Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe became the 90th prime minister of Japan in December 2012.

The core elements of his economic strategy - known as Abenomics - are an aggressive monetary policy, a proactive fiscal policy and an economic growth strategy

Japan’s Abe calls for minimum wage rises

PM targets annual 3% increase in bid to boost consumer spending

Butter shows Japan’s uneven food policies

Prolonged yen weakness has boosted price inflation

Blast at Japan’s Yasukuni war shrine

No injuries as explosive goes off during harvest festival

‘When you are a woman you are put to a test’: Maria Mercedes Corrales, right, mentoring Yuki Uchida, on business culture

Female entrepreneurs get support in Japan

Few women start-up or lead businesses

‘When you are a woman you are put to a test’: Maria Mercedes Corrales, right, mentoring Yuki Uchida, on business culture

Japan Inc rejects female executives scheme

PM Abe’s ‘womenomics’ subsidy plan increases benefits

Japan set to beat 2020 visitor target

Chief executive of tour company cites boom in Chinese shoppers

Japan banks to cut more cross-holdings

Mizuho sets new target to sell more corporate client stakes

Definition of recession needs a rethink

It is an idea that no longer means what we imagine, writes Robin Harding

The 16th-century Osaka Castle, built by Kongo Gumi

Deep roots in need of a tonic

Shinzo Abe wants more companies to die and give way to start-ups

Troubles at home overshadow Modi visit

Critics complain of religious intolerance and economic drift

Japan Post IPO euphoria wears off

After two days of ascent, shares end week on quieter note

Ageing Japan bets on Vegas-style daycare

Fake money proves a boon for operators and Abenomics alike

ENNH6Y Okinawa, Japan: people protesting by Camp Schwab Marines base against the construction of a new base in Henoko Bay. Image shot 2015. Exact date unknown.

Okinawans feel growing rift with Japan

Furore over sites adds to calls for more autonomy from Tokyo

The Bank of Japan considers more easing

The central bank needs support from fiscal and structural policy

Japan Post: Painful delivery

The largest IPO of 2015 has seen conservers of a way of life lose out to supporters of market forces

Talks herald thaw in Japan-S Korea relations

Move to resolve dispute over colonial-era abuse of women

Deal to push for revival of N Korea talks

East Asian agreement comes amid signs of Pyongyang arms progress

Japan’s economy: Credibility on the line

The Bank of Japan’s governor must decide whether to expand quantitative easing or accept it is not working

China, Japan and S Korea to talk in Seoul

Resurrection of talks after three-year hiatus points to possible thaw

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a joint press conference following their meeting.

Abe woos Central Asia to counter China

First visit by a Japanese PM to the region in nine years

Sadayuki Sakakibara
©Ko Sasaki

Corporate Japan called to economic battle

Wage rise plea from head of country’s biggest business group

TPP hands Abe a political victory

Japan’s farmers denounce ‘extreme’ trade deal but industry lifted

US and 11 nations seal Pacific trade deal

TPP is largest pact in two decades and big win for Obama and Abe

Poor pensioners lay bare Japan’s strains

Elderly suffer as rising costs add to consumption and debt woes

Japanese stocks wipe out 2015 gains

Weak economic recovery and policy uncertainty drive losses

Abenomics and constructive disappointment

If it hasn’t worked, it’s because more of it is needed

Abe must keep focus on first three arrows

It is useful progress that Japan is no longer the deflationary outlier

Japan in pledge to boost GDP by 22%

PM seeks to turn debate back to the economy

Mobile operators: continental divide

Japan’s market has less competition than in Europe but that does not mean a worse deal for customers

Japanese telcos hit by Abe directive

NTT DoCoMo falls 9.8% after PM says mobile fees should be lower

Japan Post launches IPO to raise $11.5bn

Country’s biggest privatisation for more than 30 years

Heavy downpour brings flooding in Japan

Seven missing and 100,000 forced to evacuate

The third arrow of Abenomics: a scorecard

Japan’s mixed grades in implementing promised structural reforms

Tokyo scraps logo for 2020 Olympics

Move comes after Belgian designer files lawsuit against IOC

Peace protests in Japan grow against Abe

Demonstrations step up as China prepares for military parade

Corporate Japan should open up more

Appointing foreigners means extra scrutiny for Japanese companies, writes Barbara Judge

Japan’s Abe rebuffs China invite

Decision setback to relations between Asian powers

Park to attend China’s war commemorations

South Korea becomes second US ally to accept Beijing’s invitation

Japan: A pacifist’s plan to arm the world

PM hopes defence exports will boost the country’s industrial base and counter China’s rise

Asia should focus more on the future

Seventy years after the war, it is time to draw a line under history