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 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

12 Apr 2014, Tokyo, Japan --- Night view of Yasukuni-dori street, Shinjuku district, Tokyo, Japan --- Image by © Stefano Politi Markovina/JAI/Corbis
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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’

Stop these WW2 comparisons

‘Memories of the war have shaped our responses to everything from the Viet Cong to today’s jihadis’

West can learn from Japan’s lost decades

Debt, low inflation and slow growth challenge other economies too, writes Yoichi Funabashi

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US and China’s frosty future

Washington is giving up on Beijing becoming a stakeholder in the present global order

Abe stops short of war apology in US speech

Nationalist is first Japanese leader to address Congress

Honest-ish Abe talks up Obama’s pivot

Japan’s utility as an American ally in the region is double-edged

Abe vows to tackle Japan’s farmers

Prime minister calls for rapid conclusion to trade deal

Two meetings in Washington

The economic stakes in Abe's address to Congress and the Fed policy statement

Obama says AIIB may be positive for Asia

US president initially urged allies not to join China-led bank

Abe, Obama and a Pacific trade deal

What you need to know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

US-Japan defence pact aims to check China

Guidelines enable closer military ties in the event of conflict

Japan’s trading houses rethink strategy

Soured deals force groups to explore revamping business models

US should back Japan but not at any price

The aim must be to draw China into the world not to shut it out

Japan arrest in Abe roof drone landing

Police detain man who allegedly flew drone as nuclear policy protest

An unsinkable Pacific alliance

The closeness between America and Japan, forged in the ashes of war, goes beyond the ideological

Abe gears up for speech to US Congress

Japan PM’s words, notably on WW2, will influence US relations

Abe picks Toyota adviser for BoJ board

Yukitoshi Funo is former head of carmaker’s US unit

Reasons to expect further yen weakness

Broader dollar uptrend seems to have resumed after short hiatus

Japan in long battle over war apology

Ex-PM Tomiichi Murayama attacks Abe’s revisionist stance

Japan tech: the sun rises again

Performance has been strong, but not always justified

World watches to see if Abenomics experiment will be a success

Premier’s challenge is to match massive monetary stimulus with structural reforms

Women wearing Hakama, or Japanese traditional kimono, are reflected in an electronic board, showing various stock prices, outside a brokerage in Tokyo, March 23, 2015
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Splits emerge between BOJ and Japan’s policy makers

Easing economic rules will help business grow

Fanuc parts curtains on secretive culture

Japanese robot maker has ‘sense of crisis’ about how it is viewed

Japan: Abe bids to end economic burden

Prime minister says Tokyo deserves more credit for its progress

Asia meeting aims to calm tensions

China, Japan and S Korea ministers attend talks

A better class of rally in Japan

Look to currency for a reason to prefer the latest phase

Japan’s big lesson for the eurozone

Be patient and prepare for a bumpy ride, writes Peter Tasker

Fanuc eyes bolstering shareholder returns

Robot maker denies move is linked to pressure from Third Point

Luck has bought time for Abenomics

Japan could be the only wealthy nation that is increasing the size of its middle class

Merkel intervenes in Japanese war debate

Germany faced its history ‘openly’, says chancellor

Japan wage growth fastest in 15 years

Increase in basic salaries key to success of Abenomics

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