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Japan's new PM Yoshihide Suga, self-made and strong-willed

TOKYO (AP) — Before he got Japan's top government job officially, Yoshihide Suga was known as a “shadow" prime minister and the right-hand man for his long-serving predecessor. When ...

Opinion: Abe's successor, Suga, must prove himself to Japan

Though he spent eight years as Shinzo Abe's Cabinet chief, Yoshihide Suga was an unlikely choice to succeed his old boss as prime minister and Liberal Democratic Party leader — especially wi...

Japan's Suga jumps in popularity, tops favourability poll for next PM

TOKYO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is now the most preferred candidate among the public to become the next prime minister, surging in popularity after he ente...

Abe's assistant and spokesman seen as favorite successor

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a longtime loyal assistant and the public face of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in daily media briefings, has emerged as a favorite to...

Who's next? Abe's party maneuvers to pick Japan's next PM

TOKYO (AP) — With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announcing his plans to step down due to health reasons, members of his ruling party are furiously maneuvering ahead of an internal vote that will ultimatel...

Taiwanese businessman to be bestowed Japan's second highest medal for foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese businessman Lin Por-fong (林伯豐) will be conferred with Japan’s second most prestigious medal for foreign nationals on Thursday (Nov. 7), making him the firs...

Japan set to celebrate Emperor Naruhito's enthronement

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is abuzz ahead of a ceremony Tuesday marking Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne. It is one of several formal ceremonies for Naruhito, 59, who...

Japan holds first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first National Memorial Service for War Dead in the Reiwa era (令和) was held on Thursday (Aug. 15), the 74th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, NHK re...

Student drops Wuhan plans after Chinese netizens label him 'Japan-lover, Taiwan separatist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being bullied online by Chinese netizens for being a "Japan lover" and "Taiwanese separatist," news has surfaced today (July 12) that a Taiwanese coll...

The Latest: Trump, Abe hold talks on North Korea, trade

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says he has a good feeling about getting Nor...

The Latest: Trump meets Japan's Emperor Naruhito

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump and Japan's Emperor Naruhito walked along a r...

Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor

TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Japan's Imperial Palace to meet the new emperor. The president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, will kick off Monday's formal...

Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito urges peace and happiness in public debut

New Japanese Emperor Naruhito made his first public appearance on Saturday, expressing hopes that the country would pursue a policy of promoting world peace. As he is the first emperor born after Wor...

Japan: Knife found on school desk of emperor's grandson

Police are investigating how two kitchen knives were placed on and near Prince Hisahito's desk at his junior high school on the Ochanomizu University campus in Tokyo. Each desk in the schoolroom ...