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Prime Minister of Japan

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Shinzō Abe: Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe is a Japanese politician who has been the Prime Minister of Japan since 2012. Abe is also currently the president of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He previously served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006, and as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007, making him the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history.

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In Olympics-heavy policy speech, Japan PM says Games mark new era for nation

Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open, the Games are already inescapable in Japan - including dominating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy speech to parliament on Monday.
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Japan's Abe strikes conciliatory note on South Korea, row may be easing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its "most important neighbor" and that the two shared basic values, taking a conciliatory tone toward the country that has been..
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Japan minister takes paternity leave in rare move [Video]Japan minister takes paternity leave in rare move

Rising political star Shinjiro Koizumi will take two weeks off after the birth of his baby boy, paving the way for Japan's notorious workaholic fathers. Olivia Chan reports.

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China and Japan agree to cooperate and improve ties at Chengdu summit [Video]China and Japan agree to cooperate and improve ties at Chengdu summit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a bilateral meeting on Wednesday, a day after a trilateral summit between China, Japan and South Korea. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China [Video]Stalled talks with U.S. not good for N.Korea, S.Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearisation talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told Chinese President Xi..

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Japanese journalist wins damages over alleged rape [Video]Japanese journalist wins damages over alleged rape

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito has won damages from a well-known reporter she accuses of raping her. It's a high-profile victory for Japan's #MeToo movement, which struggles with a culture of silence..

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Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium [Video]Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency in Afghanistan [Video]Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency in Afghanistan

Doctor Tetsu Nakamura, who devoted decades of his life to helping people in Afghanistan, is killed along with five others in a gun attack on his vehicle. David Doyle reports.

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Japan's retail sales slump as tax hike hits [Video]Japan's retail sales slump as tax hike hits

Japan's retail sales tumbled at their fastest pace in more than 4-1/2 years in October as a sales tax hike prompted consumers to cut spending. David Pollard reports.

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North Korea launches Thanksgiving message for the U.S. [Video]North Korea launches Thanksgiving message for the U.S.

North Korea launched two short range missiles on Thursday, a move some analysts called a reminder that the clock is ticking to restart denuclearization talks. David Doyle reports.

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Japan approves spending for Self-Defense Forces in Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet decided on Tuesday to use about 507 million yen ($4.6 million) from this fiscal year's budget reserves for the Self-Defense Forces in the Middle East, the..
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Japan pursues regional diplomacy to defuse Gulf tensions

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Prime..
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Japan making diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in Gulf: official

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Japanese..
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Japan PM heading to Middle East as planned, warship dispatch ordered

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with a planned trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend despite heightened tensions in the Middle East, while Tokyo also..
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Japan PM going on Middle East trip as planned: source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will go ahead with trip to the Middle East: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
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Japan PM Abe sticks to plan to deploy forces to Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated his plans to deploy the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships, even as tensions in the region erupt in the wake of the..
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Japan's Abe tells China no improvement in ties without stability in East China Sea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that there would be no true improvement in bilateral relations without stability in the East China Sea, Japan's foreign..
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Japan PM asks South Korea to take steps to resolve bilateral row

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday it is South Korea's responsibility to come up with measures that would resolve bilateral disputes that have taken Tokyo's relationship with Seoul to..
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China, Japan, South Korea reaffirm commitment to dialogue over North Korea

China, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue to resolve the North Korea issue, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday after a summit with South Korean President Moon..
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Trump and Japan's Abe spoke about North Korea: White House spokesman

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about developments related to North Korea, Iran, and trade, a White House spokesman said.
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Japan PM: seriously concerned about Iran scaling back nuclear deal commitments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed serious concerns to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over Iran scaling back its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, and urged him to refrain from..
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Japan PM asks Iran's Rouhani to stick to nuclear deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to stick to commitments made in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and said Japan would do what it can to ensure stability..
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Iran's Rouhani to visit Japan amid heightened tensions with U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan on Dec. 20-21 and meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as the Asian country, a U.S. ally, looks to resolve Tehran's nuclear impasse with Washington.
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Iran's Rouhani to visit Japan on December 20-21, meet with Abe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan on Dec. 20-21 and will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as Japan looks to help ease tensions in the Middle East, the Japanese government's chief..
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Clashes erupt in Delhi over citizenship law; PM Abe cancels visit

Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and thousands of university students on Friday over the enactment of a contentious new citizenship law, with the unrest leading Japan's prime minister to..
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Japanese PM Abe cancels India visit amid Assam unrest

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe canceled a visit to India, the Indian foreign ministry said on Friday, amid tensions in a northeast region where he was due to hold summit talks with counterpart..
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Japan PM puts off visit after unrest in Indian state

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India for summit talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has been deferred, India's foreign ministry said on Friday.
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Indian president disregards protests, signs citizenship bill into law

A divisive citizenship bill has been signed into law in India, a move that comes amid widespread protests in the country's northeast that could force the cancellation of a visit by Japan's Prime..
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Japan PM might cancel India trip: Jiji

Japanese Prime Minister Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering cancelling his trip to India scheduled to begin on Sunday, Japan's Jiji Press reported.
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Iran President Rouhani may visit Japan on December 19: Jiji

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may visit Japan on Dec. 19 for talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Jiji News reported on Tuesday.
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Japan PM Abe discussing Japan visit by Iranian President Rouhani

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse..
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As scandal simmers, majority of Japan firms want PM Abe to finish term: Reuters poll

A majority of Japanese firms want long-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to finish his term to September 2021 but fewer than one in five say he should stay beyond then, a Reuters poll showed, as..
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Japan AM Abe: shocked at death of Japanese aid agency chief in Afghanistan

Japan Prime Minister Abe said he was shocked at death of Tetsu Nakamura, the Japanese aid agency chief who was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday.
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Japan PM slammed for revealing operator of document shredder in scandal was disabled

Japan erupted with online anger Wednesday after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who won't reveal guests at a controversial party due to "respect for privacy," told Parliament the operator of a shredder that..
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North Korea warns Japan's Abe may soon see real ballistic missile launch

North Korea's state media on Saturday lashed out at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "imbecile and political dwarf" for calling Pyongyang's latest test of a large multiple-rocket launcher a..
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Japan PM: Will closely monitor North Korea after missile launch

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said that a missile launch by North Korea was a threat to Japan and the international community, and that Tokyo would be in close contact with its..
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Japan's Abe says South Korea made strategic choice in keeping intelligence-sharing pact

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said South Korea made a strategic choice in deciding to stick with an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan that it had earlier said it would withdraw from..
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Japan's Abe becomes longest serving PM as scandal allegations persist

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became Japan's longest-serving premier on Wednesday, a remarkable feat for a leader who once quit in humiliation, but the day was marred by questions about possible election..
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Japanese prime minister's approval rating wilts amid accusations of party funding

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating has taken a hit in the past month, a media poll shows, amid opposition accusations that his office may have violated political spending laws.
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Abe's mission unaccomplished: pushing to revise Japan's pacifist charter

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe surged back to power seven years ago, pledging to bolster Japan's defenses in response to a growing threat from China and aiming to amend the pacifist constitution.
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North Korea slams door on Japan PM Abe visit, calls him an 'idiot'

North Korea on Thursday called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an "idiot and villain" who should not even dream of setting foot in Pyongyang, in a media commentary laden with insults in response to..
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Moon, Abe back dialogue to resolve South Korea-Japan dispute

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Monday suggested high-level talks to resolve a deepening political and trade row with Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Moon's..
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Second minister in a week resigns from Japan cabinet

Japan's justice minister stepped down on Thursday - the second resignation from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's newly formed cabinet in less than a week - after a media report that his office gave out..
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Japan's Abe renews call on South Korea to keep promises to mend ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the importance of cooperating on North Korea and other issues, seeking to rebuild relations amid a..
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Abe says South Korean court ruling last year overturned Japan relations: official

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Thursday that a South Korean court ruling last year "fundamentally overturns the basis of Japan-South Korean..
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Japan, South Korea leaders say ties should not be left in difficult state: South Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon shared the view that the neighbours' relations should not be left in their current difficult state, South Korea's foreign..
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Japan's Abe, South Korean Prime Minister Lee meet amid bitter row over history, trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon began talks on Thursday with a handshake but no smiles amid a bitter feud over history and trade that has dragged..
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Japan wants China to take 'positive actions' on Japanese detained in Beijing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe requested China's government on Wednesday to take positive actions in the case of a Japanese man detained in Beijing, a top government spokesman said following a..
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South Korean PM likely to meet Japan's Abe next week amid strained ties

South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon is expected to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next Thursday in what would be the highest-level talks between the two countries since Tokyo imposed..
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Japanese PM's offering for shrine sparks criticism from Seoul

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, prompting neighboring South Korea to call on Japan to reflect on its wartime..
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Japanese PM sends offering to war-dead shrine but will not visit: Kyodo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent an offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday but will not visit what Japan's neighbors view as a symbol of its past military..
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Japan PM says disaster shelters should welcome all, including homeless

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that evacuation centers should welcome all disaster victims, after two homeless people had been refused entry at the weekend in Tokyo as the capital..
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Japanese MP makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution

A conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for discussion on revising Japan's constitution to allow same-sex marriage, annoying colleagues in the ruling party who are against it and..
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