TOKYO Japanese lawmakers on Thursday declared a climate emergency in a symbolic vote aimed at increasing pressure for action to combat global warming after the government last month committed to a firm timetable for net-zero emissions.
TOKYO A prominent economic adviser to Japan's prime minister says Tokyo should prepare for a "leaderless era" as U.S. global leadership gradually withers, and expand other strategic ties while bolstering its security alliance with Washington.
TOKYO Japan's new leader will aim to beef up security ties when he visits Vietnam and Indonesia next week amid concerns about Beijing's growing assertiveness, but he is likely to steer clear of the harsh anti-China rhetoric used by U.S. counterparts.
TOKYO, Oct 16 Japan's new leader will aim to
beef up security ties when he visits Vietnam and Indonesia next
week amid concerns about Beijing's growing assertiveness, but is
likely to steer clear of the harsh anti-China rhetoric used by
TOKYO In a growing row just weeks into his tenure, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was urged on Thursday by the ex-head of a key academic panel to reverse his decision to deny membership to six scholars who previously criticised government policies.
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, under fire for rejecting six scholars for membership of a science advisory panel, defended the move on Monday amid growing criticism that it violated the constitution's principle of academic freedom.
TOKYO, Oct 5 New Japanese Prime Minister
Yoshihide Suga is under fire for rejecting six scholars for
membership in a science advisory body set up after World War
Two, a move critics say violates the constitution's principle of
TOKYO Yoshihide Suga became Japan's first new prime minister in nearly eight years on Wednesday, pledging to contain COVID-19 and push reforms after retaining about half of predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup in his cabinet. | Video
TOKYO As Japan's next prime minister, Yoshihide Suga will face an early, and difficult, leadership decision: whether to call an general election before his honeymoon with voters fades or wait and risk seeing ratings slide.
TOKYO Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a loyal aide to outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe, won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for Japan's first change of leader in nearly eight years. | Video