Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe announces resignation over health issues

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, announced his resignation because of poor health on Friday, ending a stint at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy in which he sought to revive growth and bolster its defences. “I have decided that I will step down as prime minister, with the belief that I cannot… Read More Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe announces resignation over health issues

Japan declares state of emergency, rolls out nearly $1trillion stimulus package

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight coronavirus infections in major population centres and rolled out a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package to soften the economic blow. The state of emergency, giving authorities more power to press people to stay at home and businesses to close, will last… Read More Japan declares state of emergency, rolls out nearly $1trillion stimulus package