Shinzo Abe Aide Faces Fine Over Campaign Finance Allegations

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he had unintentionally misrepresented the facts around a political finance scandal after prosecutors announced they would seek to punish a former aide to Shinzo Abe.

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In Wake of Recent India-China Conflict, U.S. Sees Opportunity

India’s border dispute with China has accelerated its relations with the United States. Others worry that warming ties ignore India’s persecution of Muslims.

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Yoshide Suga Set to Become Japan’s Next Prime Minister

Mr. Suga’s years as a shadow power in Japanese politics have made him a bit of a cipher. But his decisive victory in a party election demonstrated his formidable political skills.

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Yoshihide Suga, Right-Hand Man of Shinzo Abe, Is Set to Be Japan’s Prime Minister

The governing party, in an emergency vote restricted to insiders, overwhelmingly backed the leading symbol of continuity from Mr. Abe’s long premiership.

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Shinzo Abe Vowed Japan Would Help Women ‘Shine.’ They’re Still Waiting.

Female workers remain largely shut out of management jobs, and many take part-time work because of overwhelming family responsibilities, despite policies that Mr. Abe said would elevate their standing in society.

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What’s at Stake for Shinzo Abe’s Successor

Can Japan’s next leader build on his predecessor’s legacy?

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‘Abenomics’ May Stay, but Japan’s Economic Overhaul Is Incomplete

The departing prime minister’s policies helped shake Japan out of decades of stagnation. But long-term restructuring efforts are needed to keep its economy charging forward.

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Shinzo Abe Is Ill. But Is That the Only Reason He’s Quitting?

Maybe he can’t face the Japanese people’s calls for accountability.

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In Japan, Shinzo Abe’s Replacement Faces Daunting Challenges

The coronavirus, a tanking economy, an aggressive China, a postponed Olympics, a U.S. election: That’s just the start. And any successor will confront those challenges without the stature of Shinzo Abe.

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Shinzo Abe’s Resignation Prompts Speculation About His Successor

Whoever the Liberal Democratic Party elects as its leader, probably within the next week, will almost certainly become Japan’s next prime minister. It isn’t clear who that will be.

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What Is Ulcerative Colitis, the Ailment Afflicting Shinzo Abe of Japan?

The illness that has afflicted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that can unexpectedly flare up.

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After Shinzo Abe, How Japan Will Pick Its New Prime Minister

Back-room deals and horse trading are likely to determine who will become the next leader of Japan’s governing party and the country’s prime minister.

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Who Is Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Departing Prime Minister?

Mr. Abe, who announced his resignation on Friday, sought to revive Japan’s economy and alter its pacifist Constitution.

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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Longest-Serving Leader, to Resign Because of Illness

Mr. Abe has been prime minister for nearly eight consecutive years, a significant feat in a country accustomed to high turnover in the top job.

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Japan’s Been Proudly Pacifist for 75 Years. A Missile Proposal Challenges That.

While acquiring weapons to counter countries like North Korea and China would be unremarkable for most world powers, in Japan it is reviving a politically sensitive debate.

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Coronavirus Leads Japan to Lock Borders, Shutting Out Foreign Workers

A pandemic policy that bars re-entry for many permanent and long-term residents has upended many lives and undercut Tokyo’s efforts to woo global capital and talent.

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As the World Gets Tougher on China, Japan Tries to Thread a Needle

Tokyo has not confronted Beijing as the United States and other allies have, mindful of its neighbor’s economic might and its own limited military options.

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Coronavirus Outbreak at U.S. Bases in Japan Roils an Uneasy Relationship

The Marines reported 94 new cases on Okinawa, an island that had seen just 148 other infections. Local officials say the military is not doing enough.

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Japan’s Deadly Combination: Climate Change and an Aging Society

Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living in nursing homes.

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Tokyo’s First Female Governor Sails to Re-Election Even as Virus Cases Rise

Yuriko Koike has received high marks for her visible presence during the pandemic, but the coronavirus’s resurgence has raised anxiety in the Japanese capital.

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Japan’s Coronavirus Numbers Are Low. Are Masks the Reason?

In America, masks have become a weapon in the culture wars. In Japan, wearing one is no big deal, and deaths have stayed low.

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Testing Is Key to Beating Coronavirus, Right? Japan Has Other Ideas

The country has reported fewer deaths than other major nations and ended a state of emergency even while maintaining a low testing rate.

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Rattled by a Pandemic, People Turn to Leaders — Any Leaders

Placing faith in a leader with little control over a virus may seem irrational, but it fills a very human need.

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Avigan May Cause Birth Defects. Japan’s Pushing It for Coronavirus.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is urging the world to fight the epidemic using a Japanese-made medication, though there is little evidence that it works.

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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

Some medical experts said the move amounted to a tacit admission that the approach the country had adopted for months was no longer working.

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Japan’s Virus Success Has Puzzled the World. Is Its Luck Running Out?

The country has not widely tested. Its people are going about their lives, even crowding into clubs that had previous outbreaks. But now Japan is warning of the risk of rampant infection.

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A 2020 Olympics Delay Seems Inevitable. Is a 4-Week Decision Needed to Get There?

The United States added its voice to growing calls for the Tokyo Games to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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