Yoshihide Suga formally elected as Japan's new prime minister, succeeds long-serving leader Shinzo Abe
Suga said he will appoint 'reform-minded, hard-working people' to the new Cabinet. About half of the members in the Abe Cabinet are expected to be retained or shifted to different ministerial posts
Shinzo Abe resigns as Japan PM; successor Yoshihide Suga says COVID-19, economy will be his top priorities
Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, announced last month that he was stepping down because of health problems.
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
Yoshihide Suga set to be Japan PM: Chinese media expresses guarded optimism, raises concerns on 'hardline attitudes'
While China is Japan's largest trading partner, Beijing increasing military aggression and the coronavirus pandemic have strained relations between the two countries
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
India, Japan sign deal to access military bases for logistics support; Modi and Abe hail 'landmark' agreement
Modi spoke to the outgoing Japanese PM and thanked him for his 'personal commitment' to strengthen ties between the two countries
In Japan, campaign to succeed Shinzo Abe as PM begins; 71-year-old Yosihide Suga seen as top contenderr
Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, had formally submitted his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic Party leadership last week
Shinzo Abe quits as Japan PM: Many vie for country's top post, but reviving economy will be a tall order
Japan is confronting labour shortages as it grapples with a shrinking population and a stubbornly low birthrate, as well as snags in bringing in foreign workers.
Japan's longest serving prime minister Shinzo Abe would have been in the VIP box alongside IOC president Thomas Bach had the Olympics opened as scheduled a month ago and not fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving PM and a champion of economic reforms, resigns for health reasons
Abe's scheme to revive Japan's long-stalled economy, called 'Abenomics', involved vast government spending, massive monetary easing and the cutting of red tape
Concerns surrounding the health of Abe, who turns 66 next month, have been simmering since this summer
Considering the increasing risks around Japan, including North Korea’s expanding nuclear arsenal and China’s muscle-flexing during the pandemic, security analysts believe it should be only natural for the country to consider bolstering its defences
Earlier this month, Japan's defence ministry warned that China was trying to “alter the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea,” and it ranked China as a more serious long-term threat than North Korea
Japan accuses China of pushing propaganda and territorial claims in the Asia-Pacific during pandemic
Japan’s criticism of China echoes similar comments made by the US, as relations between Beijing and Washington deteriorate.
Japan boosts rescue efforts as floods, landslides claim over 50 lives; more rain expected till Thursday
Visuals showed swollen rivers, destroyed homes, roads covered in landslides and stranded residents being carried to safety by military helicopters.
Around the world, governments that had appeared to tame the coronavirus are adjusting to the reality that the disease is here to stay
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Games
Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles said she was hopeful the rescheduled Tokyo Games will take place next year, amid concern over the global response to the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan's J-League set to resume without fans after PM Shinzo Abe lifts state of emergency, says report
Japan's J-League started its season on 21 February but was forced to stop play a few days later due to coronavirus pandemic
International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the COVID-19 crisis.