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# Shinzo Abe

This year
Japanese politicians and public mark first anniversary of Shinzo Abe assassination
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged to tackle pressing political goals as a way of honouring Abe’s wishes.
Suspect charged with murder in assassination of Japan’s former leader Shinzo Abe
Tetsuya Yamagami was arrested immediately after allegedly shooting the former prime minister with a homemade gun.
Last year
Japan honours Shinzo Abe at controversial funeral
The former Prime Minister was shot dead in July, but the decision to give him a state funeral provoked opposition.
Man sets himself on fire in Tokyo in apparent protest against Shinzo Abe state funeral
The planned state funeral has become increasingly unpopular as more details emerge about the former leader’s links to the Unification Church.
Japan's national police chief resigns over Abe assassination
The former prime minister was shot and killed on the campaign trail on 8 July.
Alleged Shinzo Abe assassin to undergo mental evaluation
The suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, was arrested immediately after he allegedly shot Abe in western Japan on July 8.
Japanese prime minister blames police for death of former leader Shinzo Abe
He blamed inadequate police security for the shooting.
Japan mourns as funeral for former PM Abe held in Tokyo
Abe was shot at close range on Friday while giving a campaign speech in the city of Nara.
Shinzo Abe's party wins key 'supermajority' in Japanese elections
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito are now part of what is now a two-thirds supermajority willing to amend the country’s pacifist constitution.
Japan holds election in shadow of Shinzo Abe assassination
Current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida insisted the shock killing would not halt the democratic process.
Japanese police admit security flaws as body of former PM Shinzo Abe arrives home in Tokyo
Japan’s former PM was assassinated during a campaign event on Friday.
Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dies after being shot
The 67-year-old was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
All time
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces he will resign over health problems
It had been heavily speculated Abe would step down after recent unannounced hospital visits.
Two dead after flooding hits southern Japan
More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate.
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021
Olympic Federation of Ireland says postponement is ‘the right call given the times that we are in’.
Canada pulls out of Olympics, Japanese prime minister says delay may be 'inevitable'
The uncertainty amidst the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
'Except for wartime, I have never felt so worried' - doubts grow in Japan over Tokyo Olympics
Officials like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC chief Thomas Bach have repeatedly insisted preparations should continue.
North Korea threatens Japan with 'real ballistic missile'
The isolated state also called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the “most stupid man ever known in history”.
'Some small weapons': Trump plays down North Korean missile tests
The US President is in Japan ahead of a state visit.
Medical school altered test scores to keep women out
The university began lowering test scores of female applicants when results showed an increasing number of women winning places.
Trump says military options on the table, warns 'strategic patience' with North Korea is over
The US President was on message with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a trip to the far east.
Japan's Abe storms to 'super-majority', promises to 'deal firmly' with North Korea
The 66-year-old is on course to become the country’s longest serving premier.
Japan's prime minister calls snap election
Shinzo Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power.
India is set to get its first bullet train thanks to Japan
A 500km journey will be cut from eight hours to just over two hours when services start.
Japanese PM offers 'everlasting condolences' but holds back from full apology at Pearl Harbor
He and President Obama laid wreathes at the site of the attack.
WATCH: Japanese politicians get into massive brawl... over pacifism
The government took a surprise vote on a law that would allow Japan’s military to fight overseas.
Japan's PM criticised for not apologising for forcing women into sex trade
South Korea’s President said that he felt the speech left “much to be desired”.
Enda take note... It's never a good idea for a leader to play with paper firemen on TV
Japanese Twitter users have been howling in derision, after their prime minister used paper models to explain new laws.
Islamic State confirms execution of Japanese hostage
A video featuring the second hostage calls for the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, sentenced to death in Jordan.
Taoiseach arrives in Japan for five day trade trip
Enda Kenny will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe along with a round of business meetings in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.
Kenny jets to Japan for five day visit aimed at building closer economic ties
The Taoiseach’s trip is aimed at improving business links in the ICT, financial services and agri-food sectors.
Enda Kenny to meet Japanese PM in a bid to strengthen trade
Prime Minister Abe is visiting Ireland following his participation in the G8 Summit in Lough Erne on Monday and Tuesday.
Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap
It’s known as the family photo. Some family.
Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders
Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.
Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask
A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?
PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit
A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.
Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami
Hundreds of people displaced in the Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation.
Japan's new PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild economy, US relations
Abe has pledged a hawkish agenda which will fix the economy and get tough on diplomatic issues.
Japan set to elect fifth new prime minister in five years
Shinzo Abe, who was already prime minister for a year in 2006, will return to power in a landslide victory.