Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga started his first full day in office with a resolve to push forward popular reforms.
Japan’s parliament has elected Yoshihide Suga as the country’s new prime minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe due to ill health.
Yoshihide Suga has been elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party, virtually guaranteeing him a parliamentary election to become the country’s next prime minister.
Ministers have been urged to “redouble” their efforts to secure a post-Brexit free trade deal with the EU after the Government announced it had secured an agreement with Japan.
A new trade deal between the UK and Japan sets an “unwelcome precedent”, Scottish Government ministers warned, as they complained that the devolved administrations had little input.
The UK has secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal after reaching an agreement with Japan which will boost trade by an estimated £15 billion.
The official campaigning to lead Japan’s ruling party began on Tuesday with the longtime right-hand man of prime minister Shinzo Abe now seen as a top candidate and his likely successor to lead the government.
A powerful typhoon has damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea after battering islands in southern Japan, killing one person and injuring dozens of others.
The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week damaged buildings, caused blackouts in nearly half a million homes and injured 20 people on southern Japanese islands before heading to South Korea.
The second powerful typhoon to batter Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday.
Japanese rescuers have found a second crew member and multiple dead cows in the water where a livestock ship is believed to have capsized and sank during stormy weather two days earlier.
Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga, a loyal assistant of outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe, has emerged as the favourite to succeed him in an upcoming internal party vote.
Boris Johnson has thanked Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe for his service and wished him good health following his abrupt resignation.
Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe is to step down due to declining health, according to a senior member of the ruling party.
Archaeologists have dug up the remains of more than 1,500 people, many of them believed to have died in an epidemic, buried in a 19th century mass grave in Osaka, Japan.
Shinzo Abe became Japan’s longest-serving prime minister in terms of consecutive days in office, but there was little fanfare, as he visited a hospital for another check-up amid concerns about his health.
The case against former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn may have taken another turn as Japanese media report allegations that the carmaker declared as expenses 1.15 billion yen (£8.2 million) in his taxable personal income.
A drive-through haunted house has been created in Japan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
A north-east woman has told of her experience in a Japanese interment camp during the second world war.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe went to a hospital for what Japanese media said was a regular health check-up, although the visit generated renewed worries about his health.
Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in the April-June quarter, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus pandemic impacted on consumption and trade, according to government data released on Monday.
Today marks 75 years since Japan surrendered to the Allied forces on August 15 1945, ending the Second World War’s hostilities. Gayle Ritchie looks at how our newspapers covered VJ Day.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has offered talks with Japan to resolve a bitter feud over wartime grievances as the nation celebrated the 75th anniversary of its liberation from Japanese colonial rule at the end of the Second World War.
South-east Asia was hell on earth for the Black Watch as they fought to reclaim the land from the Japanese.
Japan on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of its surrender in the Second World War, with Emperor Naruhito expressing “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions at a sombre annual ceremony curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The terms of trade for Stilton have emerged as some of the remaining obstacles to a UK-Japan deal.
Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp has said its profit rose by 12% in the April-June period from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers.
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The city of Nagasaki in southern Japan is marking the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing.
Nagasaki marked the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city on Sunday, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders to do more to achieve a nuclear weapons ban.