Abe Pledges More Efforts For 2011 Quake Recovery

Abe pledges more efforts for 2011 quake recovery

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will secure funds necessary to implement reconstruction projects in areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Abe made the remark on Tuesday, at a joint meeting between the reconstruction taskforce and the nuclear disaster taskforce. His instruction comes one day before the ninth anniversary of the disaster in northeastern Japan.

Abe: Govt. To Implement Stimulus Measures

Abe: Govt. to implement stimulus measures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will implement a number of economic and fiscal policies to prop up the nation's economy.

He said they include the steady implementation of comprehensive stimulus measures worth 26 trillion yen, or about 250 billion dollars.

Abe To Note Impact On Rights If Emergency Declared

Abe to note impact on rights if emergency declared

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will fully consider the possible impact on individual rights if a state of emergency is declared over the coronavirus outbreak.

Abe was speaking on Monday at an Upper House committee that is discussing a bill that would allow the prime minister to declare a state of emergency.

Abe Tells Officials To Gather Info On N.k. Launch

Abe tells officials to gather info on N.K. launch

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed government officials to gather and analyze information on North Korea's launch of projectiles on Monday morning.

The prime minister has instructed them to provide information to the public quickly and appropriately.

Abe Visits Fukushima Ahead Of 9th Anniversary

Abe visits Fukushima ahead of 9th anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited disaster-hit towns in Fukushima on Saturday ahead of the ninth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

Abe laid flowers and offered silent prayers to the victims of the disaster at a cemetery in Namie Town on the Pacifc coast that morning.

Abe Wants Option To Call State Of Emergency

Abe wants option to call state of emergency

Japan's government is ramping up its battle against the coronavirus. The prime minister wants opposition leaders to back plans allowing him to declare a state of emergency should that become necessary.

This comes as the number of infections reported in the nation climbs above 1,000... including over 700 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Abe Seeks Opposition Support On Virus Response Law

Abe seeks opposition support on virus response law

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought opposition parties' cooperation to enact legislation that would enable him to declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus spreads further.

Abe met leaders of the five opposition parties individually on Wednesday, and asked them to cooperate in passing the legislation through the Diet as soon as possible.

Abe Seeks Understanding For School Closure Request

Abe seeks understanding for school closure request

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked for understanding regarding the government's request to temporarily close schools around the country.

He made the remarks in a news conference on Saturday to explain his commitment to containing the spread of the new coronavirus.

Abe Promises Support For Parents' Inconvenience

Abe promises support for parents' inconvenience

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked for understanding for the government's request to shut down schools around the country, and promised financial and other support for parents who are inconvenienced.

Abe held a news conference on Saturday to explain his commitment to containing the spread of the new coronavirus, following his government's request for school closures.

Abe To Explain School Closure Plan

Abe to explain school closure plan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference on Saturday to explain his plan to shut down schools across the country in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Japanese government on Friday asked elementary, junior, senior high and other schools to close from Monday until the spring holidays in late March.

Abe To Push Forward With School Closures

Abe to push forward with school closures

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will push forward with its plan to temporarily close schools and will not hesitate to take the necessary steps to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

The government decided on Thursday to request the closure of all elementary, junior and senior high schools and schools for students with special needs from Monday.

Abe To Ask All Schools To Close During March

Abe to ask all schools to close during March

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the government is planning to ask all elementary, junior and senior high schools and special support schools in the country to shut down from Monday, until the start of the spring holidays, in a bid to reduce the risk of students catching the new coronavirus.

Abe unveiled the plan on Thursday at a meeting of the government's taskforce on the coronavirus outbreak.

Abe To Ask All Schools To Temporarily Close

Abe to ask all schools to temporarily close

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will ask all elementary and high schools across the country to temporarily close beginning Monday.

The development comes after a man in his 80s who was infected with the new coronavirus died in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido. Fifteen new cases of infection were reported there on Thursday.

Japan Pm Abe Proposes Cutback On Major Events

Japan PM Abe proposes cutback on major events

The Japanese government is pressing the pause button on a variety of sport and cultural events to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Nearly 900 people have been confirmed infected. More than 700 of those cases emerged in a quarantined cruise ship docked near Tokyo.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday, "Now is the crucial time to contain the spread of the virus at an early date."