October 25, 2018 | 09:25
Japan's Shinzo Abe is due to arrive in China Thursday, the first visit to the Asian giant by a Japanese prime minister since relations between the two countries soured six years ago over a territorial row.
October 12, 2018 | 15:44
Shinzo Abe will pay the first visit to China by a Japanese prime minister since 2011 later this month, Beijing announced Friday (Oct 12), in the latest sign of warming ties between the rivals.
September 21, 2018 | 10:27
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday (Sep 20), setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution.
September 13, 2018 | 11:19
President Vladimir Putin suggested Wednesday (Sep 12) Russia and Japan sign a peace deal "without any preconditions" by the end of the year, a historic proposal to try to solve a territorial dispute after decades of deadlock.
July 21, 2018 | 09:58
Japan on Friday (Jul 20) enacted a controversial law to allow casinos that the government says will boost tourism and growth but was bitterly opposed by the opposition.
July 11, 2018 | 11:09
The toll in record rains that have devastated parts of Japan has risen to 179, the government's top spokesman said Wednesday (Jul 11).
June 16, 2018 | 16:50
Donald Trump threatened Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week's acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report on Friday (Jun 15).
June 08, 2018 | 10:00
Japan is drawing up plans requiring all senior government bureaucrats to undergo anti-sexual harassment training, an official said Thursday (Jun 7), after a scandal involving a top finance ministry employee.
June 08, 2018 | 08:26
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday held out the prospect of inviting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House if he deemed next week's summit a success while also signalling he was willing to walk away if he thought talks did not go well.
June 04, 2018 | 16:35
US-imposed trade tariffs on its close allies could have a "grave impact" on ties and the world trading system, the Japanese government said Monday (Jun 4), describing the situation as "extremely deplorable".
May 30, 2018 | 15:57
TOKYO-President Tran Dai Quang kicked off his State visit to Japan on Tuesday afternoon with a visit to Gunma prefecture, where about 7,000 Vietnamese people are living.
May 29, 2018 | 08:14
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on Monday (May 28) that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programme, the White House said.
May 03, 2018 | 09:30
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday (May 2) and voiced hope for increased Japanese investment in Israel.
May 02, 2018 | 09:00
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday (May 1) his country would not move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, official media reported, two weeks before the United States completes its controversial relocation.
April 19, 2018 | 08:55
US President Donald Trump issued a blunt face-to-face challenge to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in full view of the cameras on Wednesday (Apr 18), demanding more favourable terms on trade.