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  1. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo

    Japan parliament to debate second extra budget for COVID-19 relief next week

    Japan's government will submit to parliament early next week a second extra budget to fund a new US$1.1 trillion stimulus package to cushion the ...
  2. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo

    Abe's 'own goals' slash support rates even as Japan's rate of COVID-19 infections declines

    A string of controversial missteps has slashed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support to levels that could threaten to end his term early, ...
  3. An elderly man who lost his stable job caused by the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    Japan's elderly workers, once key to Abenomics, suffer as COVID-19 closes businesses

    On a recent Saturday in Tokyo's Shinjuku district more than 100 people, many of them elderly men, stood close together in a long queue waiting for ...
  4. FILE PHOTO: File picture of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Rare online outrage in Japan forces Abe to delay controversial bill

    Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan. Street protests tend to be tame and some are led by the elderly. Government supporters have ...
  5. FILE PHOTO:Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's news conference in Tokyo

    Tokyo top prosecutor quits, justice minister says, in blow to Japan's Abe

    Tokyo's top prosecutor resigned on Thursday (May 21) for gambling during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, the justice minister said, in ...
  6. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo

    Japan puts off bid to raise prosecutors' retirement age after backlash: Media

    Japan will postpone a bid to raise the retirement age of public prosecutors, media said on Monday (May 18), given an intense public backlash ...
  7. FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tokyo

    Japan braces for worst postwar slump as pandemic tips economy into recession

    Japan's economy slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years, putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the ...
  8. Police officers wearing protective face masks ride bicycles on the street under a nationwide state

    Japan lifts COVID-19 emergency in most areas but not in Tokyo, Osaka

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in ...
  9. FILE PHOTO:  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo

    Japan's COVID-19 containment needs to stay until cases fall more: Experts

    Japan will formally decide as early as Monday whether to extend its state of emergency over the novel coronavirus, which was originally set to end ...