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

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

Akihito expresses remorse for wartime actions

Japanese Emperor marks 70th anniversary of defeat

Abe shifts context of Japan’s war apology

Prime minister says country does not intend to say sorry for ever

Japanese civilians listen to a radio broadcast of their country's surrender

Japanese plot nearly prevented end of war

Rebel officers tried to seize surrender recording 70 years ago

Abe to reflect former apologies over war

Prime minister to avoid inflaming debates on wartime history

Sendai nuclear plant restarts amid outcry

Pivotal move for Japan’s industry but critics cite ‘huge mistake’

BlackRock: big in Japanese pensions

US investment giant benefited from decision to focus on equities

Japan’s pacifist stance under threat

Abe’s recasting of country’s military posture draws critics

Japan marks 70 years since Hiroshima

Peace park falls silent to remember 140,000 killed in the attack

Hiroshima marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing

Japan commemorates atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people

S Korea eyes control over history textbooks

Debate heats up ahead of 70th anniversary of Japan defeat

Japanese equities strike a familiar tone

Investors shun the domestic story as foreign purchases roar up

Volatile yen threat as Abe support wanes

Currency could strengthen if trading pattern goes into reverse

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