Abenomics described the plans of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to revive growth in the world’s then-third largest economy, which was struggling to find traction under the impact of a strong yen and stubborn deflation.
Japan’s longest-serving prime minister has resigned leaving his nationalist policies, which soured relations with China and South Korea, mainly unfulfilled.
The country’s longest-serving prime minister must concentrate less on amending the pacifist constitution and more on easing regional concerns and his failures at home
A deep divide surfaced within the LDP led by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as to whether to introduce such an alternative to a single surname per couple.
The former prime minister’s ‘womenomics’ policy set ambitious targets for women in 2020. But on almost every one, Japan is falling short.
Whoever takes Shinzo Abe’s place must navigate South China Sea perils, an ugly US election, territorial disputes with China and Russia, and a riddle about pacifism.
‘Poor health should not lead to wrong political decisions,’ Abe says, as he ends his run as the country’s longest-serving premier due to a relapse of his chronic illness.
Prime minister expected to give first full news conference since June to discuss coronavirus policy as well as his condition.
Abe has been Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, partly because of the lack of dissent in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly vomited blood in his office last month and has been out of the public eye for weeks, fuelling speculation the 65-year-old may need to step down.
Japan is set to increase its sales tax to 10 per cent from 8 per cent on October 1.
If he is still in office in November 2019, Abe will overtake Taro Katsura as Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says more needs to be done to get women into Japan’s male-dominated workforce
Shinzo Abe is on course to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution.
Shinzo Abe’s economic plan has clearly failed to bring the growth he promised, and more disappointment lies ahead with a slump in global demand and Japan’s continually ageing society.