Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

By Linda Sieg and Leika Kihara TOKYO, Sept 20 : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and to try to cement his legacy, including by revision of the country’s pacifist, post-war constitution. If Abe, who quit abruptly after a troubled […]

Japan’s Abe to face Trump trade challenge after likely win in party vote

By Linda Sieg and Leika Kihara TOKYO, Sep 20 : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was expected to win a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the pacifist constitution. First, however, he must confront the immediate challenge of […]