Japanese voted Sunday in the shadow of the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe that brought heightened security as party leaders avoided mingling with crowds and delivered messages of upholding democracy and free speech during campaigning the day before.
Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar faces from predecessor Abe Shinzo's lineup.
Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry wished good health for Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, who officially resigned on Friday due to his physical condition, praising his efforts to promote Tehran-Tokyo relations.
Japan’s government announced a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package last week including cash payouts of 300,000 yen ($2,800), but only for households whose income is judged to have been hit by the coronavirus.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo warned that military confrontation with Iran will affect global peace and stability, as he visited the Middle East in the hope of easing tensions spiked by the recent US assassination of a top Iranian general.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Monday that Tokyo is in discussions about a visit to Japan by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this month, an attempt to try to resolve Iran's nuclear impasse with the United States.
Japan is considering offering medical aid to Iran when Prime Minister Abe Shinzo meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly later this month, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said on Friday he plans to do everything he can to ease tensions in the Middle East and wants to talk with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session that starts in September.
Japan wants to make every effort to reduce tension between the United States and Iran before responding to an expected US request to send its navy to guard strategic waters off Iran, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.