Yoshihide Suga

Japan Prime Minister 'determined' to hold Olympics despite cancellation report

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's latest insistence that the postponed Games are on track comes after The Times cited an unnamed government source saying Japan has already shifted its focus to 2032.

published on : 22nd January 2021

Japan starts first day under emergency steps to curb coronavirus

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated his request for restaurants to shorten business hours and for people to work from home.

published on : 8th January 2021

Our economy will shrink if state of emergency declared in Tokyo: Japan PM Yoshihide Suga

Public broadcaster NHK cited that the Dai-ichi Life Research Institute is predicting a loss of 75,000 jobs over six months after the potential declaration.

published on : 6th January 2021

Countdown Tokyo: The 2021 Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark

Officials have promised to announce concrete plans early in the new year about how to get 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes into Japan.

published on : 4th January 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Japan mulls declaring another state of emergency in Tokyo

Suga had been reluctant to declare another state of emergency as the economy would face a severe blow.

published on : 4th January 2021

Japan adopts green growth plan to go carbon-free by 2050

The "green growth strategy" urges utilities to bolster renewables and hydrogen while calling for auto industries to go carbon-free by the mid-2030s.

published on : 25th December 2020

Japan delays gender-equality goals in new five-year plan

The earlier goal was set by Suga's predecessor, Shinzo Abe, under his “womenomics" policy designed to promote more women in the workforce to make up for Japan's fast-aging population.

published on : 25th December 2020

Japan PM Suga sets 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality

Japan, which is a signatory to the Paris climate change agreement, was the sixth-biggest contributor to global greenhouse emissions in 2017.

published on : 26th October 2020

Japan sticks to nuke fuel cycle despite plutonium stockpile

Despite security concerns raised by Washington and others, the stockpile is hardly decreasing due to difficulties in achieving a full nuclear fuel recycling program and slow restarts of reactors

published on : 21st October 2020

Japan PM Suga arrives in Indonesia to affirm deeper ties

Japan also hopes to deepen and strengthen its defense ties with Indonesia and promote a defense equipment and technology transfer agreement.

published on : 20th October 2020

Japan ramping up pressure on China over South China Sea: Report

Indo-Pacific region is largely viewed as an area comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea.

published on : 20th October 2020

On Asia trip, Japan's pragmatic new PM pushes Abe's vision

The choice to visit Southeast Asia underscores Japan’s efforts to counter Chinese influence and build stronger economic and defense ties in the region, much in line with Abe’s vision

published on : 18th October 2020

New Japanese PM Suga urges Putin to resolve island dispute

Suga said he is confident he and Putin can develop a positive relationship in which they can frankly exchange views. 

published on : 29th September 2020

Japan's new PM Yoshihide Suga holds first diplomatic phone talk with Donald Trump

Suga was elected as Japan's new prime minister last Wednesday, replacing Shinzo Abe, who forged close personal ties and regularly held meetings and phone calls with Trump.

published on : 21st September 2020

Japan new PM Yoshihide Suga begins first full day, vows to push reforms

While Suga won the backing of fellow ruling party lawmakers with a pledge to carry on Abe’s policies and work on Abe's unfinished goals, he is also pushing for some policy changes of his own.

published on : 17th September 2020
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