Shinzo Abe

Abe hopes Japan to ink peace treaty with Russia under new PM

Abe hopes Japan to ink peace treaty with Russia under new PM

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hoping that his successor Yoshihide Suga will be able to boost talks with Russia to resolve the peace treaty issue, he said in an interview with Yomiuri Shimbun published Wednesday. …

Trump: Abe is Japan's greatest prime minister

Trump: Abe is Japan's greatest prime minister

U.S. President Donald Trump called Shinzo Abe the greatest prime minister in Japanese history during a call between the two leaders, a White House spokesman said, days after the Japanese premier said he was stepping down for health reasons. …

Shinzo Abe -- aka ‘Super Mario’ -- loses out on Olympics

Shinzo Abe -- aka ‘Super Mario’ -- loses out on Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was a star at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, parading before a sellout crowd at the Maracana Stadium as Nintendo game character Super Mario. Abe’s humorous invitation to the …

Shinzo Abe explains his resignation

Shinzo Abe explains his resignation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he had decided to resign because of illness, after weeks of speculation about the conservative leader's political future following recent visits to the hospital. In a news conference in …

Japanese Prime Minister set to resign

Japanese Prime Minister set to resign

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to resign due to deteriorating health, the Japanese public television reported on Friday. It noted that the head of government had already made a decision. Abe is expected to announce it at a …

Japanese PM not to attend Victory Parade in Moscow

Japanese PM not to attend Victory Parade in Moscow

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend the Victory Parade in Moscow on June 24, Deputy Assistant Minister of the European Affairs Bureau of Japan’s Foreign Ministry Hideki Uyama said. "Considering the …

Japan’s PM: Tokyo Olympics can be postponed

Japan’s PM: Tokyo Olympics can be postponed

The option of postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games set to be held in Tokyo this summer is possible if it is difficult to hold the Games as usual, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a parliamentary session on …

Abe: Japan to spend 10.3 bln yen to fight coronavirus

Abe: Japan to spend 10.3 bln yen to fight coronavirus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the cabinet will decide on Friday to spend 10.3 billion yen (more than $93 million) from the budget reserve to respond to the coronavirus. Steps will total 15.3 billion yen …

Putin and Abe may meet on May 9

Putin and Abe may meet on May 9

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hold talks in Moscow on May 9, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said, noting that Abe’s participation …

Abe seeks peace with Russia

Abe seeks peace with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wanted to solve the dispute around the Northern Territories - a Japanese term for Iturup, Shikotan, Kunashir and Habomai Islands, boost friendly relations between Moscow and Tokyo as …

Japan to strive to sign peace treaty with Russia

Japan to strive to sign peace treaty with Russia

The Japanese government is determined to achieve a solution to the territorial issue and sign a peace treaty with Russia, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. "We will speed up talks based on the 1956 …

Japan proposes Iran to break US sanctions

Japan proposes Iran to break US sanctions

Tokyo proposed Tehran a way to break US sanctions against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said following a visit to Japan. According to him, the Iranian side also came up with a proposal to circumvent US sanctions. "We discussed …