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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been Premier since December 2012.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe wins party leadership election, to stay as premier

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he announces his candidacy for the upcoming ruling Liberal Democratic Party presidential election, during a press conference in front of Mount Sakurajima volcano while on tour to Tarumizu, Kagoshima prefecture on August 26, 2018.Abe confirmed on August 26 he would run in his ruling party's leadership election, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and bolstering his dream of reforming the Constitution. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Japan’s Abe seeks fresh term as party head, record tenure as PM

Shinzo Abe confirmed Sunday he would run in his ruling party's leadership election, putting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and bolstering his dream of reforming the constitution.

Japan premier cancels overseas trip over flood

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and landslides caused by record rains hit 100, local media said Monday.

Japan lawmaker under fire for calling single women a state burden

A Japanese lawmaker has come under fire after saying women should have several children or risk becoming a burden on the state.

CEC: Vladimir Putin spent $6.8m on presidential election campaign

President Vladimir Putin who won in a presidential election in February, spent 399.8 million rubles (6.8 million dollars) on his campaign, the Russian Central Election Commission’s (CEC) data released Thursday shows.

Vladimir Putin: Civic participation, responsibility vital for country’s future

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said on Friday that the large-scale civic participation and unification of the Russian people, as well as the fact that they act responsibly are very important against the backdrop of internal and external challenges.

CEC: Russian presidential candidates spent $28 million on campaigns

The Russian Central Election Commission (CEC) said eight candidates in the 2018 Russian presidential election spent 1.63 billion rubles ($28 million) on campaigning.

Defiant Shinzo Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges

Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics on Monday over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.

Japan’s Shinzo Abe exonerates family from discount land sale

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday remained-steadfast that he and his wife were not involved in discount-land-sale-deal that has seen the opposition call for the resignation of key-ally and Finance Minister Taro Aso.

Japan premier, finance minister under fire over suspected cronyism scandal

Japan’s finance ministry on Monday acknowledged that documents in a suspected cronyism scandal had been doctored.

‘All options on the table’ with North Korea – Japan’s Shinzo Abe

Obviously, "all options are on the table" is precisely the sort of threat of the use of force that Japan's post-World War II constitution explicitly bans.

Japanese premier Shinzo Abe re-elected

Shinzo Abe has been re-elected Prime Minister by the Japanese parliament after his Liberal Democratic Party won a resounding victory in parliamentary elections in October.

South Korea, Japan leaders renew call on North Korea to abandon nuclear ambition

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged North Korea to give up its nuclear ambition Tuesday, saying the move will ensure a bright future for it.

Shinzo Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election Sunday, handing him a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the world's number-three economy.

Shinzo Abe on course for landslide win in Japan vote

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan's upcoming election, the latest survey suggested Monday, as a new party founded by Tokyo's popular governor loses momentum.

Shinzo Abe nears two-thirds majority in Japan election – polls

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is heading for a two-thirds majority in Japan's forthcoming election, surveys suggested Thursday, as a new party founded by popular Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike runs out of steam.

Shinzo Abe vows to tackle North Korea threat ahead of Japan election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Sunday to impose "all possible pressure" on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes, promising to secure national security in a televised debate before a snap election.

Japan’s Abe triggers snap election amid North Korea crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world's third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch.

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