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Yoshifumi Takemoto

With Suga's full-court press, optimism grows that Tokyo will hold Games

08 Oct 2020

TOKYO Aggressive lobbying by Japanese premier Yoshihide Suga has bolstered expectations within the government that the Olympic Games will go ahead next year, multiple insiders said, marking a sharp turnaround from just a few months ago.

Japan's Suga, under fire, defends rejection of scholars for science panel

05 Oct 2020

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.

Japan's jobs market worsens in August as coronavirus damage persists

02 Oct 2020

TOKYO Japan's unemployment rate rose in August to its highest in over three years and job availability fell to a more than six-year low, government data showed on Friday, indicating damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic persisted through the month.

Suga seen top contender in Japan PM race as ruling party plans slimmed-down vote

01 Sep 2020

TOKYO Japan's chief government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, moved a step closer to becoming the next premier when the ruling party decided on Tuesday on a slimmed-down leadership vote that favours the long-time lieutenant of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. | Video

Popular favourite for Japan PM, Ishiba, urges closer ties with Asia

31 Aug 2020

By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Antoni Slodkowski and Yoshifumi Takemoto

Popular favourite for Japan PM, Ishiba, urges closer ties with Asia

31 Aug 2020

By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Antoni Slodkowski and Yoshifumi Takemoto

INTERVIEW-Popular favourite for Japan PM, Ishiba urges closer ties with Asia

31 Aug 2020

By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Antoni Slodkowski and Yoshifumi Takemoto

Ex-Japan defence chief mum on whether he'll join PM race

31 Aug 2020

TOKYO Japan's former defence minister, Shigeru Ishiba, on Monday declined to say if would run in the ruling party leadership race to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, though opinion polls show he would be the public's choice to become the next premier.

Japan PM Abe to consult with doctors before Friday news conference - sources

26 Aug 2020

TOKYO Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will consult with doctors before holding a news conference on Friday, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters, amid worries about his health after two recent hospital examinations.

Japan PM has hospital check-up amid concerns over possible fatigue

17 Aug 2020

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe underwent a medical check-up in hospital on Monday, a government source said, amid concern voiced by a top official that the premier could be suffering fatigue from handling the coronavirus pandemic.

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