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Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe is president of the Liberal Democratic Party and was elected prime minister of Japan in December 2012. He also served as prime minister in 2006 after being elected by a special session of Japan’s National Diet, but resigned after less than a year.

Japan urged to stick to history after Shinzo Abe sent message about wartime criminals

China and South Korea yesterday urged Japan to stick to history and reflect on its wartime aggression after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honouring more than 1,000 second world war-era war criminals, praising their contributions.

Thursday, 28 August, 2014, 11:32pm 1 comment

Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message to a ceremony honouring "martyrs", including some convicted as war criminals after the second world war, news that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly ties with China.

28 Aug 2014 - 1:58pm 20 comments

Shinzo Abe's three arrows are looking badly blunted

A lot has been going better for Japan with Abenomics, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic strategy is known, since he assumed office 20 months ago with a pledge to end a long period of stagnation.

17 Aug 2014 - 4:25am 2 comments

Shinzo Abe down to his last arrow in plan to revive Japan's economy

Many Japanese are relieved to see a leader with staying power, even if they don't like his hawkishness; now his economic plan must work

15 Aug 2014 - 9:32am 4 comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval rating falls to less than 50pc

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating fell to less than 50 per cent in at least the sixth survey this month after his effort to ease restrictions on the military sapped his popularity.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:08pm 4 comments

Shinzo Abe makes energy deals in Mexico on Latin American tour

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a series of energy deals with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five-country Latin American tour.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:57pm

Shinzo Abe’s talks with New Zealand’s John Key dominated by whaling issue

The thorny issue of whaling dominated Japanese leader Shinzo Abe's one-day trip to New Zealand yesterday, with Prime Minister John Key saying they had agreed to disagree on the matter.

8 Jul 2014 - 7:47pm 1 comment

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to strengthen ties on visit to Australia

Closer defence cooperation will to take centre stage when Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits Australia this week, with analysts saying the two countries will also shore up a burgeoning trade relationship.

8 Jul 2014 - 7:43pm

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe wrong to roll back pacifist constitution

Japan's proud pacifism has been rocked as if by an earthquake. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has ignored the majority of Japanese and the concerns of China and other Asian countries by deciding to end a ban on troops fighting overseas.

3 Jul 2014 - 9:55am 17 comments

Shinzo Abe must show strong leadership to realise ambitious plans

The "third arrow" of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's package of reforms to steer his country back to strong economic growth is ambitious in scale and vision.

2 Jul 2014 - 8:50am 4 comments