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World leaders stunned after shooting of ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

World leaders have expressed shock and anguish over the shooting of Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe during a campaign speech. Mr Abe was shot...

Japan PM Shinzo Abe expected to resign amid health concerns

Persistent health concerns have prompted Shinzo Abe to seek to step down as Japan’s prime minister, Japanese broadcaster NHK has reported. Mr Abe, who turns...

Japan launches new unit to step up defence in outer space

Japan has launched its new space defence unit to monitor and counter threats to the country’s satellites. The Space Operations Squadron, part of Japan’s Air...

Japan declares state of emergency

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defences against the...

Japan’s PM to declare state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday...

Japan hopeful of hosting Olympics ‘without a hitch’ – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country is hopeful of hosting the Olympics this summer “without a hitch”. Speculation regarding the likelihood of the...

Sumo fans excluded as Japanese sport hit by coronavirus spread

Japanese sumo wrestling is the latest sport to be affected by fears over the new coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, national broadcaster NHK reported that officials...

Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of coronavirus

Japan is announcing the closure of schools across the country to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he has...

Exit polls show Abe’s ruling bloc wins elections in Japan

Exit polls in Japan show Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is certain to secure the majority of 124 seats contested in upper house...

Heavy rain in Japan causes floods in Kagoshima

Heavy rain has caused flooding and mudslides in southern Japan. At least four people were injured during the severe weather, while dozens of homes have...

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