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Japan is the UK's 11th largest export market with the value of trade between the two countries reaching £29 billion (€32 billion) in 2018.
Long seen as Abe's right-hand man, Suga has promised to pursue his predecessor's unfinished policies and prioritise fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week damaged buildings and caused blackouts in nearly half a million homes.
It brought heavy storm surges and winds of over 160km/h.
Japanese authorities have rescued a second survivor as they race to find dozens of missing sailors from a cargo ship that sank in a typhoon.
Japanese rescuers are searching for a livestock ship with 42 crew members on board that a survivor said sank during rough weather a day earlier off a southern Japanese island.
With audiences and performers already dwindling even before the pandemic, some in the industry of traditional Japanese Noh play fear the virus may sound the death knell for an art considered one of the oldest extant theatre forms in the world.
Warnings issued for the area around Okinawa, home to US military bases, described gusts strong enough to cause some homes to collapse and extremely high tides.
Japanese 3D technology is helping to fight COVID‐19. A doctor at Niigata Hospital has developed a ventilator you can make with a 3D printer and a scientist at Asukanet Co. has created a touchless 3D screen.
The Japanese prime minister's spokespeople said that it was a routine check-up.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito expressed “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions, pledging to reflect on the war's events and expressing hope that the tragedy would never be repeated.
People in Japan are taking a moment to pause and remember the victims of the catastrophic event.
The coronavirus pandemic might have left many restaurants empty, but one establishment in Tokyo is relying on some model customers to enforce social distancing
The Ghana-based Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, established more than four decades ago, is yet again stepping up its efforts to fight disease in West Africa as part of its international collaborative research programme.
Universal Studios in Osaka began reopening in June but only to people living in the local region. Now anyone can visit, including people from the capital Tokyo, where coronavirus cases have been rising.
Japan has accused China of "disinformation" about the coronavirus and expressed "deep concern" about its claims in the South China Sea and the disputed Senkaku islands.