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Analysis-Japan 'shadow shogun' Abe assured clout over next PM Kishida

Sep 30 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's former premier Shinzo Abe wasn't running in this week's ruling party poll to pick the country's next leader but the victory of his one-time foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, means Abe and his conservative base are the winners, their policy clout assured.

ANALYSIS-Japan 'shadow shogun' Abe assured clout over next PM Kishida

Sep 30 2021

* First big hurdle general election due within weeks (Updates with expected party posts for Abe allies in paras 12, 14)

RPT-ANALYSIS-Japan 'shadow shogun' Abe assured clout over next PM Kishida

Sep 30 2021

TOKYO, Sept 30 Japan's former premier Shinzo Abe wasn't running in this week's ruling party poll to pick Japan's next leader but the victory of his one-time foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, means Abe and his conservative base are the winners, their policy clout assured.

ANALYSIS-Japan 'shadow shogun' Abe assured clout over next PM Kishida

Sep 30 2021

TOKYO, Sept 30 Japan's former premier Shinzo Abe wasn't running in this week's ruling party poll to pick Japan's next leader but the victory of his one-time foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, means Abe and his conservative base are the winners, their policy clout assured.

Outcome uncertain as Japan's ruling party heads to vote on next PM

Sep 26 2021

TOKYO Japan's ruling party votes on Wednesday for the country's next prime minister in an election that has turned into the most unpredictable race since Shinzo Abe made a surprise comeback almost a decade ago, defeating a popular rival in a runoff.

Risks of party revolt grow for Japan's PM Suga after local poll loss

Aug 23 2021

TOKYO Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga looks increasingly vulnerable to a challenge from within his party for the nation's top job after an ally's defeat in a local election on Sunday seen as a referendum on Suga's COVID-19 response.

Explainer: As COVID-19 cases surge, Japan sticks to "lockdown-lite"

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO Japan decided this week to expand COVID-19 curbs to more than 70% of its population, but in contrast to stringent lockdowns in some countries, authorities are relying mainly on requests for self-restraint and peer pressure.

Japan expands COVID-19 curbs as surges strain hospitals

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan decided on Thursday to expand its COVID-19 emergency curbs to cover more than 70% of the population, as a record surge in cases strained hospitals in the Olympics host city Tokyo and other parts of the country.

Top Japan medic urges nationwide state of emergency amid COVID surge

Aug 03 2021

TOKYO The head of the Japan Medical Association called on Tuesday for a nationwide state of emergency to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases in Olympics host city Tokyo and elsewhere, Kyodo news agency said, as worries grow about a strained healthcare system. | Video

Japan expands state of emergency as COVID-19 surge shadows Olympics

Jul 30 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan said on Friday it will expand states of emergency to three prefectures near Olympic host Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka, as COVID-19 cases spike in the capital and around the country, overshadowing the Summer Games. | Video

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