PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe won a commanding victory in a vote for the leadership of Japan's governing party Thursday, moving him closer to his dream of becoming the longest-serving prime minister...

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, eyeing an historic extended term, reaffirmed on Monday his resolve to revise the nation's post-war, pacifist constitution and said he hoped his party could...

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe is pledging to move quickly toward changing Japan's Constitution, according to an internal campaign pamphlet seen by Bloomberg News, ensuring the divisive proposal is a...

JAPAN'S "Abenomics" stimulus programme is sputtering just as the government and the central bank wanted to tap the brakes, heightening the chance they will be forced to fight the next...

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe's government on Monday sought to put behind it the worst of a suspected cronyism scandal that has clouded Mr Abe's chances for re-election, as his finance minister...

TARIFFS on steel, threats of car import levies and intense pressure for a two-way economic deal: despite warm personal ties, US President Donald Trump is giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a...

[TOYKO] The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet continues to fall, dropping to 39 per cent in a recent nationwide opinion poll conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun from Friday to...

[TOKYO] Rivals are jockeying to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the embattled Japanese leader struggles with sinking support, but so far none have offered detailed policy alternatives to his...

AS EVERY Japanese knows, when you travel abroad, you must bring home some omiyage - souvenirs.