Shinzō Abe

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Race to become Japan’s next PM too close to call days before vote
Contest to lead ruling party and country appears to be two-horse race between Taro Kono and Fumio Kishida

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

23, Sep, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Filled with doubt, division and Covid, Tokyo braces for Olympics
After a year’s delay, the Olympic Games begin this week. But it is an event that few in a fearful host nation now want as infections rise again

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Jul, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe questioned over 'cherry blossom' scandal
Allegations over dining expenses risk tarnishing Abe’s legacy and could weaken Yoshihide Suga

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Dec, 2020 @1:40 PM

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Yoshihide Suga to be Japan's prime minister after winning party vote
Liberal Democratic party MPs vote to appoint Shinzo Abe loyalist as party leader

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Sep, 2020 @6:36 AM

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Yoshihide Suga: the farmer's son set to be Japan's next PM
The favourite may be the Abe continuity candidate but his background could not be more different

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Sep, 2020 @12:40 AM

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Yoshihide Suga emerging as favourite to become Japan's prime minister
Chief cabinet secretary to confirm rumours he will join race to succeed Shinzo Abe

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

01, Sep, 2020 @9:50 AM

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Bank of England's Andrew Bailey: 'We are not out of firepower' – as it happened
Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets as analysts contemplate end of ‘Abenomics’ and weaker dollar

Jasper Jolly

28, Aug, 2020 @2:10 PM

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe quits over health concerns
Abe says return of bowel condition means he is unable to continue in his position

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

28, Aug, 2020 @8:35 AM

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Shinzo Abe: concern in Japan after second hospital visit in a week
Refusal to discuss health details fuels speculation PM may have to curtail term

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

24, Aug, 2020 @9:01 AM

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Japan's economy suffers record slump after Covid hit
Falling household consumption and Olympics postponement drag on growth

Larry Elliott Economics editor

17, Aug, 2020 @11:21 AM

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Second time unlucky: Covid restrictions derail Japan PM's holiday - again
Shinzo Abe had planned to visit family during O-bon holiday but political rival Tokyo mayor calls on capital’s residents to stay home

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

14, Aug, 2020 @5:41 AM

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Japan PM sparks anger with near-identical speeches in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
‘It’s the same every year. He talks gibberish and leaves,’ says one survivor after plagiarism app detects 93% match in speeches given days apart

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

12, Aug, 2020 @5:26 AM

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