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Japan struggles to deliver relief to victims of worst floods in decades

Japan struggled on Tuesday to restore utilities after its worst weather disaster in 36 years killed 155 people, with survivors facing health risks from broiling temperatures and a lack of water, while rescuers kept up a grim search for victims.

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.

Tokyo shares gain for third straight session

Tokyo shares climbed Monday for a third straight session as global investors cheered healthy US jobs data, while the impact of a cronyism scandal dogging Japan's premier appeared limited.

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.

Japan deputy premier in hot water over Hitler remarks

Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted comments in which he cited Adolf Hitler, but insisted he did not mean to praise the Nazi leader.

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Olamiju Alao-Akala suspended as Ogbomoso council chairman

The Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, has been suspended from office.