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Pedestrians walk past a screen showing a news report on Yoshihide Suga on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Yoshihide Suga is poised to become Japan’s prime minister after he was comfortably elected to lead the ruling party following the resignation of Shinz(...)

 Yoshihide Suga:  “Japan is facing a crisis unlike anything we have ever experienced,” he said after he announced his candidacy. Photograph:  Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Yoshihide Suga (71), who is expected to become Japan’s leader next week, earned his political spurs as prime minister’s Shinzo Abe’s loyal enforcer du(...)

Women walk in heavy rain as Typhoon Haishen hits Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture on Sunday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Typhoon Haishen drew closer to Japan’s southern mainland on Sunday, cutting power and prompting authorities to recommend evacuation and warn of potent(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his office in Tokyo on Monday. Abe announced on Saturday that he will resign, ending his record-breaking tenure in a bombshell development that kicks off a leadership race in the world’s third-largest economy. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/ AFP via Getty Images

When Shinzo Abe retook office as prime minister in 2012, Japan’s economy was in the doldrums after decades of stagnation and the twin crises of the 20(...)

Former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba is among the front-runners to replace Shinzo Abe as Japanese prime minister. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

Japan is likely to have a new prime minister within weeks after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party set a rapid timetable for replacing the departing (...)

Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City.

Japanese financial markets were roiled in afternoon trade on Friday after news that Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will resign for health reasons (...)

Consumption plunged a record 8.2 per cent as lock-down measures to prevent the spread of the virus kept consumers at home

Japan was hit by its biggest economic slump on record in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic emptied shopping malls and crushed demand for(...)

Tennis champion and equality campaigner Billie Jean King: ‘You’ve got to have visibility.’ Photograph: Glyn Kirk / AFP

Women around the world will have to wait another two centuries for the global gender gap to fully close. That’s what the World Economic Forum predict(...)

 People socially distance as they queue to pray in remembrance during the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, in Hiroshima on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to coronavirus and t(...)

 Visitors walk past a photo showing the 1945 Hiroshima bombing aftermath, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.  Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/ EPA

On Thursday, as she has done most days for 75 years, Keiko Ogura will reluctantly remember when Hiroshima was destroyed by a single atomic bomb. As a(...)

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