Shinzo Abe 'Bet His Life on Politics' for Japan, His Brother Says
Nobuo Kishi, 63, became Japan's defense minister in September 2020, on the day his older brother, Shinzo Abe, stepped down as prime minister.
The Lowdown on Fumio Kishida, Japan's Next Prime Minister
The former foreign minister has won the leadership vote in his party, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, making him a certain to become PM.
Joe Biden Brings China's Adversaries to White House in Major Asia Alliance
Joe Biden will host prime ministers Yoshihide Suga, Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison for the first-ever in-person Quad leaders summit on Friday
Exclusive: Prime Minister Suga on Chinese Trade Threats, Olympic Moments
The Japanese leader loved the skateboarding competition. Now he has to keep his balance in coordinating with the U.S. against Chinese cyber, trade threats.
Global CEOs Weigh the Risk of Doing Business in China as Tensions Rise
Xi Jinping hasn't kept his promise to play by the rules. Can the U.S. and Japan pressure Beijing—or should companies take their losses and pull out?
Yoshihide Suga Says There is 'No Worry' of Suspending Olympics
Tokyo reported 2,848 new COVID-19 cases, passing its previous record of 2,520 on Jan. 7, bringing the total to more than 200,000 since the pandemic began.
Olympics Could Have Fans Attend Events Held Outside of Tokyo, Minister Says
The announcement of no spectators attending events in Tokyo was widely expected after Japan placed the region under a state of emergency that is scheduled to last through the Summer Games.
China Targets Taiwan, U.S. As 36 Warplanes Buzz Island in 72 Hours
China's record-breaking air defense zone incursion of 28 aircraft on Tuesday followed a rebuke by the G7, likely pushed by President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
How Popular Is Joe Biden Compared to Other World Leaders Meeting at G7?
United States President Joe Biden is on his first overseas trip since taking office in January, but where does he stand on the world stage?
G7 Goal is to Prevent Next Pandemic, Defeat COVID in 2022: White House
As world leaders gather in Cornwall, England this week, one issue will be at the forefront of their plans: Defeat the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the world the past year and prevent it from happening again.
China Outraged After Japanese PM Calls Taiwan 'Country'
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga mentioned Taiwan in Japan's legislature when discussing different countries' responses to their respective COVID-19 outbreaks on Wednesday.
Japanese Newspaper Sponsoring Tokyo Olympics Calls for Games' Cancellation
"We cannot think it's rational to host the Olympics in the city this summer," Asahi Shimbun wrote in an editorial under the headline "We Demand PM Suga Decide Cancellation."
Spike in COVID Cases Prompts Japan to Extend State of Emergency
Japan's central government plans to extend the state of emergency until June 20 in nine prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka.
Will the Tokyo Olympics Be Canceled? Latest Updates
Olympic athletes are required to sign a health waiver that says they will assume the risk of potential COVID-19 exposure while participating in the games.
Japanese Ad Declaring Country Will Be 'Killed by Politics' Over Olympics
The ad urged people to demand the government end its criticized COVID-1 measures, saying: "We have been deceived. What was the past year for?"
Joe Biden Sees Japan's Leader as His "Ally in Chief" as China Tensions Rise
Japanese Prime Minister Suga was the first foreign leader to visit the Biden White House. Their shared concern: the challenge of containing an increasingly restive Beijing.
Exclusive: Japanese Leader Suga, on Challenge of China, Alliance with U.S.
Following his historic White House summit, Japan's prime minister sat down for an exclusive Newsweek interview, weighing in on China, COVID, economic recovery, the Olympics and his budding friendship with Joe Biden.
Japanese Prime Minister Shuts Down Speculation of Olympics Delay
The Japanese leader dismissed speculation his government was considering delaying or canceling the games, with fewer than 100 days remaining before their scheduled start.
Biden, Suga Hold 'Serious Talks' on China After Beijing Warns Japan
President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga discussed their concerns about "the impact of China's actions on peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world" during their first in-person meeting at the White House on Friday.
Suga Affirms 'Tight Bond' Between U.S., Japan In Visit with Biden
Speaking to reporters before meeting with Biden at the White House, Suga said the trip—the first diplomatic trip hosted by the Biden administration—is intended to "reaffirm the new and tight bond between" the two countries.
China Media Warns Japan Against Siding With U.S. Over Taiwan
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and President Joe Biden will reportedly list stability in the Taiwan Strait among the key areas of mutual concern when they meet in Washington next month.
New Coronavirus Treatments Trialed As WHO Warns Against Self-Medicating
There are currently no specific treatments for the virus, which has killed almost 2,000 people.
North Korea Threatens to 'Sink' Japan With Nuke
Pyongyang called for a nuclear bomb to sink and destroy Japan.
North Korean Missiles Closer to Hitting U.S. Targets
The rogue state has been working hard to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland.
Japan Cabinet Approves Bill for Emperor's Abdication
Parliament will now have to vote on the proposal before the current sitting ends next month.