Pence in Japan to discuss trade, N. Korea before summits

World 11/12/18, 07:06

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. Pence is expected to also discuss China's growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet Tuesday, officials said. During ...

Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

Politics 11/08/18, 01:10

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan next week to discuss North Korea and other issues ahead of two key regional meetings.Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials during his visit on Monday and ...

Japan to provide loan to help Malaysia battle debt problem

World 11/06/18, 07:03

The leaders of Malaysia and Japan agreed Tuesday that Japan will issue yen-denominated bonds of up to 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion) to help the Southeast Asian country battle its large government debt.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan also will provide loans to help Malaysia in areas such as ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 11/02/18, 02:44

A Lion Air plane crashed into the Java Sea on Monday, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, and a massive search effort has found personal items and parts of the plane in the water. Relatives of the 189 people on board have submitted DNA for testing to identify their ...

S. Korea’s Moon: N. Korean leader Kim to visit Seoul ‘soon’

World 10/31/18, 22:11

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons.During a speech before parliament, Moon said that a second North Korea-U.S. summit is "near at ...

Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties

World 10/29/18, 10:01

The leaders of Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their cooperation in defense, trade and a range or other areas amid China's growing influence in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, said they are expanding ammunition sales and high-level defense talks and ...

Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries

Business 10/28/18, 01:51

The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center right, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center left, walk together at a hotel garden in Yamanakako village, Yamanashi prefecture, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News ...

China, Japan show united front on ‘free and fair’ trade

Asia & Pacific 10/26/18, 07:26

China and Japan have displayed a united front on "free and fair" trade as leaders of Asia's two biggest economies met in Beijing.After meeting with President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that the two countries needed to take "to a new level" a free and fair ...

Abe’s Beijing visit underscores warming China-Japan ties

World 10/26/18, 01:07

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has held a second meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang during the first formal visit to Beijing by a Japanese leader in nearly seven years.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, is shown the way by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as he arrives to a welcome ...

Japan’s Abe in China as 2 nations try to mend ties

Asia & Pacific 10/25/18, 02:28

It's taken nearly seven years, but a Japanese leader is making an official visit to China for bilateral talks for the first time since late 2011.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Beijing on Thursday as both countries try to repair ties that have been riven by disputes over territory, military ...

Abe vows to bolster ties with China day before Beijing trip

World 10/23/18, 22:19

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to bolster cooperation and friendship between his country and China in a key policy speech the day before he makes the first trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years.Abe said Japan and China are both responsible for the region's peace ...

Japan awaits ID confirmation of reporter freed from Syria

World 10/23/18, 20:03

Japan was anxiously awaiting confirmation Wednesday that a man freed from Syria is a freelance journalist kidnapped three years ago.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters he was relieved by the news and is anxious to get the man's identify confirmed. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has said the man is ...

French, Japanese leaders to discuss case of missing tourist

Europe 10/17/18, 10:49

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to discuss with Japan's prime minister the case of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan in July.As Macron was greeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Paris, the sister of Tiphaine Veron asked the French leader about the ...

Update: Pompeo seeks allied unity in dealing with NKorea

Asia & Pacific 10/06/18, 19:28

The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his visit to Asia (all times local):7:15 a.m.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono, right, walk to attend a meeting at Kono's office in Tokyo Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Pompeo has arrived in Tokyo ...

Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang

World 10/06/18, 00:49

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Tokyo for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea.Pompeo is under pressure to make progress on convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks a second summit with leader Kim Jong Un.U.S. Secretary ...

Japan’s PM reshuffles Cabinet; foreign, trade ministers stay

World 10/02/18, 03:28

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his Cabinet following his re-election as president of the ruling party, retaining key diplomatic and economy posts as Japan tackles tough trade talks with the U.S.Japan's newly appointed Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. ...

Update: Japanese prime minister lauds Nobel winner

Texas 10/01/18, 08:16

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):1:15 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo of Japan.Abe called into a news conference that Honjo was speaking at on Monday after the immunologist won the 2018 medicine prize.Japan's leader said over a ...

Syria, North Korea to have their say at UN gathering

World 09/29/18, 04:07

Two of the planet's most troubled hot spots are sending envoys to have their say before the world on Saturday. North Korea and Syria, places of international concern that spill trouble beyond national borders, are to appear before the U.N. General Assembly at a time when both countries could be on ...

US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement

World 09/26/18, 16:56

The United States and Japan announced Wednesday they will open negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement between the world's first- and third-largest economies.It's a significant shift by Tokyo which has been a strong advocate of a multi-nation trans-Pacific trade pact that President Donald Trump withdrew from soon after taking office.Trump ...

Asian shares track mixed finish on Wall Street over tariffs

Business 09/20/18, 03:15

Asian shares are mixed, trading in a narrow range Thursday after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods drew a muted reaction on Wall Street.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was less than 0.1 percent higher at 23,674.93 after the ruling Liberal ...

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