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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe postpones his India trip amid ongoing violent protest in northeastern state of Assam over the much-talked-about Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament, paving the way for a snap election that is expected to be held Oct. 22.

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  • PM Sheikh Hasina with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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    In a move that saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nationalist government facing the stiffest resistance from pacifists and opposition parliamentarians alike, the Japanese Diet (Parliament) last week voted into law a bill that will allow Japan to deploy its military in combat roles beyond its territorial boundaries for the first time in seven decades.

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe expresses 'profound grief' for WW2

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expresses "profound grief" over his country's actions in World War Two.

  • Abeconomics

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    Shinzo Abe much heralded economic policy, dubbed as “Abenomics” by his enthusiastic supporters, had been able to lift the Nikkei to an all-time high in the last one-and-half decades. However, purses of the majority of the Japanese people still remain very tight.