Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hospitalized for gastrointestinal inflammation caused by exhaustion and stress Thursday. His hospitalization comes a day after announcing his resignation following a sound electoral beating and the resignations of several government ministers.
Japanese political leaders are looking for a replacement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who announced his resignation Wednesday after an electoral beating and the resignations of several government ministers.
Just a week after naming a new Cabinet in an effort to regain public trust, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was hit Wednesday with another scandal -- calls for his environment minister to resign over misreported political funds.
Japan and North Korea will hold talks on establishing diplomatic relations next week in Ulan Bator, Japanese Foreign Ministry officials said on Tuesday. The two-day talks from September 5 will be held as part of a six-country deal to scrap Pyongyang's nuclear-arms programs in exchange for aid and diplomatic recognition.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has picked veteran lawmakers for key posts in a new cabinet line-up to be unveiled on Monday, media said, to try to revive faltering support after a massive election defeat.
A member of a Japanese right-wing group was arrested on Thursday after he sent his severed little finger to the ruling party's headquarters in protest at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's failure to visit a Tokyo war shrine.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday met the son of an Indian judge who opposed punishing Japanese war criminals convicted by an Allied tribunal, a move that has come under fire in some other Asia countries.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Wednesday for a "broader Asia" partnership of democracies that would include India, the United States and Australia but leave out the region's superpower, China.
Newly in charge of the upper house of the legislature, an opposition leader calls for an end to Japanese involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. His target is Prime Minister Abe, but his country's alliance with the U.S. could suffer collateral damage
A crushing election defeat for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling camp on Sunday could hurt Tokyo shares, boost bonds and raise questions about the chance of an early interest rate hike, market analysts said.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake, centered 17 kilometers below sea level, struck just off the northwestern Japanese coast Monday morning, knocking down several small buildings and resulting in at least 20 injuries, authorities reported.
In a rare international television interview Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sits with TALK ASIA's Anjali Rao ahead of his much talked-about and 'delayed' first official trip to the United States. He discusses Japan's current relationship with the U.S., the issue of "comfort women," his stance on North Korea, and Japanese domestic issues including changing the constitution and the economy. His popular wife, likened to U.S. presidential candidate and former first lady Hillary Clinton, also joins him to chat as she reveals her fondness for Korean pop culture.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe, 51, is the front-runner to succeed Junichiro Koizumi as the next president of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, a post which will carry with it the prime ministership of Japan.