‘We must avoid a situation in which the Olympics was held but the medical system collapsed,’ Hironori Sagara, director of Showa University Hospital says. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Japan has carried out a threat to publicly shame people not complying with coronavirus border control measures, releasing the names of three people wh(...)

Japan’s prime minister and ruling Liberal Democratic Party president Shinzo Abe: on course to become the country’s  longest-serving prime minister. Photograph:  Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory in Sunday’s upper house election while falling short of securing a supermajority to quickly push th(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry toasts Japan’s prime minister  Shinzo Abe at a luncheon  in honour of Japan  Department of State in Washington on Tuesday. Abe returns home  with his political fortunes elevated – at least abroad. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe returns home this weekend from a United States tour with his political fortunes elevated – at least abroad. The tou(...)

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, Japan’s prime minister, has called a snap election in the wake of figures showing  the country has tipped into recession. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap general election following the release of surprise data showing the world’s third-largest economy(...)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats  are expected to cruise to victory. Photograph: Noriyuki Aida/Bloomberg

With his puppy-eyed stare, timorous voice and famously delicate stomach, Shinzo Abe is an unlikely nationalist warrior. Just days before tomorrow’s ge(...)