United Kingdom  

Shinzo Abe

90th and 98th Prime Minister of Japan

Shinzo Abe    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Shinzo Abe: 90th and 98th Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He is the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history. Abe also served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 and was briefly Leader of the Opposition in 2012.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM [Video]

Suga takes the reins from Abe as new PM

Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published
Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity [Video]

Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Japan's new PM, eyes continuity

The 71-year-old replaces longtime ally Shinzo Abe, who is stepping down because of his health.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published
Cheers and flowers as Abe leaves office [Video]

Cheers and flowers as Abe leaves office

Japan's longest-serving prime minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet resigned on Wednesday clearing the way for Yoshihide Suga to take over as successor, ahead of Suga's election as Japan's new prime..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published
Suga clears major hurdle to replace Japan's Abe [Video]

Suga clears major hurdle to replace Japan's Abe

Yoshihide Suga, a long-time ally of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, won a ruling Liberal Democratic Party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for him to become prime minister in a..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:47Published
Japan's Suga signals chance of snap election: Asahi [Video]

Japan's Suga signals chance of snap election: Asahi

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga signalled he could call a snap election if he became the country's next prime minister, the Asahi newspaper reported on Tuesday, as the ruling party..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:17Published
Suga joins race to become Japan's PM [Video]

Suga joins race to become Japan's PM

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is officially running to take over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party - making him the top contender to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Caroline..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published
Japan's ruling party backs Suga as next PM [Video]

Japan's ruling party backs Suga as next PM

Japan's top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, has won the backing of the ruling party's largest faction to become the country's next leader. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:10Published
Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, Resigns Due to Health Concerns [Video]

Shinzo Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, Resigns Due to Health Concerns

Abe announced his resignation during a Tokyo press conference on Friday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
Equity indices spurt with rally in banking scrips, IndusInd up 12 pc [Video]

Equity indices spurt with rally in banking scrips, IndusInd up 12 pc

Equity benchmark indices traded higher on the first day of September futures and options series with banking and financials contributing significantly to the gains. The BSE S and P Sensex closed 354..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:13Published
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns because of ill-health [Video]

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe resigns because of ill-health

Longest-serving prime minister, who suffers from chronic colitis, quits because of his worsening medical condition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published
Japan's longest-serving Premier Shinzo Abe resigns over health issues [Video]

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

Japan's longest-serving Premier Shinzo Abe resigned on Friday over health issues. Abe's term was about to end in September 2021. The Japanese PM said that he would resign to undergo treatment for..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:08Published
Illness forces Japanese PM Abe to stand down [Video]

Illness forces Japanese PM Abe to stand down

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, says he is resigningbecause a chronic illness has resurfaced. Concerns about his health began overthe summer and grew this month when he visited a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:20Published
Shinzo Abe resigns as Japan's PM over health issues [Video]

Shinzo Abe resigns as Japan's PM over health issues

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has stepped down because of health reasons. His term was about to end in September 2021. Abe had visited the hospital twice in the last two weeks creating speculation..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:25Published
Japan PM Abe in hospital again, sparking concern [Video]

Japan PM Abe in hospital again, sparking concern

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told reporters he wants to take care of his health and do his job, despite a visiting hospital for a second week. A top spokesman played down concerns and said..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:09Published

You Might Like


Yasukuni Shrine: Japan's ex-PM Abe visits controversial memorial

Shinzo Abe, who last visited the Yasukuni Shrine in 2013, made the trip days after stepping down.
BBC News - Published

Yoshihide Suga: The unexpected rise of Japan’s new prime minister

What we know about the new leader who replaces long-time premier Shinzo Abe.
BBC News - Published

Yoshihide Suga elected Japan's new prime minster succeeding Shinzo Abe

Yoshihide Suga has won the vote in parliament, and is largely expected to stay his predecessor's course.
BBC News - Published

Japan's governing party chooses Shinzo Abe's successor

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is widely expected to win the race, and likely become the new PM.
BBC News - Published

Shinzo Abe: Revisionist nationalist or pragmatic realist?

Commentators are divided on the achievements of Japan's longest serving post-war prime minister.
BBC News - Published

Shinzo Abe: Japan's hawkish PM known for 'Abenomics'

As Japan's longest-serving PM, Shinzo Abe tried to stimulate its economy and drop a pacifist stance.
BBC News - Published

Shinzo Abe, Japan's PM, 'set to resign for health reasons'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to resign for health reasons, local media report.
BBC News - Published

Japan to ease entry for Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand: report

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country would ease entry restrictions for people coming from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam, according to a Jiji news agency report on..
Reuters - Published

Arrest of former Japanese minister could hasten PM Abe's departure

The arrest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's former justice minister could be a devastating blow for the Japanese leader whose support is near record lows, raising the possibility of his departure before..
Reuters - Published

Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying

A former Japanese justice minister and his lawmaker wife were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of vote-buying, prosecutors said, in a harsh blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with..
Reuters - Published

Japan mulls resubmitting legislation to raise retirement age of civil servants

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government will consider resubmitting legislation to raise the retirement age for civil servants, its top spokesman said on Wednesday, after public backlash..
Reuters - Published

China says it expressed grave concerns to Japan over Abe's HK remarks

China said on Wednesday it expressed grave concerns to Japan after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo wants to take the lead among the Group of Seven nations to issue a statement about the..
Reuters - Published

Japan wants to take lead for G7 statement on Hong Kong: Abe

Japan wants to take the lead among Group of Seven nations on issuing a statement about the situation in Hong Kong, where China has imposed a new security law, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on..
Reuters - Published

Japan parliament to debate second extra budget for pandemic relief next week

Japan's government will submit to parliament early next week a second extra budget to fund a new $1.1 trillion stimulus package to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime..
Reuters - Published

Japan approves fresh $1.1 trillion stimulus to combat pandemic pain

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved on Wednesday a new $1.1 trillion stimulus package that includes significant direct spending, to stop the coronavirus pandemic pushing the world's..
Reuters - Published

'Own goals' cost Abe support even as coronavirus emergency lifted

A string of controversial missteps has slashed public approval ratings for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to levels that could threaten to end his term early, even as he lifted a state of emergency..
Reuters - Published

Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas later in the day but that it could be reimposed if the pace of infections..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM Abe: to lift state of emergency for all of Japan today

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the state of emergency will be lifted for all of Japan, and that the country managed to get the spread of the virus under control in under two..
Reuters - Published

PM Abe says Japan to lift limits on regional travel from June 19 - Kyodo

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Japan will lift limits on regional travel on June 19, Kyodo news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Japan may end Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week: PM

Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, raising hopes that the world's third-largest..
Reuters - Published

Tokyo top prosecutor quits, justice minister says, in blow to Japan's Abe

Tokyo's top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, the justice minister said, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose support has waned..
Reuters - Published

Rare online outrage in Japan forces Abe to delay controversial bill

Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan. Street protests tend to be tame and some are led by the elderly. Government supporters have swamped online debate at times, and the Shinzo Abe..
Reuters - Published

In blow to Japan's Abe, Tokyo top prosecutor set to resign: media

Tokyo's top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, media said on Thursday, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe wants to build ventilators that hospitals probably don't need

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to build 2,000 new ventilators for coronavirus patients that even the government says hospitals are unlikely to need.
Reuters - Published

Top Tokyo prosecutor set to resign, public broadcaster NHK says, citing source

The top Tokyo prosecutor is set to resign, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, in what is likely to be seen as a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Reuters - Published

Japan lifts emergency in most areas but not in Tokyo, Osaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained.
Reuters - Published

Japan lifts state of emergency in most areas; Tokyo stays on alert: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday, but said the biggest urban centres of Tokyo and Osaka will remain under restrictions until..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe criticised for move on prosecutors during coronavirus crisis

Celebrities and other critics of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have taken to social media in droves to protest against a plan to raise the retirement age for prosecutors, calling it undemocratic..
Reuters - Published

Abe, Trump agree to cooperate on steps to fight coronavirus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to cooperate closely on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, including the development of drugs and..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe extends state of emergency to May 31

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he had decided to extend the country's national state of emergency to May 31.
Reuters - Published

Japan's PM to hold news conference on Monday about coronavirus

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Monday at 0900 GMT about the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Japan to decide whether to extend state of emergency as early as Monday: broadcaster NHK

Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its nationwide state of emergency, said public broadcaster NHK, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned citizens to prepare for a..
Reuters - Published

Japan to extend coronavirus emergency as early as Monday: NHK

Japan will extend its state of emergency for containing the novel coronavirus as early as Monday, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it would be difficult..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM to consult health experts amid speculation state of emergency to be extended

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday he will consult with infectious disease experts on whether to extend a national state of emergency to contain coronavirus infections, as other..
Reuters - Published

Japan PM says to consult experts on whether to extend state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would consult experts to decide whether to extend the state of emergency beyond May 6.
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe says cannot hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained, as the city's governor called for an extension..
Reuters - Published

 Page 1  〉