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  • Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-elected as leader of Liberal Democratic Party

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution. The 63-year-old conservative secured 553 votes against 254 won by former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba, a hawkish self-confessed “military geek”, in a two-horse race for leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.

  • Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe asks China to explain Kim Jong-un’s secret meeting

    Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday asked China for explanations on the visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. “We want to receive a complete explanation from China,” Abe said during a speech in the Japanese Parliament, Efe news reported.

  • Abe: North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII

    Tokyo : The security situation facing Japan is the “severest since the Second World War”, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, calling the prospect of a nuclear-capable North Korea “absolutely unacceptable”.

  • Spectacular closing ceremony brings curtains down to 2016 Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday dropped curtains on the Olympics Games in a spectacular carnival-inspired fashion after hosting the world’s elite athletes, who competed for 306 medals over the past 19 days.

  • Abe-Putin talks make a headway on island row

    Sochi (Russia): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hailed a potential breakthrough in a decades-long territorial dispute with Russia, after talks with President Vladimir Putin, Japan’s foreign ministry spokesman said. “The prime minister said that today he could feel a breakthrough, he could make a breakthrough in the currently stagnated negotiation,” Japanese foreign ministry press secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura said.

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