Japan PM set to launch new government, defence minister may rile China

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected by parliament on Wednesday, setting the stage for him to launch a new cabinet with a defence minister whose support for Japan having a stronger pre-emptive strike capability could rile China.

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

Japan`s nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restarting two more atomic reactors in Japan, days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding election win.

Japan PM presses for wage rises after `Abenomics` poll win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday stepped up pressure on business leaders to hike wages as he embarked on a renewed push to reinvigorate Japan`s economy after his weekend election triumph.

Shinzo Abe pledges Japan constitution rewrite after election win

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he would work to convince voters of the need to revise Japan`s pacifist constitution the day after scoring a thumping election victory.

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power
Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Voters began casting ballots in Japan on Sunday for a general election likely to return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power, and billed as a referendum on his economic policy.

Japan PM Abe's coalition may keep super-majority in election: Media projections

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling party may increase its seats and his coalition keep its two-thirds majority in Parliament`s lower house, media projections showed, allowing him to claim a fresh mandate for his economic revival policies.

Japan kicks off election campaigning in `Abenomics referendum`

Official campaigning kicked off in Japan on Tuesday ahead of a December 14 national poll that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described as a referendum on his faltering "Abenomics" growth blitz.

Japan PM seeks referendum on "Abenomics" in snap election

 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Parliament`s lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".

Japan PM Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house of Parliament for snap election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Parliament`s lower house for an election on Friday, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling Abenomics revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".

One year later, Japanese PM has big `to do` list

A year after a landslide national election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is riding high as his plan to rescue the economy earns praise at home and abroad, but chinks in his armour are beginning to show. 

Japan household helper plan shows wider immigration dilemma

During the early days of "Abenomics," US businesses were optimistic they could convince Japan`s government to make a small change to the nation`s tight immigration rules to let more household helpers into the country.