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Shinzo Abe: Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who has been the Prime Minister of Japan since 2012. Abe is also currently the president of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He previously served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006, and as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007, making him the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history, since the office was first created in 1885.

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Japan poised to declare coronavirus emergency [Video]

Japan poised to declare coronavirus emergency

Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus, while the government prepares a $990 billion stimulus package to soften the..

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Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus [Video]

Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus

Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus. Edward Baran reports.

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Tokyo May Keep Schools Closed Through May [Video]

Tokyo May Keep Schools Closed Through May

Public broadcaster NHK said Tokyo may keep city-operated schools closed through early May. According to Reuters, the news comes after Japan’s capital hit a daily record of 78 coronavirus cases. The..

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No new dates for postponed Tokyo Games decided at Tokyo 2020 board meeting [Video]

No new dates for postponed Tokyo Games decided at Tokyo 2020 board meeting

Although no new dates have been agreed for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, CEO Toshiro Muto says "We hope to do so as soon as possible".

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'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka [Video]

'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka

Japan's tennis star and poster girl for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Naomi Osaka shows her support for the postponement of the Games.

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Spring Olympics in 2021 a real possibility [Video]

Spring Olympics in 2021 a real possibility

International Olympic Commitee President Thomas Bach has said the decision to postpone the Olympics was "very hard to take" and hasn't ruled out the new dates for the Tokyo games being in the spring of..

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Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, met to discuss how to handle the uncertainty surrounding the games.

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Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister [Video]

Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says that U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that postponing the Olympics was a "very wise and great decision".

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Tokyo governor relieved at postponed Olympics [Video]

Tokyo governor relieved at postponed Olympics

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike expressed a sense of relief on Wednesday after the announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed. On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo..

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Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement [Video]

Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement

Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll welcomes the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics and says that any Australian athletes that had qualified for the Games will be guaranteed a place when..

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Tokyo Olympics Moved to 2021 Due to Coronavirus | THR News [Video]

Tokyo Olympics Moved to 2021 Due to Coronavirus | THR News

The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers.

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Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach [Video]

Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

Thomas Bach says postponement is "to safeguard the health of the athletes and everybody involved in the Olympic Games"

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Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021 [Video]

Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the last international sporting showpiece still..

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Olympic torch to remain in Japan as 'a beacon of hope', says Tokyo 2020 president Mori [Video]

Olympic torch to remain in Japan as 'a beacon of hope', says Tokyo 2020 president Mori

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori says that the Olympic torch will remain in Japan as "a beacon of hope" following the postponement of the Games until 2021.

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Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 [Video]

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the Games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo..

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2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe [Video]

2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe

The IOC agree to a one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the threat of coronavirus, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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IOC agree to one-year postponement of Games, says Japan PM Abe [Video]

IOC agree to one-year postponement of Games, says Japan PM Abe

The IOC agree to a one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the threat of coronavirus, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Olympics will be postponed- IOC member [Video]

Olympics will be postponed- IOC member

The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound said on Monday. This report produced by Jillian..

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Japan mulls delaying hosting of Olympic Games [Video]

Japan mulls delaying hosting of Olympic Games

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe now says the postponement of the Olympic Games must be considered in the bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shinzo Abe: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully [Video]

Shinzo Abe: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that a postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games is "unavoidable" following the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Whether Japan can hold the Tokyo Games as planned..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:26Published
Japan continues to prepare for Olympics: PM Abe [Video]

Japan continues to prepare for Olympics: PM Abe

Japan continues to prepare to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, despite widening concern about the viability of the Games given the global..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published
Japan says Olympics on track after Trump's comments [Video]

Japan says Olympics on track after Trump's comments

Top Japanese government officials said Friday they were determined to hold "safe and secure" Olympics on schedule, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Tokyo should consider delaying them for a..

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Japan's coronavirus panel to meet at 0500 GMT: Nikkei

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Two masks, no lockdown: Japan PM's latest coronavirus step riles social media

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On brink of coronavirus crisis, Japan PM offers masks, gets social media roasting

Facing calls to declare a coronavirus state of emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was flamed on social media on Thursday for instead offering people free cloth masks, pointing to growing..
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Japan expands entry ban to more countries, will ask all visitors to quarantine

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday the government was expanding a ban on the entry of non-Japanese people to cover 73 countries as policymakers try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
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Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds

Tokyo recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure built on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to order a lockdown with a minister saying..
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Tokyo governor calls for fewer outings, says state of coronavirus emergency up to PM

Tokyo's governor on Monday called on residents to avoid outings in the evenings and at weekends as the coronavirus crisis deepened, but said it was up to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of..
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Japan 'not planning' state of emergency but pressure mounts on PM Abe

Japan has no plan to declare a coronavirus state of emergency from April, its top government spokesman said on Monday, even as pressure mounted on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take decisive action as..
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Japan's Abe vows unprecedented stimulus as Tokyo coronavirus cases rise

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised an unprecedented package of steps to cushion the world's third-biggest economy from the coronavirus pandemic, saying the country was close to a..
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Japan PM Abe says, for now, barely avoiding declaring virus emergency situation

Japan is at a precarious stage now that the government is just barely able to avoid declaring an emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, highlighting the..
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Japan's Abe warns coronavirus outbreak could worsen if people don't take proper measures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday requested people to refrain from non-essential meetings and said coronavirus infections could escalate if people let down their guard and don't take..
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Japan PM says lockdown of Tokyo would have severe impact on economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday a lockdown of Tokyo would have a severe impact on the economy given its huge population and the key role it plays as the center of the country.
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Weeks of anguish and a 'black box': Inside Tokyo's decision to delay the Olympics

Officials in charge of staging Tokyo's Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence late Tuesday, wincing as they spoke by phone with the head of the..
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Japan says no need now for state of emergency

The Japanese government said on Friday there was no need now to declare a state of emergency, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day described the coronavirus as a "national crisis" following..
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Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees 'national crisis' after Tokyo surge

Japan, so far spared the mass spread of coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America, took urgent new steps on Thursday to respond to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as a "national..
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Japan PM Abe sets up coronavirus task force, enacts Europe, Iran entry ban

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has established a task force under the country's revised emergency law to deal with the global rise in coronavirus infections and deaths.
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Japan says U.S. President Trump supports Olympic delay '100%'

U.S. President Donald Trump fully supports a delay in the Tokyo Olympics agreed between Japan and the international Olympic panel, a Japanese government spokesman said on Wednesday, citing comments..
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Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not discuss the cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021 due to the..
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Postponement costs not discussed - this about protecting life, Bach says

The cost of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021 was not discussed by IOC chief Thomas Bach and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, Bach said, adding: "this is about protecting..
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Japan's Abe faces struggle on coronavirus, economy, as Olympics delayed

Postponing the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned a hoped-for year of triumphant celebration for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe into a struggle to stem the outbreak and save the..
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Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021 - IOC and Japanese organizers

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Japan PM Abe: Agreed with IOC's Bach on idea of delaying Olympics one year

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