JAPAN'S government has kicked off debate on changing antitrust rules to make it easier for regional banks to merge, as they struggle to generate profits due to a declining population and a...

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang told visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Japan was welcome to participate in China's reforms and the opening up of its economy, Chinese state...

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SHINZO Abe starts on Thursday the first official trip to China in seven years by a Japanese prime minister. Amid brewing bilateral tensions, and a legacy of bitter memories of the Second World War, a...

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...