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Japan emperor's Vietnam visit a sign of improved ties

Many Vietnamese women married to Japanese soldiers, Xuan's family was split up, victimized by the stormy relationship between the countries.

World's first robot table tennis tutor in Japan sets Guinness World Record

World's first robot table tennis tutor in Japan sets Guinness World Record

FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonised aUtomation with Sinic Theoretics) has officially been given the Guinness title for its unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities.

Japan man to stand trial over killing spree: Media

A man will stand trial over the brutal stabbing deaths of 19 people at a disability centre in Japan last year -- the nation`s bloodiest crime in decades -- media reported Friday. 

US pledges nuclear defence for Japan, S Korea after N Korea missile launch

"The United States remains steadfast in its defence commitments to its allies," Tillerson said in a joint statement after meeting the foreign ministers in Bonn.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says he sought common goals, not differences with Donald Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he stressed common goals, not differences, during his weekend meetings with US President Donald Trump, whom he called a "good listener."

With eye on China, India and Japan vow to work as 'stabiliser' in Asia-Pacific

With eye on China, India and Japan vow to work as 'stabiliser' in Asia-Pacific

Hailing India-Japan ties, Rijiju said that both countries should go beyond their immediate oceanic limits to serve the interests of the whole world.

China upset at disputed islands mention in Japan-US meeting

China upset at disputed islands mention in Japan-US meeting

The United States and Japan should watch what they say and do and stop making the wrong comments, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

North Korea says new nuclear-capable missile test successful

North Korea says new nuclear-capable missile test successful

A news agency said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of the Pukguksong-2, a new type of strategic weapon capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
 

US, Japan angry as Pyongyang test-fires ballistic missile

North Korea on Sunday fired a ballistic missile into its eastern waters, with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denouncing it.

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe pledge to strengthen US-Japan strategic ties

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe pledge to strengthen US-Japan strategic ties

President Donald Trump has pledged close security and economic cooperation with Japan as he described the US-Japan alliance as the "cornerstone" of peace and stability in the Pacific region, a day after patching up with an assertive China over the Taiwan issue.

Japan's Shinzo Abe to propose new cabinet level talks with United States

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose new cabinet level US-Japan talks on trade, security and macroeconomic issues, including currencies, when he meets US President

Angela Merkel says EU must seek trade deals elsewhere if no joy with United States

Angela Merkel says EU must seek trade deals elsewhere if no joy with United States

The European Union will have to press ahead quickly to secure trade deals with other countries if it does not reach an agreement with President Donald Trump`s new U.S. administration.

Donald Trump's policies cause great uncertainty in Japan's central bank

Donald Trump's policies cause great uncertainty in Japan's central bank

The economic policies of US President Donald Trump are generating a lot of uncertainty in the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Committee, according to the minutes of its last meeting published on Wednesday.

Japan logs biggest current account surplus since 2007

Japan logs biggest current account surplus since 2007

Japan`s current account surplus was 1.11 trillion yen in December, a seventh straight month of annual increases.

Donald Trump invites Japan's PM Abe to Mar-a-Largo for weekend

US President Donald Trump has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to his private residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida over the weekend, the White House said on Wednesday.

Japanese man charged with human trafficking from Cambodia

A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged a Japanese man with human trafficking for allegedly recruiting 10 Cambodian women to work in Tokyo where they were forced into sex trade.

Japan resumes work on controversial US base on Okinawa

The Japanese government today resumed work on building a controversial US airbase on Okinawa island

China ships sail near disputed isles after James Mattis visit: Japan

Japan said Chinese coast guard vessels sailed Monday into its territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, days after the new US defence chief vowed to defend Tokyo`s control of them.

North Korea nuclear attack would trigger `overwhelming` response: Mattis

North Korea nuclear attack would trigger `overwhelming` response: Mattis

North Korea carried out two atomic tests and a series of missile launches last year, and casts a heavy security shadow over the region.
 

Pentagon chief James Mattis seeks to underscore alliances with Japan, South Korea

New Pentagon chief James Mattis on Wednesday heads to South Korea and Japan, where he will seek to reassure the key US allies about American security commitments in the region.