In a surprise result, Kishida defeated the popular Taro Kono in the party leadership contest, making him the country’s third prime minister in just over a year.
Despite the sluggish vaccine rollout, Suga’s party, the LDP, is still favoured to retain power in this year’s general election, meaning whoever wins the party leadership contest will likely remain PM.
The economic benefits of the Olympics are in question like never before.
But it’s the taking part that counts.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is sinking in the polls under intense criticism over his handling of the Tokyo Games. And yet, he may still get over the line in national elections this year.
Cancelling the Tokyo games would be yet another blemish for the new government and could doom its chances in the next election later this year.
Suga has a strict work ethic, rising at 5am each day. He will need to work hard to hang on to the prime ministership at a bumpy time for Japan.
The condition that has caused Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, to resign.
Japan’s coronavirus infections continue to rise as its neighbors’ curves flatten. Why aren’t people listening to the government and staying home?
An erratic response to coronavirus shows how Japan’s domestic policy is out-of-sync with its desired global image.
Japan’s process of testing for Covid-19 has been criticised.
The US is still a major world power and world leaders need to keep in Donald Trump’s good books.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet reshuffle is an exercise in illusion. Yet it reveals some unwelcome truths about his political present - and future.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs the US to confront North Korea, revitalize Japan’s economy and boost his standing at home. And he knows flattery is the way to this president’s heart.
What Brexit means for future UK-Japan business.
Japan is targeting an ‘upmarket’ audience of wealthy business executives, city professionals, millennial foodies and highbrow arts enthusiasts.
The highly awaited summit has the potential to lead to real peace on the peninsula- but only if both countries can find a common interest on which to build an agreement.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
An MP from Japan’s governing party recently commented that single women were a burden on the state. But many young women, and men, are rethinking the lure of married life.
US-Japan relations are under pressure. As leaders of the two countries meet this week, a scholar tells the story of the exchange program that made such a difference to American attitudes toward Japan.