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Qatar and Japan agree to step up strategic alliance

Qatar and Japan agree to step up strategic alliance

Qatar-Japan bilateral relations are poised to become stronger after the two countries issued a joint declaration and signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Shinzo Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.6-magnitude jolt has left houses tilted and roads cracked.

Japan's Abe seeks fresh term as party leader

Japan's Abe seeks fresh term as party leader

Shinzo Abe is expected to be re-elected head of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party easily, with the vast majority of lawmakers behind him.

Japanese emperor expresses World War II 'remorse'

Japanese emperor expresses World War II 'remorse'

The carefully choreographed annual ceremony is the last Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko will attend before the emperor abdicates in April.

Japanese PM on track for extended term despite rival's bid

Japanese PM on track for extended term despite rival's bid

Shigeru Ishiba, 61, announced his candidacy on Friday for a Liberal Democratic Party presidential election expected on September 20.

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

The toll from the record rainfall has continued to rise, as rescue workers dig through the debris and find the remains of dozens of people reported missing.

Japan PM meets evacuees in flood disaster zone

Japan PM meets evacuees in flood disaster zone

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met some of the thousands of people still in shelters during a trip to the flood-ravaged Okayama area.

Japan struggles to deliver relief to flood victims

Japan struggles to deliver relief to flood victims

Torrential rains unleashed floods and landslides in western Japan last week, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cancel an overseas trip.

Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports

Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports

Japan is working to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong Un after the North Korean leader said he was open to talks, local media reported Thursday.

Japan PM hails Trump-Kim agreement as 'first step'

Japan PM hails Trump-Kim agreement as 'first step'

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday welcomed a document signed by North Korea's leader at an unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump as a "first step" towards denuclearisation.

Putin, Abe speak to ISS astronauts from Kremlin

Putin, Abe speak to ISS astronauts from Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke to astronauts on board the ISS via a live video link from the Kremlin.

Japan's Abe apologises amid cronyism scandal, vows to revise constitution

Japan's Abe apologises amid cronyism scandal, vows to revise constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings in a slump amid a suspected cronyism scandal and cover-up, apologised again on Sunday for causing anxiety and loss of confidence in his government.