Since reshuffling his Cabinet in September, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has seen two ministers resign in close succession amid scandal, the thwarting of an educational reform plan at the Diet, and debate about a referendum law key to constitutional revision grind to a halt. To ...
LDP sources have said the party has all but given up hope of passing the bill this year, reports have said.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the nation’s longest serving prime minister on Wednesday, beating previous record holder Taro Katsura by having served for a total of 2,887 days.
About a year after South Korean courts ordered Japanese companies to compensate for the emotional suffering of Korean wartime laborers, lawmakers from both countries Friday agreed on the need to halt the deterioration in ties and called on their leaders to resolve the stalemate ...
The resignation marks the second departure from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet in just a week after trade minister Isshu Sugawara resigned Friday.
Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga emphatically denied the report, saying it is “not factually true,” while a senior Foreign Ministry official claimed the report is “an outright lie.”
A tabloid’s expose on a funeral gift to a supporter ousts the METI chief after just a month and a half in office.
Abe told Lee that the two countries were important neighbors and it was vital they work together to address North Korea’s nuclear program.
Emperor Naruhito became Japan's 126th emperor at an enthronement ceremony on Oct. 22, 2019. Japan Times politics reporter Sakura Murakami joins Oscar Boyd to discuss.
Sokui no Rei is one of the major events in a series of ceremonies and rites scheduled throughout the year following Emperor Naruhito’s accession.