Shinzo Abe

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On paper, Japan has one of the best paternity leave policies in the world. In practice, very few men – less than one in 16 – take advantage of their l(...)

French president and G7 host Emmanuel Macron with US president Donald Trump and Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte during  the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau – Pool/Getty Images

The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and US concluded an extraordinary three-day summit in Biarritz with what appeared to be s(...)

Customers wait in line to use an automated teller machine (ATM) at a Japan Post Co branch in Hachioji. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In early July, the 61-year-old chief executive of 7pay appeared on TV to apologise after the launch of one of Japan’s most hotly-anticipated mobile pa(...)

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(...)

Ivanka Trump prepares to deliver a speech on women’s empowerment during the G20 Summit in Osaka on Saturday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The abiding image from this year’s G20 summit will not be Donald Trump sharing another chuckle with Vladimir Putin. It is the clip of his daughter, Iv(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman  and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: Japan, which is reeling from the impact of Fukushima on its energy policy, is the world’s third-largest financial supporter of coal. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko

No G20 summit would be complete without the final communique, a diplomatic art form designed to paper over the cracks exposed during the previous two (...)

 The first day of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a trade war that is casting a shadow on gl(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to the G-20 Summit in Osaka. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump broadened his assault on US allies on Wednesday, lashing out at the European Commission for aggressively pursuing antitrust cases against(...)

Donald Trump: words appear to signal that there may not be an immediate US response to the incident. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has said “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a US drone, increasing tensions and talk of possible open conflict.(...)

US president Donald Trump: his decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal was always bound to have consequences.  Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The shooting down of a US surveillance drone by Iran this week and America’s equivocal response opens a new front in the increasingly tense standoff b(...)

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