Japan's Shinzo Abe may leave tax hike to next PM: Reports

Japan's Shinzo Abe may leave tax hike to next PM: Reports

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to push back his debt-loaded country's next tax hike for two and a half years, when he will likely have left office, reports said Sunday.

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa

Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.

Barack Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima Memorial, says death fell from the sky and the world changed

Barack Obama lays wreath at Hiroshima Memorial, says death fell from the sky and the world changed

“In the image of a mushroom cloud that rose in these skies we are starkly reminded of humanity's core contradictions."

G7 says 'concerned' by situation in East, South China seas

G7 says 'concerned' by situation in East, South China seas

The G7 -- the US, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Canada -- said settlement of disputes should be "peaceful" and "freedom of navigation and overflight" should be respected.

Atomic bomb survivors to attend Hiroshima event for Obama visit

Obama has said he will not apologise for the Aug 6, 1945 bombing.

Japan's Shinzo Abe takes G7 leaders to shrine as economy tops summit agenda

Japan's Shinzo Abe takes G7 leaders to shrine as economy tops summit agenda

Abe greeted US President Barack Obama and other G7 partners one-by-one at Ise Grand Shrine in central Japan, dedicated to sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami.

Obama looks to Hiroshima visit; Abe won't go to Pearl Harbor

President Barack Obama said today he plans to use his historic visit to Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reflect on the suffering of war and the need to take steps to prevent it.

Japan, Canada share "serious concerns" on South China Sea: Shinzo Abe

China claims almost the entire South China Sea. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims to parts of the waters.

Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Barack Obama

Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Barack Obama

Victims of the atomic bombings of Japan want an apology from US President Barack Obama when he visits Hiroshima next week, the head of a survivors` group said Thursday.

Abenomics not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth

Abenomics not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth

The reform plans championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known as Abenomics, are not likely to lift Japan out of sluggish growth, they said, citing the persistent deflationary risks and weak investment growth.

No sign of A-bomb apology as Obama to visit Hiroshima

No sign of A-bomb apology as Obama to visit Hiroshima

The US dropped nuclear weapons on Hiroshima in 1945 towards the close of the Pacific leg of the global conflict, as Japanese forces were all but defeated.

Japanese PM Abe meets Putin looking to warm ties despite island dispute

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday met Russian President Vladimir Putin in a rare visit by a G7 leader as the two sides sought to bolster ties and make progress on a decades-long territorial dispute.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits Vladimir Putin looking to warm ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in a bid to bolster ties and seek to resolve a decades-long territorial dispute.

Brexit would make UK 'less attractive' for Japanese companies: Abe

Brexit would make UK 'less attractive' for Japanese companies: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday warned that Britain would become "less attractive" for Japanese investment if it votes to leave the European Union in a membership referendum in June.

Second Japan Cabinet minister visits Tokyo war shrine

Japan`s justice minister visited a Tokyo war shrine Saturday morning to become the second member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s Cabinet attending its latest ritual, which has already angered China and South Korea.

Senior US lawmakers want PM Modi to address US Congress

Senior US lawmakers want PM Modi to address US Congress

The leaders of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee called on Tuesday for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint meeting of Congress during a visit to Washington in June.

Japan battles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake

The twin quake disaster comes at a particularly sensitive for Abe, just months ahead of elections for the upper house of parliament.

Strong earthquakes hit Japan; at least two dead, dozens injured

A strong earthquake struck Japan, as per reports on Thursday.

Japan`s only working nuclear reactors can stay online

Japan`s only two working nuclear reactors can remain online after a court rejected an appeal by residents who said safety rules following the 2011 Fukushima disaster were inadequate, the operator confirmed Wednesday.

Dollar near 17-month low vs yen after Japan PM's currency comments

Abe told the Wall Street Journal that countries should avoid seeking to weaken their currencies with "arbitrary intervention."