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September 16, 2020
End of Abe era leaves Japan still searching for way forward
Among the challenges awaiting newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is the urgent challenge of how to keep ...
September 14, 2020
Suga wins party vote, all but assuring election as Japan PM
Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, all but assuring that he will become the ...
August 29, 2020
Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished
Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced.
August 29, 2020
Shinzo Abe -- aka 'Super Mario' -- loses out on Olympics
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was a star at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading before ...
August 28, 2020
Markets higher as Fed chair says interest rates to stay low
Asian markets were mostly higher Friday after the Federal Reserve said it might keep interest rates low even if inflation ...
August 24, 2020
Japan's PM sets mark for days in office amid health concerns
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday became Japan's longest-serving leader in terms of consecutive days in office, but there ...
August 17, 2020
The Latest: Coronavirus slams Japan's economy
TOKYO — Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in April-June, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus ...
August 16, 2020
Japan marks 75th anniversary of war end with no Abe apology
Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep ...
August 15, 2020
UK remembers Far East war on 75th anniversary of V-J Day
The U.K. marked the 75th anniversary of the defeat of Japan in World War II on Saturday, with Queen Elizabeth II and her ...
August 09, 2020
Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling ...
August 06, 2020
Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack
Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark ...
July 31, 2020
Former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan dies
Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, who brought direct elections and other democratic changes to the self-governed ...
July 29, 2020
New statues stoke sensitivity between South Korea, Japan
A pair of new statues in South Korea of a man kneeling in front of a girl symbolizing a victim of sexual slavery by Japan’s ...
July 21, 2020
US virus aid far off as EU digs deep to aid ailing economies
U.S. lawmakers remained far apart Tuesday on a deal to provide more financial relief for Americans as European leaders ...
July 11, 2020
Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus
Dozens of U.S. Marines at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have been infected with the coronavirus in ...
June 22, 2020
Fire breaks out at hazmat facility at US air base on Okinawa
A fire broke out Monday in a storage building for hazardous materials at a major U.S. air base on Japan's southern island of ...
June 18, 2020
Asia Today: Beijing's daily cases drop, India's rise sharply
China’s capital reported a decline in newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, with a public health expert saying a ...
June 10, 2020
Tokyo Olympics talk of simplifying, but no specifics so far
One thing is certain: Tokyo organizers want to somehow simplify next year's postponed Olympics to keep costs down.
June 06, 2020
Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies
Shigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and more than a dozen others who were abducted to North ...
May 25, 2020
Asian shares climb, Tokyo gains on hopes for reopening
Asian shares are mostly higher, with Tokyo stocks gaining on expectations that a pandemic state of emergency will be lifted ...
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