Abe comes down on side of economy with decision to reopen Tokyo

Abe comes down on side of economy with decision to reopen Tokyo

TOKYO — Anxious about the state of Japan’s economy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe huddled with cabinet members ahead of Monday’s decision to lift the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other regions. “Let’s go with this,”...
Abe declares end to Japan’s coronavirus emergency

Abe declares end to Japan’s coronavirus emergency

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other prefectures on Monday, ending seven weeks of economic restrictions and ushering in an uncertain “new normal.” Although the country of 126...
Abe to attend if G-7 holds in-person summit

Abe to attend if G-7 holds in-person summit

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has informed the U.S., the chair of the Group of Seven nations this year, that he will attend a leaders’ meeting if it takes place in June as the White House hopes. U.S. President Donald Trump said this week that...
Abe suffers a blow as public backlash delays prosecutor bill

Abe suffers a blow as public backlash delays prosecutor bill

TOKYO — Japan’s ruling party has given up on passing controversial legislation extending the retirement age of top prosecutors during the current session in the face of mounting public opposition, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The...