Reformist who breaks territorial barriers of bureaucracy: Yoshihide Suga set to be new Japan Prime Minister
Under Abe's first administration in 2006, Suga headed the internal affairs ministry, where he introduced a hometown tax programme, offering tax deductions for those who donate money to local municipalities
There are suggestions that Suga might call a snap election soon after he takes over. If successful, he could strengthen his hold on power.
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 becomes Japan's longest serving PM amid economic slump, allegations of cronyism and violating election laws
Shinzo Abe has led his ruling coalition to six national election victories since returning, surviving allegations of cronyism and scandals over falsified data by bureaucrats.
Shinzo Abe confirmed he would run in his ruling party's leadership election, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier
Despite ongoing political scandal, Japan PM Shinzo Abe to press on with controversial constitutional amendment
Shinzo Abe vowed on Sunday to press on with his controversial move to amend Japan's pacifist constitution, undeterred by a political scandal that has dented his popularity.
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
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
Shinzo Abe begins his fourth term as Japan's prime minister, vows to increase pressure on North Korea
A newly re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday pledged increasing pressure on North Korea to force the nuclear-armed country to the negotiating table,
Japan’s Shinzo Abe was re-elected prime minister on Wednesday after his ruling bloc’s big election win last month and days ahead of a visit by US president Donald Trump that is expected to be dominated by concerns over a volatile North Korea.
Typhoon Lan hits Japan: Category 4 storm forces thousands to evacuate; over 300 flights cancelled on election day
Tens of thousands of people across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were cancelled and train services were disrupted on Sunday as a typhoon roared toward the coast
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 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
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
Japan snap election: Shinzo Abe, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike draw battle lines on North Korea, tax reform and nuclear power
Election campaigning began in earnest in Japan on Tuesday with conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aiming to shake off suspected cronyism scandals and repulse the challenge f
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.
Tokyo civic elections: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party suffers historic defeat, popular governor wins big
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered a historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signalling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favouritism scandal
Tokyo civic election: Results may set electoral mood, determine Shinzo Abe's future ahead of national polls
Voters in Japan's capital Tokyo cast ballots on Sunday in an election that could spell trouble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is suffering from slumping support because of a scandal.
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.
An easy victory in parliamentary polls could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed.