PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe is gearing up for his second big stimulus package in a matter of months as the novel coronavirus pushes Japan into what could be a deep and prolonged recession.

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun to shift his messaging on this year's Tokyo Olympics, in a sign that he may have accepted that the deadly Covid-19 will make it necessary to postpone...

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe kept the number of reflationists on the Bank of Japan (BOJ) policy board unchanged on Tuesday, sending a strong signal of continuity for central bank policy.

ASIA IN FOCUS

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday asked his Cabinet to compile a package of stimulus measures to support the economy and build infrastructure to cope with large natural disasters, the...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will draft the son of former premier Junichiro Koizumi into his Cabinet and keep allies in key posts in a reshuffle on Wednesday, media reported, as Mr...

JAPAN pushed back projections on Wednesday for bringing its budget into surplus, in a sign Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is struggling to rein in massive public debt as the economy comes...

THE BOTTOM LINE

TALKS between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe in Osaka before the G-20 summit illustrate the much improved relationship between the two countries, with both sides...

THE BOTTOM LINE

THE US-China trade talks have been suspended for more than two weeks with no sign of a revival. Listening to Donald Trump talk about his good friend Xi Jinping, one may be forgiven for thinking...

[TOKYO] US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and said he was happy with how things were going with...

[TOKYO] President Donald Trump said the US is making "great progress" in trade negotiations with Japan even though a deal could come only after the latter's elections in July.