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

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on Abe

Alleged operations to bug phones date back at least a decade

Number of Japanese women in work surges

Females represent 43% of workforce, highest since records began

Japan justified in new defence posture

Abe needs to sell security stance better, at home and abroad

Japan military expansion questioned

Seiko Noda says national pacifism is a ‘badge of honour’

Japan’s banks top cross-border lending

Low interest rates help groups surpass UK rivals

Senior official quits over Japan stadium

Kubo’s resignation comes after PM Abe scraps $2bn design

Historic trade deal inches nearer in Maui

Five-year long talks culminate in meetings over final agreement

Meiji Yasuda to pay $5bn for StanCorp

Latest in a $63bn spate of Japanese outbound dealmaking

Abe’s Japan inches away from pacifism

Conservatives still regard the alliance with US as the bedrock of security and prosperity

Japan ramps up warnings over China

Criticism highlights land reclamation activities

Japan reassures China over security bills

Abe sends official to Beijing to defuse fears on defence measures

Japan scraps $2bn Olympic stadium design

Abe wades in following public outcry over ballooning costs

Baby goods makers take punt on Abenomics

Japanese economic policy tipped to boost fertility rates

Accounting woes set to shake up Toshiba

Inflated profits likely to be probed by financial regulators

Abe pushes self-defence bill through Diet

Rally in support of Japan’s pacifist constitution draws 20,000

Japan’s GPIF posts record returns

Shift to more aggressive portfolio vindicated

Abe seeks to turn debate back to economy

Speech to investors part of push to take focus away from security

Abe faces setback on security reform

Tensions in Japan’s ruling party as MPs criticise white paper

Japan boosts aid to ‘Mekong five’ nations

Tokyo extends influence in region key to its own growth

Japan in fresh push to woo Mekong states

Tokyo sees economic and strategic gains from better ties

Japan Post kicks off TSE listing process

Japan Post and two units seek stock exchange clearance for IPOs

Fears rise over press freedom under Abe

Heckling of prime minister ignored by news organisations

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Equality struggle for Japan’s ‘womenomics’

Plan to up female corporate representation may be too ambitious

Abe reveals three-year Japan growth plan

Strategy for 2016-18 omits tax rises or spending cuts

Abe approval ratings fall to new low

Japan military reform push threatens economic agenda

Kuroda remarks spark sharp yen rally

BoJ governor says currency ‘unlikely to fall further’

How to restore belief to Japan’s economy

Wrenching country out of its deflationary mindset allows for no pause

Japan plays corporate catch-up

QE in Japan is off the scale, driving share buybacks and rising prices

Euro lifted by firmer inflation data

Traders attribute some volatility to positions being unwound

Mixed view of Japan’s 10-day rally

Capitalising on better governance is not as simple as buying an ETF

Japan experts defend ‘go for growth’ plan

Hopes rise escaping deflation will deliver a jolt to growth

Traders seek clear signal for weaker yen

Period of stability shows signs of ending as Y125 beckons

Japan sees recovery in graduate jobs

Rebound suggests Abenomics is giving companies confidence to hire

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Obama’s trade deal will not tame China

The TPP is not a significant enough step to justify all the geopolitical hopes invested in it

Japan hosts first arms fair since 1945

Event comes as PM pushes to expand role of defence force

Sharp warns on ability to stay afloat

Japanese supplier of screens to Apple reports $1.9bn annual loss

Japan army shift poses risks to Abenomics

Unpopular move from pacifism could squander political capital

Abenomics only a risk if allowed to fail

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda must pull together

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Shareholder-friendly Japan Inc stirs

Big challenges remain in corporate governance reform

Abe rebuked over ‘comfort women’ stance

Global academics call on PM to address ‘wartime aggression’

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