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Climate activists urge Japan to stop financing coal in Matarbari

Climate activists across the globe urged Japan’s new prime minister Yoshihide Suga’s administration to stop building coal power projects in Bangladesh saying it would worsen the country’s climate ...

Climate activists urge Japan to stop financing coal in Matarbari

Sheikh Hasina greets Japan's new prime minister

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday extended her heartiest congratulations to Yoshihide Suga on his appointment as the prime minister of Japan, saying that she is looking forward to working in a ...

A combination of pictures shows Bangladesh's prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga

‘Bangladesh must make use of Bay of Bengal’s increasing importance’

Webinar focuses on the importance of the Bay of Bengal’s growing political, environmental and regional importance for Bangladesh in the post COVID-19 world

Participants at a webinar on the growing importance of the Bay of Bengal

Japan's Suga to formally take up PM job, announce cabinet

Japanese ruling party president Yoshihide Suga was poised to become the nation's next prime minister on Wednesday, pulling together a "continuity" cabinet, about half of which will not change from ...

Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga looks on during ballot-casting at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo, Japan, 14 September 2020.

Japan commits $165m to WHO’s global coronavirus vaccine programme

Japan said on Tuesday it has committed 17.2 billion yen ($165 million) in funds for its participation in the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 vaccine programme

Scientists in Britain began clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday as other vaccine developers across Europe also stepped up work on experimental shots against the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Japan’s Suga elected as successor to PM Shinzo Abe in party vote

Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga, a loyal aide to outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe, won a landslide victory in a ruling party leadership election on Monday, paving the way for him to ...

Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga presents Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with flowers after Suga was elected as new head of the ruling party at the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) leadership election in Tokyo, Japan 14 September 2020

Japan's Suga poised to win party race, headed for premiership

Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga, a longtime loyal aide of outgoing prime minister Shinzo Abe, was poised to win a ruling party leadership election on Monday, virtually ensuring that ...

Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga gestures during his regular news conference at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 14 September 2020.

Who are the candidates to replace Japan PM Abe?

Japan’s ruling party said Wednesday it will vote September 14 on a replacement for outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is stepping down for health reasons

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visits the Japan House to greet his country's Olympic athletes and delegates, in Rio de Janeiro on 21 August 2016

Japan amusement park closes after 94 years to make way for Harry Potter

A popular Tokyo amusement park on Monday closed its doors for the last time after being in business for more than nine decades, with part of the site set to make way for a "Harry Potter" theme park.

Kieko Uchida poses for a photograph with her husband and daughters against the backdrop of cherry blossoms in full bloom at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout photo taken 8 April 2000 and released by Kieko Uchida, obtained by Reuters on 29 August 2020.

Japan former foreign minister Kishida announces candidacy to succeed PM Abe

Former Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida officially announced on Tuesday that he would run for a ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) election to choose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's successor.

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visits the Japan House to greet his country's Olympic athletes and delegates, in Rio de Janeiro on 21 August 2016
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