Japan’s ruling coalition lawmakers have called for an additional budget that would include $92 billion in spending to support slowing growth, party officials said on Thursday, raising worries about straining public finances.
Asian markets rose on Friday on easing recession fears with optimism boosted by hopes that Joe Biden will remove some Trump-era tariffs from Chinese goods,
The ceremony started at 2:00 p.m. (0500 GMT), with Abe's ashes carried into the Nippon Budokan Hall in central Tokyo by his widow, Akie, to music from a military band and the booms of the honour-guard salute, which echoed inside the hall.
Britain greeted Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation as chairman of the Conservative Party, the first stage in his removal from the prime ministry with relief and “Bye, bye Boris,”
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, was shot dead by a 41-year-old who said nothing more than that he didn’t like Abe’s policies, on Friday morning, leaving Japan shell-shocked because the country had not witnessed a political assassination since 1960.
The man who killed former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, Tetsuya Yamagami, vented his anger against the political leader because Abe participated in a Unified Church-related event last September. Abe was not a member of the church but his own family – his father and grandfather – and other leaders of the ruling Liberal
Chinese, Japanese and South Korean leaders will discuss a potential free-trade deal and tensions over the North Korean nuclear issue when they meet in southern China next week, officials said on Thursday.
Shinzo Abe entered the history books as Japan’s longest-serving premier on Wednesday, but many of his ambitious goals, including a constitutional revision to strengthen the military, appear far from reach.
The United States was “very encouraged” by a recent meeting between the leaders of South Korea and Japan, a top US diplomat said on Wednesday, as strained ties threatened to undercut three-way security cooperation on North Korea.