Shinzo Abe: News

India in driver seat: US envoy Eric Garcetti on Quad

United States (US) Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, said on Sunday that India has attained a central role in the Quad alliance, which also includes Australia and Japan.

15 Apr 2023


'Smoke bomb' attack during Japan PM's speech, 1 arrested: Report

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was evacuated unharmed from a port in the Kansai region's Wakayama city after a blast was heard while he was delivering a speech there, as per local media reports on Saturday.

27 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Shinzo Abe state funeral: PM Modi, world leaders pay respects

A mourning Japan remembered its former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at his state funeral processions in Tokyo.

09 Jul 2022


Shinzo Abe's killer initially wanted to attack somebody else: Report

Tetsuya Yamagami, the killer of Shinzo Abe, had no intention of attacking the former Japanese prime minister, according to Kyodo News, which cited police sources.

08 Jul 2022


Shinzo Abe's killer was allegedly 'dissatisfied' with ex-Japan PM: Police

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on Friday after being shot at during a campaign rally.

08 Jul 2022


India declares one-day national mourning for ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared a day of national mourning on Saturday (July 9) as a mark of respect for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died after being shot on Friday.

08 Jul 2022


Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot during speech

Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been declared dead after being shot at while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara on Friday morning, Reuters reported citing Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

29 Sep 2021


Ex-diplomat Fumio Kishida is Japan's new Prime Minister

Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida won the governing party leadership election on Wednesday and is set to become the next prime minister, facing the imminent task of addressing a pandemic-hit economy and ensuring a strong alliance with Washington to counter growing regional security risks.

18 Dec 2020

Donald Trump

Trump's move to his Florida estate challenged by neighbor

President Donald Trump's expected move to his Mar-a-Lago club after he leaves office next month is being challenged by a lawyer representing a neighbor.

14 Sep 2020


Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga (71) is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) elected him as the new head.

28 Aug 2020


Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tendered his resignation on Friday, hours after reports suggested he would take such a step as his health has deteriorated.

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be canceled if it cannot take place next summer.

06 Apr 2020


Lockdown- No, Emergency- Yes: How Japan plans to handle coronavirus

The first stage to curtail the coronavirus pandemic is a lockdown, as countries that have been hammered by COVID-19 have shown. Italy has shut everything, so has France and so did epicenter China (although only worst-affected cities were shut).

28 Mar 2020


'New Olympics schedule won't satisfy everybody', says World Athletics president

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe reiterated that setting a new timeline for Tokyo 2020 Olympics will bring new challenges to the table.

27 Mar 2020


Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021

Athletes who had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will get to keep their respective spots in the event to be held next year.

25 Mar 2020

Prime Minister

Phelps concerned about athletes post Tokyo Olympics postponement

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps is worried about the athletes after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

24 Mar 2020

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, won't start on July 24

According to an International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound, it has been decided that the upcoming Tokyo Games will postponed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

23 Mar 2020


Tokyo 2020 Olympics might get postponed: Japan PM

In a recent statement, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics looks unavoidable given the present scenario.

18 Mar 2020


#CoronavirusOutbreak: Athlete concerns grow ahead of Olympics, organizers respond

Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi claimed athletes were being forced to take health risks as competitors started to speak out about holding the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

19 Jul 2019


Japan's Kyoto Animation studio set ablaze over suspected stolen works

In a tragic incident, a fire broke out at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday, killing at least 33 people, injuring dozens of others.

08 Dec 2018


Japan enacts controversial law to accept more foreign workers

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition in the early hours today rammed through legislation to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labor shortages.

29 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi asks Japanese businessmen to engage more with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Tokyo on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, asked Japanese businessmen to engage more with India as he interacted with top business leaders from the two countries at a forum.

28 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi's gifts to Abe: Handcrafted stone-bowls, dhurries, Jodhpuri wooden chest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe two handcrafted stone bowls and dhurries made from rose quartz and yellow quartz stone sourced from Rajasthan.

28 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets Shinzo Abe for 13th India-Japan Annual Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Yamanashi Sunday as the two leaders seek to add new vigor to the strong friendship between the two countries.

27 Oct 2018


#JustIn: PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend annual summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.

13 Oct 2018


Japan's Abe to visit China for talks with President Xi

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay a three-day visit to China from October 25, the first by a Japanese leader in seven years, the two countries announced yesterday, signaling warming of ties between the arch-rivals.

20 Sep 2018


Japan's Abe wins party vote; set to become longest-serving PM

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party today, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realize his dream of reforming the country's constitution.

15 Sep 2018


Abe aims to rewrite Japan Constitution, seeks 3rd term

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears headed for a third three-year term as the ruling party leader, extending his hold on power and giving him time to pursue a long-cherished goal of revising the country's post-World War II constitution.

08 Sep 2018


Japan death toll rises to 30 after powerful quake

The death toll from a powerful quake that triggered landslides in northern Japan rose to 30 on Saturday, as tens of thousands of rescue workers raked through the mud for survivors.

05 Sep 2018


Japan evacuates major airport as deadly typhoon wreaks havoc

A major airport that was cut-off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated today, as Japan grappled with the devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century.

12 Jul 2018


Japan: Incessant rains kill 199 so far; dozens missing

The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan today rose to 199, with dozens still missing.

08 Jul 2018


Heavy rains hammer southern Japan; death toll climbs to 76

Heavy rainfall hammered southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands today, as the government put the death toll at 48 with 28 others presumed dead.

16 Jun 2018

Emmanuel Macron

Trump tells Abe 'he'll send 23 million Mexicans to Japan'

A new report shed light on a rather unpleasant conversation between US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the G7 Summit in Canada.

08 Jun 2018

North Korea

Would invite Kim to US if Singapore-talks go well: Trump

After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss the June 12 summit, US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would be willing to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the White House if their Singapore summit goes well.

08 Jun 2018

North Korea

Washington: Trump meets Abe before talks with Kim Jong-un

With five days to go for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump on Thursday met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, who wants his voice heard ahead of the unprecedented talks.

29 May 2018

North Korea

President Trump to meet Shinzo Abe ahead of Singapore summit

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and ballistic missile programs.

02 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Ahmed Patel writes to PM over bullet-train project land acquisition

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel has expressed his reservations over the way farmers' land was being acquired for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project and wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention.

18 Apr 2018

North Korea

Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly met Kim Jong-un

According to anonymous officials cited by multiple media outlets, CIA chief Mike Pompeo had secretly met North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un over the Easter weekend, this April.

18 Apr 2018

South Korea

Trump gives 'blessing' to North-South Korean peace treaty talks

US President Donald Trump gave his "blessing" to talks aimed at formally ending the war on the Korean peninsula today, setting the stage for a major diplomatic breakthrough at a series of upcoming summits.

09 Apr 2018


Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Gujarat farmers protest against land acquisition process

A group of farmers today protested against the consultation meeting organized in Vadodara for the acquisition of land for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail project, alleging that it was called at a "very short notice".

26 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Work on India's first bullet train underway in full swing

The work on the country's first high-speed bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is on in full swing with the designing of bridges and tunnels progressing well, a senior official has said.