidence in his policy decisions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said the ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito blocs overwhelming victory in the general election represented a "historic" level of public confidence in his leadership

Japanese general election: Incumbent PM Shinzo Abe eyes fresh term as millions vote under North Korea threats
World

Japanese general election: Incumbent PM Shinzo Abe eyes fresh term as millions vote under North Korea threats

Abe shocked Japan by calling the snap election a year earlier than expected, urging voters to stick with him in the face of what he termed the dual "national crises".

Japan's Shinzo Abe headed towards comfortable win, may retain two-thirds majority in Parliament
World

Japan's Shinzo Abe headed towards comfortable win, may retain two-thirds majority in Parliament

Media polls indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition will handily win a general election on Sunday.

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

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 on track for landslide win, suggest pre-poll surveys; support for Oppn parties fizzles
World

Shinzo Abe on track for landslide win, suggest pre-poll surveys; support for Oppn parties fizzles

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan's upcoming election, the latest survey suggested on Monday, as a new party founded by Tokyo's popular governor loses momentum

Shinzo Abe reshuffles Japan Cabinet even as corruption scandals tank support for government
World

Shinzo Abe reshuffles Japan Cabinet even as corruption scandals tank support for government

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday was set to announce new defence and foreign ministers as part of a cabinet revamp he hopes will stem a decline in public support

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

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

Japan extends term limits for its leaders, gives Shinzo Abe chance to run for third term as PM
World

Japan extends term limits for its leaders, gives Shinzo Abe chance to run for third term as PM

Japan's ruling party on Sunday extended term limits for its leaders, a change that gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a shot at becoming Japan's longest-serving post-war leader

Shinzo Abe may become Japan's longest-ruling PM as his party allows president third consecutive term
World

Shinzo Abe may become Japan's longest-ruling PM as his party allows president third consecutive term

Abe took office for a rare second term as prime minister in December 2012, promising to reboot a stale economy and bolster defence.

Ahead of Japan elections, Abe's party takes lead in opinion polls
World

Ahead of Japan elections, Abe's party takes lead in opinion polls

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released on Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz.