Mahathir urges US to talk with China, accept its greatness

Tech 05/29/19, 23:48

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is calling for talks to resolve ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing and is urging the world to accept China's technological prowess.Mahathir says the U.S. cannot expect to always be at the top in technology, and countries need to talk to deal with a ...

Deadly knife attack near Tokyo raises alarm on child safety

World 05/29/19, 02:23

A deadly knife attack on a group of mostly schoolgirls near Tokyo this week raised concerns Wednesday over the safety of schoolchildren in Japan, a country known for its low crime rate and where children usually walk to school on their own or in groups.Officials say the knife-brandishing man ran ...

Bangladeshi leader visits Japan to talk economy, partnership

Asia & Pacific 05/28/19, 23:28

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is wooing Japan for aid, trade and investment in a visit that highlights cordial relations with the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Hasina, who is beginning a third consecutive five-year term, arrived late Tuesday and is set to meet Abe and hold a joint news ...

President Trump’s four day visit to Japan an eyeful

U.S. 05/28/19, 13:46

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wrapped up their four-day visit to Japan on May 27. The president's visit to Japan was meant to advance the U.S.'s partnership with Japan, in joint efforts to work toward a new era of global cooperation and shared prosperity, according to ...

Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan’s new monarch

U.S. 05/26/19, 19:27

President Donald Trump is at Japan's Imperial Palace meeting the new monarch. The president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump are kicking off Monday's formal visit with handshakes and greetings with Naruhito and his wife Masako. President Trump is the first world leader to be meet Naruhito, who ascended to the ...

Trump watches sumo, but it’s not just a sport in Japan

U.S. 05/26/19, 08:37

President Donald Trump watched sumo wrestling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, May 26, becoming the first American leader to do so. Trump, who is on a four-day state visit to Japan, presented a huge custom-made trophy to the winner. Some key facts about sumo, which is deeply tied ...

Update: Trump tamps down expectations of US-Japan deal

Politics 05/25/19, 19:27

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is tamping down expectations that he'll make significant headway on trade talks during his trip to Japan. Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts tweets that Trump called him Sunday morning in Tokyo and told him ...

President Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

Politics 05/25/19, 18:08

President Donald Trump is downplaying recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him. Trump says, "North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me." That message appears to contradict Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, ...

Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 03:31

Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit. Offering high honors, golf, and the chance to present a "Trump Cup" at a sumo wrestling ...

Japan wrestling with Trump going to sumo during state visit

Politics 05/21/19, 03:11

Plans for U.S. President Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for organizers. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is eager to have Trump and his wife Melania attend a tournament May 26 and hand over a trophy to ...

Japan’s economy expanded for 2nd straight quarter

Business 05/19/19, 19:51

The Japanese government says the economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion. The Cabinet Office said Monday seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product, the total value of a nation's goods and services, grew 0.5% in the January-March period from ...

Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit

Asia & Pacific 05/17/19, 06:03

Japan and China have agreed to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since coming to power in 2013.China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday that the timing is appropriate for the two ...

Perdue barbecues to sell Japanese on buying more US beef

Business 05/13/19, 02:49

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has picked up his barbeque tongs to convey his message to Japan: Buy more American beef. Perdue said Monday that as a top consumer of U.S. beef, Japan should treat the U.S. fairly. He said he hoped President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Trump, Japanese leader cap visit with golf outing

Politics 04/27/19, 10:07

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shared their love of golf on a sunny, windy Saturday at the president's northern Virginia course. Trump said on the eve of their outing they'd play a quick round at a "beautiful" place before he goes to Wisconsin for a rally. Meantime Melania ...

President Trump upbeat on potential for US-Japan trade deal

Politics 04/26/19, 23:34

President Donald Trump expressed confidence Friday that a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Japan can be reached quickly despite ongoing differences over tariffs as he opened talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House. Abe is the rare world leader who has managed to develop a personal ...

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