Shinzo Abe

  1. Map of Japan

    Provides an overview of Japan, including key events and facts about this earthquake-prone country on the western rim of the Pacific.

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  2. Yoshihide Suga to succeed Japan's ailing PM Shinzo Abe

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    Video caption: Yoshihide Suga wins election to succeed long-serving PM Shinzo Abe

    Yoshihide Suga wins election to succeed long-serving PM Shinzo Abe.

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    Video caption: Shinzo Abe: 'I apologise to the people of Japan'

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has announces his resignation for health reasons.

  4. Japan calms Asian markets after Black Monday falls

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    Japanese shares recovered on Tuesday following comments made by prime minister Shinzo Abe to work closely with its central bank.

    "Markets are making nervous movements amid uncertainty over the global economic outlook," Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday.

    PM Abe's comments put pressure on the Bank of Japan to act on a pledge it made last week to support markets. Having fallen 5% on "Black Monday", Japan's benchmark index, the Nikkei 225, recovered to close the session 0.9% higher.

    It had started the trading session more than 3% down but bounced back following Mr Abe's comments.