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Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

Sep 20 2018

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country's pacifist, post-war constitution. | Video

Japan's Abe to face Trump trade challenge after likely win in party vote

Sep 19 2018

TOKYO, Sept 20 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to win a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution.

Aging Japan: Military recruiters struggle as applicant pool dries up

Sep 19 2018

TOKYO As a Japanese military recruiter sat patiently at a booth outside a supermarket in northern Tokyo one recent weekend, she welcomed a rare visitor, high school student Kazuaki Matsumura.

Japan's Abe aims for constitution change in bid for extended term

Sep 10 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, eyeing an historic extended term, reaffirmed on Monday his resolve to revise the nation's post-war, pacifist constitution and said he hoped his party could submit a proposal to parliament later this year.

Japanese PM Abe seen headed for extended term despite policy doubts

Aug 26 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his candidacy on Sunday for a ruling party leadership election he is expected to win, despite low expectations for his economic policies and doubts over his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

Japanese PM Abe seen headed for extended term despite flat ratings

Aug 26 2018

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Sunday his candidacy for a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leadership election that he is expected to win despite flat ratings and low expectations for his economic policies.

Japan emperor expresses 'deep remorse' over war; PM sends offering to shrine

Aug 15 2018

TOKYO Emperor Akihito, in his last appearance as reigning monarch at an annual ceremony marking Japan's World War Two surrender, expressed "deep remorse" on Wednesday over the conflict, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed no repeat of the horror of war.

Japan's Akihito pushed imperial boundaries to reach out to Asia

Aug 13 2018

TOKYO When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words.

Factbox: Japanese Emperor Akihito remade monarchy's image

Aug 12 2018

TOKYO     Emperor Akihito, 84, spent much of his three decades on the throne seeking to soothe the wounds of war, reaching out to the those in need, and remaking the image of the imperial family into a "middle-class" monarchy.

Factbox: Japanese Emperor Akihito remade monarchy's image

Aug 12 2018

TOKYO Emperor Akihito, 84, spent much of his three decades on the throne seeking to soothe the wounds of war, reaching out to the those in need, and remaking the image of the imperial family into a "middle-class" monarchy.

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