Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

Politics 02/15/19, 15:09

Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a dialogue with the reclusive country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "gave me the most beautiful copy ...

Japan’s Abe vows to resolve territorial dispute with Russia

Europe 02/07/19, 01:25

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to take a "step-by-step" approach in resolving a territorial dispute with Russia left over from World War II.Abe told a rally of former residents of the islands and their supporters Thursday that settling the conflict over four islands north of Hokkaido that are ...

Japan finance minister Aso sorry for criticizing childless

World 02/05/19, 02:13

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has reluctantly apologized for saying childless people are to blame for the country's rising social security costs and its aging and declining population."If it made some people feel uncomfortable, I apologize," Aso said Tuesday after drawing complaints over a comment he made during the weekend ...

Japan, Germany want to curb Brexit’s global economic impact

Europe 02/04/19, 08:52

The leaders of Germany and Japan said Monday they will try to minimize the global economic impact from Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union and pledged to defend free trade in the face of rising protectionism.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Britain to ...

Leaders including Merkel and Abe take to main Davos stage

Europe 01/23/19, 05:18

Several high-profile leaders, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will address the World Economic Forum on Wednesday amid a wider debate of the merits of populist nationalism versus global cooperation. Abe and Merkel, who lead the third and fourth largest economies in the world, represent internationally-minded ...

Russian and Japanese leaders talk about territorial dispute

Europe 01/22/19, 07:17

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for talks Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin focusing on a decades-long territorial dispute between the two nations.The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days of World War II. Japan asserts territorial rights to the islands, which it ...

Brazil’s nationalist leader to address Davos globalist crowd

Europe 01/22/19, 05:55

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will headline the first full day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with a speech to political and business leaders. The nationalist leader is attending an event that has long represented business's interest in increasing ties across borders. But globalism is in retreat as populist ...

German, Japanese leaders to attend Davos as Trump sits out

Europe 01/15/19, 12:09

World Economic Forum executives say government leaders like Germany's Angela Merkel, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shinzo Abe of Japan will be among those attending its annual Davos event. Forum executives offered a preview Tuesday of the Jan. 22-26 gathering of political, business, cultural, academic and other elites, with founder Klaus Schwab ...

Russian, Japanese foreign ministers discuss disputed islands

World 01/14/19, 05:33

The foreign Ministers of Russia and Japan are holding talks about disputed Pacific islands.The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days of World War II. Japan asserts territorial rights to the islands, which it calls the Northern Territories, and the dispute has kept both countries ...

Shinzo Abe says Japan hopes UK will avoid no-deal Brexit

Europe 01/10/19, 12:54

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged British lawmakers to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, saying "the whole world" wants Britain to avoid leaving the European Union without a deal, to ensure trade continues smoothly.Abe's words, on a visit to London Thursday, were a boost to May, who ...

Russia irked by Japanese statements on long-disputed islands

Europe 01/09/19, 12:24

Russia's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the Japanese ambassador over recent statements from Tokyo about disputed Pacific islands.The Soviet Union took the four southernmost Kuril Islands during the final days of World War II. Japan asserts territorial rights to the islands, which it calls the Northern Territories.The decades-long dispute ...

Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

World 12/13/18, 22:38

Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition.Construction workers started dumping a truckload of sediment into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa's east coast to build a runway for a Marine Corps ...

Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor

World 12/07/18, 05:53

Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens.Lawmakers were due to vote late Friday on a government proposal to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that ...

Japanese prince wants royals to fund Shinto rite, not public

World 11/30/18, 02:23

Japan's Prince Akishino says a highly religious ritual that is part of next year's succession ceremonies should be covered privately by the imperial family, questioning the government's decision to use public money.In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo provided by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Japan's Prince Akishino and ...

IOC’s Bach and Abe make brief visit to Fukushima region

Baseball 11/24/18, 05:55

IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a quick trip Saturday to the region northeast of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami that destroyed three nuclear reactors.The Fukushima region will hold baseball and softball games during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The visit was ...

Japanese PM Abe lays wreath in Australia city bombed in WWII

World 11/16/18, 03:04

Shinzo Abe has become the first prime minister of Japan to visit Darwin since the northern Australian city was bombed by Japanese forces in World War II.Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center back, lays a wreath along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, center forward, at the Cenotaph War Memorial ...

Putin: Japan may review Soviet proposal on disputed islands

Europe 11/15/18, 05:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signaled readiness to discuss a Soviet-era proposal on settling a decades-old territorial dispute.Putin said that during their meeting Wednesday on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Singapore, Abe said that Tokyo could resume discussions ...

Japan’s Abe, Pence to visit Australia amid China concerns

World 11/13/18, 23:55

Regional security and the strengthening of ties with Japan and the U.S. will be high on the agenda for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison when he meets leaders from both countries amid continuing concerns about the growing influence of China in the Asia-Pacific. Morrison will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on ...

Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

Politics 11/12/18, 21:54

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss bilateral trade and to touch base on their policies on North Korea as the two sides tried to showcase alliance ahead of key regional summits this week.U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, meets Japanese Prime Minister ...

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