Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida replaces Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year since taking office last September.
Analysts said fears the damage from a property bust in China could ripple worldwide were drawing on memories of past financial crises such as the bursting of the Japanese 'bubble.
Japan's Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the deal elevates their defense partnership “to a new level” and that Japan and Vietnam plan to deepen defense ties through multinational joint exercises and other means.
Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge of COVID-19 measures, told NHK public television's weekly talk show Sunday that about 60 per cent of the population is expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of September, on par with current levels in Europe.
Despite the prolonged emergency, the largely voluntary measures have become less effective as the exhausted public increasingly ignores them.
Japan is set to further extend the state of emergency in Tokyo and nearly 20 other areas until the end of September as the healthcare systems are heavily strained, though COVID19 infections have slowed slightly.
Japan is seeking to expand its military cooperation beyond its traditional alliance with the United States as China's navy expands and increasingly presses its territorial claims.
These were unprecedented Olympics and Paralympics, postponed for a year and marked by footnotes and asterisks. The final act came Sunday (September 5)
To put things in perspective, at the 2016 Rio Games, India had 19 athletes across five disciplines with four returning with medals in the end
On Sunday, Suhas became the first ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics
Krishna Nagar defeated Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17, in the final
Suhas Yathiraj, 38, produced an entertaining performance before narrowly going down 21-15, 17-21, 15-21, to two-time world champion Mazur in a 62-minute summit clash
India won a record 19 medals, including five gold, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Catch highlights here
With badminton making its debut at the Paralympics this year, Bhagat, the current world No. 1, thus became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the sport
Suhas Yathiraj, 38-year-old district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida), will script history as the first-ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics
Manish Narwal, 19, smashed the Paralympic record to clinch India's third gold, while Adhana bagged the silver in 50m Pistol final
Suhas Yathiraj, Pramod Bhagat, and Krishna Nagar sailed into the men's singles finals of the badminton event in their respective classifications.Bhagat plays his final today
Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim gold while Adana, who had won the bronze in the 10m air pistol, added a silver to his kitty
Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.PTI Photo
Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.PTI Photo
Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.PTI Photo
People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.PTI Photo
BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates