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Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

Sep 01 2020

TOKYO Japan's chief government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, moved a step closer to becoming the next premier when the ruling party decided on Tuesday on a slimmed-down leadership vote that favours the long-time lieutenant of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. | Video

Popular favorite for Japan PM, Ishiba, urges closer ties with Asia

Aug 31 2020

By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Antoni Slodkowski and Yoshifumi Takemoto

Popular favourite for Japan PM, Ishiba, urges closer ties with Asia

Aug 31 2020

By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Antoni Slodkowski and Yoshifumi Takemoto

INTERVIEW-Popular favourite for Japan PM, Ishiba urges closer ties with Asia

Aug 31 2020

By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Antoni Slodkowski and Yoshifumi Takemoto

Ex-Japan defence chief mum on whether he'll join PM race

Aug 31 2020

TOKYO Japan's former defence minister, Shigeru Ishiba, on Monday declined to say if would run in the ruling party leadership race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, though opinion polls show he would be the public's choice to become the next premier.

INTERVIEW-Ex-Japan defence chief mum on whether he'll join PM race

Aug 31 2020

TOKYO, Aug 31 Japan's former defence minister, Shigeru Ishiba, on Monday declined to say if would run in the ruling party leadership race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, though opinion polls show he would be the public's choice to become the next premier.

Japan PM Abe to consult with doctors before Friday news conference: sources

Aug 26 2020

TOKYO Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will consult with doctors before holding a news conference on Friday, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters, amid worries about his health after two recent hospital examinations.

Japan PM has hospital check-up amid concerns over possible fatigue

Aug 17 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underwent a medical check-up in hospital on Monday, a government source said, amid concern voiced by a top official that the premier could be suffering fatigue from handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan ruling party lawmaker wants sales tax ditched as virus downs economy

Aug 06 2020

TOKYO Japan's government should remove a 10% sales tax to revive an economy dragged down by the coronavirus pandemic, a ruling party lawmaker close to Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Thursday, expressing a view that may gain traction as the country's recession deepens.

Exclusive: As Japan weighs missile-defence options, Raytheon lobbies for Lockheed's $300 million radar deal

Jul 30 2020

TOKYO U.S. defence company Raytheon is lobbying Japanese lawmakers to replace Lockheed Martin Corp as the supplier of powerful radars as Tokyo reconsiders plans for two Aegis Ashore missile defence sites, three sources said.

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