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Japan’s Yoshihide Suga wins leadership race to succeed outgoing PM Shinzo...

Japan's ruling party on Monday elected chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga as its new leader, making him all but certain to replace Shinzo Abe...

Japan’s Abe reportedly set to resign for health reasons

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his intention to step down due to his declining health, according to reports Friday by NHK and...

It’s 2021 or never for Tokyo, confirms senior Olympic official

High-ranking Olympic official Pierre-Olivier Beckers on Saturday made plain that the delayed Tokyo Olympics "will be held in 2021 or not at all". The Belgian...

Japan newborn gets liver stem cells in world first

Tokyo - Doctors in Japan have successfully transplanted liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells into a newborn baby, in a world first that...

COVID-19: Japan ends Olympic flame display due to virus

The Olympic flame will be removed from display in Japan, officials said Tuesday, as the country braces for a state of emergency due to...

Japan’s Abe announces coronavirus stimulus package and state of emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday the government plans to declare a state of emergency and proposed a stimulus package worth $1 trillion...

World leaders to hold crisis talks as virus toll tops 21,000

World leaders are to hold online crisis talks Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic that has forced three billion people into lockdown and claimed more...

Tokyo to ‘strengthen testing’ for coronavirus before Olympics

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement "thorough measures" to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer's Olympic...

Japan will evacuate nationals from China virus city: Abe

Tokyo - Japan will evacuate all its nationals from China's quarantined city of Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly virus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Carlos Ghosn’s wife

Tokyo - Prosecutors in Japan on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn, wife of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who last month...

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