Free Press Journal
  • 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.

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    PM Shinzo Abe aims to rewrite Japan constitution as he seeks 3rd term

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vying for his third re-election as the ruling party leader next week, extending his stay in power to work on his long-cherished ambition – to revise his country’s war-renouncing constitution.

  • Japan: Death toll reaches 44 after strong earthquake, no more missing, inform officials

    Tokyo: The death toll from a powerful earthquake that triggered massive landslides in northern Japan rose to 44 on Monday with tens of thousands of police and troops still on the ground to support survivors. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said no one was left on a missing list, which suggested the figure could be the final death toll.

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee as ‘good friend of Japan’

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condoled the demise of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described him as a “good friend of Japan”. “I am deeply saddened to learn the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” Abe said in a message, which was shared by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Twitter.

  • Japan approves watered-down anti-smoking law

    Tokyo: The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the anti-smoking law that will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public spaces for the first time after a long debate in which the opposition criticized the government for lax implementation of the existing law. The ban, which will be implemented in stages and fully enter into force in April 2020, seeks to expand smoke-free spaces in the country that is known

  • Tokyo passes strict anti-smoking laws ahead of Olympics

    Tokyo: Tokyo’s city government today passed strict new anti-smoking rules ahead of the 2020 Olympics, leapfrogging national legislation on lighting up that has been watered down after opposition from pro-smoking MPs.

  • Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe say ‘imperative’ to dismantle North Korean weapons

    Washington: US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed today that it is “imperative” to completely dismantle North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was

  • 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.

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    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit Japan

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Japan on Wednesday on a three-day visit during which she will co-chair the Ninth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, it was announced on Tuesday.

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe to visit US next month

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said that he would be meeting with United States President Donald Trump next month.

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges caution on North Korea talks, wants ‘concrete steps’

    Tokyo: Japan’s prime minister warned today that North Korea’s offer of denuclearisation talks with the United States could be a ploy to play for time and stressed the need for Pyongyang to take “concrete” steps. In his first public comments since an apparent diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea, Shinzo Abe said that talking for the sake of talking was “meaningless.”

  • 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”.

  • ASEAN Summit: PM Modi, Shinzo Abe discuss ways to strengthen strategic cooperation

    Manila: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held wide-ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with a focus on further ramping up the special strategic partnership between the two Asian giants. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual summit of the 10-nation ASEAN grouping which is being attended by a number of its dialogue partners including India, China, Japan, the US and Australia.

  • Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to set out competing trade visions at APEC

    Danang: US President Donald Trump arrived in Vietnam today where he is expected to flesh out his”America First” vision for the future of world commerce, fresh from a visit to fellow superpower China which is pitching itself as the new architect of global free trade. Trump, who tweeted his arrival shortly after stepping off Air Force One at Danang airport, is likely to press his protectionist doctrine when he addresses CEOs ahead

  • Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japanese Prime Minister

    Tokyo: Following snap polls, Japan’s Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday re-elected Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as the Prime Minister. Abe’s party won the snap elections held on October 22.   The 63-year-old leader, received 312 votes in favour, out of 465 in the House of Representatives. Abe will announce his new cabinet later in the day, Efe news reported.  Abe, as leader of the LDP, has now been re-elected