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Japan economy`s Q2 contraction a blow for 'Abenomics'

Weak domestic consumption and slow exports weighed on the world`s third largest economy, which shrank an annualised 1.6 percent, after posting growth in the previous two quarters.

Japan's PM Abe says his 'heart aches' over WW2 sex slaves

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday his heart ached for women who were forced into prostitution by the nation`s military during World War Two, and he stood by previous Japanese leaders` apologies for the country`s wartime history.

In Israel, Japan PM says committed to Mideast peace

Japan's Prime Minster Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Tokyo was committed to working for Middle East peace during a visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.

Japan's Abe unleashes stimulus plan to spur growth

Japan's Cabinet approved 3.5 trillion yen (USD 29 billion) in fresh stimulus on Saturday for the ailing economy, pledging to get growth back on track and restore the country's precarious public finances.

Nissan CEO: Japan female bosses goal too ambitious

Women make up 2.9 percent of manager-level and higher positions at Japanese companies employing 5,000 or more people.

Japan PM aims early pact on easing curb on military

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signalled his hope on Tuesday for an early agreement with his ruling party`s dovish junior partner on easing constitutional curbs that have kept Japan`s military from fighting abroad since World War Two.

Japan PM urges businesses to mobilise women power for economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged the nation's business leaders on Tuesday to do more to boost the role of working women, a key plank of a new growth strategy he was set to unveil later in the day.

Japan PM may skip visit to war dead shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely skip visiting a shrine for war dead on a traditional remembrance day this month.

China media accuses Japan PM of dangerous politics

The People`s Liberation Army Daily said Abe was trying to play the "China threat" angle.

Help still needed in quake-hit regions: Japan PM

Shinzo Abe addressed his country on the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, saying there is still help needed to eliminate the consequences of the natural calamity.

North Korea`s N-test regrettable: Japanese PM

The nuclear test conducted by North Korea is "regrettable", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday.

Abe bats for India-Japan-US cooperation

Favouring greater interaction
between Indian and Japanese navies, former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said the two sides should work
closely with the US to secure the sea lanes of commerce and
ensure a stable Asia.

New Japan PM `concerned` by China military rise

Japan`s new Prime Minister Yoshihiko
Noda said today he was concerned about China`s military

New Japan PM gets approval rating of 63 percent

New prime ministers typically start out with relatively high approval ratings in the 60s.

Japan's finance minister Noda to become PM

Japan's Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda is set to become prime minister after winning a party vote on Monday, taking on responsibility for rebuilding after the quake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.

Japan`s finance minister to become new PM

Japan`s ruling party has elected Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as its new chief.

Japan PM urges nuclear-free future

Japan`s PM Naoto Kan said that the country must gradually reduce its reliance on atomic power with the eventual goal of becoming nuclear-free.