Articles about Yoshihide Suga

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.

25 Sep 2021

Quad leaders denounce use of 'terrorist proxies' in South Asia

Leaders of the Quad countries, the US, India, Australia, and Japan, have denounced the use of "terrorist proxies" in South Asia, in a veiled reference to Pakistan, as they emphasized the importance of denying any support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks.

09 Sep 2021

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

Japan announced on Thursday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new COVID-19 infections have slowed slightly.

26 Aug 2021

Japan suspends 1.63mn Moderna vaccine doses after contamination found

Japan suspended use of about 1.63 million Moderna vaccine doses on Thursday after contamination was found in unused vials, raising concern of a supply shortage as the country tries to accelerate vaccinations amid a COVID-19 surge.

09 Aug 2021

Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga thanked people for helping the country safely hold the Tokyo Olympics despite the difficulties of the coronavirus pandemic.

08 Jul 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held under state of emergency

In a massive development, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga has announced a state of emergency due to rising number of COVID-19 infections in Tokyo.

12 May 2021

Japan: Spike in deaths at home amid fourth COVID-19 wave

The fourth COVID-19 wave is wreaking havoc in Japan where people are dying of the disease at home as highly infectious variants fuel surge in cases.

26 Jan 2021

Florida offers to host Tokyo Olympics: Details here

Florida's Chief Financial Officer, on Monday, told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games if Japan decide to back out.

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.

24 Mar 2020

Shinzo Abe
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.

28 May 2019

Of Melania Trump, expensive dresses and her fashion sense

United States First Lady Melania Trump might be deserving of criticism for a lot of things, but her fashion sense isn't one of them (well, unless it gets political).

28 May 2019

Japan: 2 dead, 19 injured in mass stabbing

A knife-wielding man attacked commuters at a busy bus stop in Japan on Tuesday, injuring at least 19 people, including 13 elementary school children. According to Japan's national broadcaster, NHK, two people, including a kid, died in the inhumane attack.

06 Sep 2018

Powerful 6.6 quake strikes typhoon-hit Japan; landslides leave dozens missing

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido today, killing two people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing.

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.

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.

11 Nov 2017

Japan targets suicide websites following gruesome "house of horror" murders

The Japanese government said it wants to crack down on websites used by vulnerable people to share their suicidal thoughts.

28 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Must never repeat horrors of war, vows Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered his "sincere and everlasting condolences" to the victims of Pearl Harbor attack, during his visit to the US naval base here.