[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Friday to deliver "all possible steps" if risks to the economy intensified, signalling a fiscal-stimulus boost in the event this month's sales...

[NEW YORK] US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Washington and Tokyo had taken a major step towards sealing a comprehensive new trade deal, after a year of negotiations between the global...

[TOKYO] Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to appoint new foreign and defence ministers and promote a popular rising political star in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.

THE argument by Japan's premier Shinzo Abe that the country needs to buy US corn because pests are eating up its domestic production is looking rather dubious.

[YOKOHAMA] Japan's prime minister on Thursday warned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects that some blame for damaging...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Thursday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, Kyodo News said...

[TOKYO] Japan's ruling coalition has retained its grip on the country's upper house, but failed to secure a "supermajority" that would ease the path to constitutional reform, results showed on...

[TOKYO] The Bank of Japan's focus on keeping the yen weak and bolstering stock prices has made executives complacent and hurt corporate competitiveness, says a former state banker turned critic of...

[TOKYO] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he doesn't see a need to raise the nation's sales tax beyond 10 per cent over the next 10 years, a stance that could hamper the government's efforts...

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hand-picked the country's central bank chief. But his administration is inching away from Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda's elusive inflation target,...