October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Japan gov't to compile big extra budget after polls, says LDP heavyweight

Japan will compile a considerably large supplementary budget immediately after the upcoming general election to ease pandemic pain and back long-term growth in areas such as green, digital and...

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

‘Consensus builder' Fumio Kishida set to become Japan’s new PM

Japan’s former foreign minister Fumio Kishida is set to be sworn in as Mr Yoshihide Suga’s successor as Prime Minister, after he won the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s internal election on...

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

Japan to end Covid state of emergency on Sept 30

Japan will lift a coronavirus state of emergency in all regions on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months, as the number of new cases and deaths falls and the strain on the medical system...

September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021

Japan's popular vaccine minister Kono enters race for next leader

Japan's popular coronavirus vaccination minister, Taro Kono, announced his candidacy on Friday to lead the ruling party and, by extension, become the next prime minister, highlighting his...

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Japan's Takaichi gets enough support to join race to succeed PM Suga

Japanese former cabinet minister Sanae Takaichi has secured enough support in the ruling party to join the race to succeed Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, public broadcaster NHK reported.

September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021

Japan's struggling PM Suga steps down, sets stage for new leader

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday he would step down, setting the stage for a new premier after a one-year tenure marred by an unpopular COVID-19 response and rapidly dwindling...

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Japan probes deaths after jabs from tainted Moderna batch

Japan is investigating the death of two men who received jabs from batches of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine suspended from use due to contamination, the health ministry said yesterday.

August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021

Japan marks 76th anniversary of WWII defeat; no Suga apology

Japan marked the 76th anniversary of its World War II surrender on Sunday with a somber ceremony in which Prime Minister Yosihide Suga pledged for the tragedy of war to never be repeated but...

August 7, 2021
August 7, 2021

Man arrested after injuring 10 with knife on Tokyo train

Japanese police said Saturday they arrested a man who stabbed 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo hours earlier, in what Japanese media reported to be a random burst of violence unrelated to...

August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021

Hiroshima marks 76th anniversary of US atomic bombing

Hiroshima on Friday marked the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, as the mayor of the Japanese city urged global leaders to unite to eliminate nuclear weapons, just as they are...