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Fujifilm COVID-19 drug research spills into June, dashing hopes of quick approval

Fujifilm COVID-19 drug research spills into June, dashing hopes of quick approval

Fujifilm Holdings Corp will continue research on Avigan into June, Japan's government said on Tuesday, effectively dashing hopes by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the drug would be approved as a Covid-19 treatment this month.

Japan PM criticised as tone deaf after lounge-at-home Twitter video

Japan PM criticised as tone deaf after lounge-at-home Twitter video

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday prompted an angry response from some Twitter users after sharing a video of himself lounging on a sofa with his dog

Japan briefs Iran on plan to send forces to Middle East

Japan briefs Iran on plan to send forces to Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday briefed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyo's plan to send naval forces to the Middle East to protect Japanese vessels

Clashes erupt in Delhi over citizenship law; Japan PM cancels visit

Clashes erupt in Delhi over citizenship law; Japan PM cancels visit

Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and hundreds of university students on Friday over the enactment of a new citizenship law that critics say undermines India's secular foundations.

N. Korea blasts Japan's Abe, warns of 'real ballistic missile'

N. Korea blasts Japan's Abe, warns of 'real ballistic missile'

North Korea on Saturday warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he could soon see a "real ballistic missile" while excoriating him as the "most stupid man ever known in history".

Japan's ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get two-third, says exit poll

Japan's ruling bloc set for upper house majority, may get two-third, says exit poll

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is set to keep a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday and with allies could seal the two-thirds majority

Qatar and Japan agree to step up strategic alliance

Qatar and Japan agree to step up strategic alliance

Qatar-Japan bilateral relations are poised to become stronger after the two countries issued a joint declaration and signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Shinzo Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.6-magnitude jolt has left houses tilted and roads cracked.

Japan's Abe seeks fresh term as party leader

Japan's Abe seeks fresh term as party leader

Shinzo Abe is expected to be re-elected head of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party easily, with the vast majority of lawmakers behind him.

Japanese emperor expresses World War II 'remorse'

Japanese emperor expresses World War II 'remorse'

The carefully choreographed annual ceremony is the last Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko will attend before the emperor abdicates in April.

Japanese PM on track for extended term despite rival's bid

Japanese PM on track for extended term despite rival's bid

Shigeru Ishiba, 61, announced his candidacy on Friday for a Liberal Democratic Party presidential election expected on September 20.

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

The toll from the record rainfall has continued to rise, as rescue workers dig through the debris and find the remains of dozens of people reported missing.