Ishiba's Cabinet exit may challenge Abe

| Aug 14, 2016

Ishiba's Cabinet exit may challenge Abe

The latest reshuffle of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s leadership appears to highlight his eagerness to stay in power, as well as the readiness of Shigeru Ishiba, who voluntarily left the Cabinet, to step up his fight to ...

| Aug 5, 2016

Abe's latest team faces familiar but daunting task

The biggest economic challenge facing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new Cabinet is all too familiar: how to put the economy on the path to private sector-led growth and overcome deflation. “The government and the Bank of Japan will work in a unified manner to ...

Aug 5, 2016

Abe may release comments after Emperor's video message

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering releasing some comments after Emperor Akihito’s widely expected video message Monday, as speculation grows about his potential abdication, sources close to the plan said. The comments, most likely to take the form of a statement, will reflect Abe’s ...