The Liberal Democratic Party’s four-year renewed mandate in Japan is as much a victory for so-called “Abenomics” as for party leader Shinzo Abe. Albei(...)

Japann  election:
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), gestures during an election campaign rally in Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s coalition cruised to a big election win on Sunday, ensuring he will stick to reflationary economic policies and a(...)

Shinzo Abe: his approval ratings are at their lowest since he took office in December 2012

Japan goes to the polls on Sunday after prime minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election he hopes will give his Liberal Democratic party a greater man(...)

Japan’s economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for prime minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax hike and call a snap election half-way through his term. Photograph: Reuters

Japan’s conservative government is preparing to call a snap general election after the release of GDP figures showed the economy has slipped into rece(...)

A member of a group of right-wing activists holds a Japanese national flag as they visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo today, the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second world war. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters.

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering and cabinet ministers visited a controversial shrine for war dead today - the anniversary of(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party speaks to voters atop a van while campaigning for the election. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc won a decisive victory in an upper house election today, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for(...)

The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, having  a meeting with British prime minister David Cameron at  the G8  summit in the North. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government last week again raised its forecasts for the Japanese economy, for a second straight month. A pick-up in export(...)