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PM Fumio Kishida stands next to Japan's national flag at a news conference in Tokyo.

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Japan’s Russian reversal

The world has its eyes on Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to retake former Soviet territory amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But remarkably little attention has been paid to another nation from which the USSR once seized land. Hint: it’s not a part of NATO.

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Tokyo prosecutors consider summary indictment of ex-PM Abe officials: Asahi

December 04, 2020 9:47 AM

Under Japanese law, a summary indictment would mean the officials avoid a full court trial process.

Japan prosecutors seek to question ex-PM Abe in political funding case

December 04, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Prosecutors have asked Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe to report for voluntary questioning in a case they are building against his secretary over unreported political funds involving as much as 40 million yen (S$513,000), the media said yesterday.

Prosecutors building case against ex-PM Abe's secretary for failure to report funding

December 03, 2020 11:27 AM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Prosecutors are building a case against former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's secretary over failing to report a total of as much as 40 million yen (S$512, 000) in political funds, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Thursday (Dec 3).

Did Abe flout Japan election law?

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

The ghosts of an old scandal have returned to haunt former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, whose key aides are being investigated for their role in a cherry blossom party controversy.

Did Abe flout Japan election law?

November 28, 2020 9:41 PM

TOKYO - The ghosts of an old scandal have returned to haunt former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose key aides are now under a criminal probe for their role in the sakura cherry blossom party controversy.

Documents show Japan ex-PM Abe's camp subsidised backers' party

November 23, 2020 5:35 PM

Politicians in Japan are strictly forbidden to give anything to constituents that could be construed as a gift
Japan’s UN Ambassador on China: “We Cannot Completely Decouple” | GZERO Media

Japan’s UN Ambassador on China: “We cannot completely decouple”

GZERO Media caught up with Japan's Permanent Representative to the UN Kimihiro Ishikane during the 2020 UN General Assembly. In an interview with Eurasia Group Vice Chairman Gerald Butts, Ishikane talked about pandemic response, and how it has impacted the broader picture of US-China relations. Regarding a global fissure potentially caused by the world's two biggest economies, Ishikane said: "China is not like the former Soviet Union. Our system is completely intertwined, and I don't think we can completely decouple our economy and neither is that desirable." He also discussed the legacy of Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest-serving prime minister, who stepped down recently due to health complications.

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