Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a lower house budget committee session at the Japanese parliament in Tokyo on Thursday. Remarks by aides to Mr Abe about US-Japanese ties and the wartime past are giving the leader a political headache as he seeks to soothe strains with key ally Washington amid rising regional tensions.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe puts on a jersey of the Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally looks, on at Mr Abe’s office. Japanese Major League Baseball (MLB) players Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara gave the jersey to Mr Abe. Read more
Rain drops on a car window reflect a woman walking past a stock index board in Tokyo. The Nikkei stock average fell to a two-week low on Wednesday, having failed to maintain earlier gains in a choppy session, after Japan‘s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s stimulus package unveiled the previous day offered little impetus for fresh buying. The image was rotated 180 degrees.
The guard of honour is inspected before a review by Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, at the defence ministry in Tokyo, Japan
Royal Malay Regiment guards of honour stands to attention before the arrival on Thursday of Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister. at the prime minister’s office in Malaysia’s administrative capital in Putrajaya. Abe arrived for a visit to hold talks with the Malaysian leadership on bilateral and international issues. Read more
On day two of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, leaders take a walk on Tuesday in the area around the two connected lakes in Northern Ireland. From left to right, Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister, Angela Merkel, German chancellor, Vladimir Putin, Russian president, David Cameron, British prime minister, Barack Obama, US president, Francois Hollande, French president, Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister, and Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister. The leaders are meeting for talks that include the global economy and tax avoidance
Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. The meeting is to discuss bilateral co-operation and international issues, including the situation on the Korean peninsula.