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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.

Most Japanese think Abe bears responsibility for scandal

Most Japanese think Abe bears responsibility for scandal

Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso have been under fire since the finance ministry said on March 12 it had altered records relating to a discounted sale of state-owned land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen,

Japanese PM's support rate falls to 39% amid scandal doubts

Japanese PM's support rate falls to 39% amid scandal doubts

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support has fallen 9.4 points to 39.3%, according to a survey by Jiji news agency, as suspicion swirls over a suspected cover-up linked to cronyism, Abe's worst crisis since taking office.

Abe says he and wife not involved in discount land sale

Abe says he and wife not involved in discount land sale

Shinzo Abe and Taro Aso have come under fresh pressure over the ministry's admission this week that it had altered documents related to the sale of state-owned land at a steep discount to a school operator with ties to Abe's wife, Akie.

Japanese PM wife's name 'removed from documents'

Japanese PM wife's name 'removed from documents'

The name of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife was removed from documents regarding a suspected cronyism scandal, media said, as pressure mounted on Abe and his Finance Minister Taro Aso over a possible cover-up.

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered seven years on

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered seven years on

The magnitude 9.0 quake -- which struck under the Pacific Ocean on March 11, 2011 -- and the resulting tsunami caused widespread damage and took the lives of thousands of people.

Abe, minister face pressure over suspected cronyism scandal

Abe, minister face pressure over suspected cronyism scandal

Shinzo Abe, now in his sixth year in office, had hoped to put the issue of the sale of state-owned land at a huge discount to a school operator with ties to his wife, Akie, behind him.