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US President Donald Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom

The United States is in the middle of an expensive trade war with China in protest against Beijing`s treatment of U.S. companies, and tensions with Japan and the European Union over trade are simmering

May 25, 2019, 17:53 PM IST

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says arranging visit to China next month

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in Vladivostok after meeting Chinese leader Xi Jinping, said on Wednesday they had agreed to work towards an October visit by him to China, the latest sign of warming ties between the Asian rivals.

Sep 12, 2018, 12:41 PM IST

Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threat

He promised concrete action to respond to what he called "escalating provocations" by North Korea.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:05 PM IST

A maverick at home, Japan's Taro Kono set for softer diplomatic approach abroad

Taro Kono, 54, is the son of former chief cabinet secretary Yohei Kono, who wrote a landmark 1993 apology to "comfort women" who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels.


Aug 03, 2017, 10:50 AM IST

Taro Aso reappointed as Japanese finance minister, new foreign minister named

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also re-appointed Hiroshige Seko as trade minister, but named Taro Kono to the foreign ministry post and former defence minister Itsunori Onodera to the defence portfolio.

Aug 03, 2017, 10:39 AM IST

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to launch new cabinet after scandals

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday was set to announce new defence and foreign ministers as part of a cabinet revamp he hopes will stem a decline in public support after a series of scandals and missteps.

Aug 03, 2017, 09:49 AM IST

Ignoring OBOR, India and Japan forge ahead with joint connectivity project

India and Japan had begun a dialogue on Africa in 2010, a continent in which both have much stake. The main objective of the AAGC is to enhance growth and connectivity between Asia and Africa.

Jul 30, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor construction to start from 2018

At a joint press conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Abe said the designing of the project will begin by the end of this year.

Nov 11, 2016, 22:29 PM IST

Japan PM Shinzo Abe wins landslide in Upper House election

Voters have also expressed misgivings about his cherished dream of making changes to the country's constitution, imposed by the US after Japan's defeat in World War II and which prohibits it from waging war.

Jul 10, 2016, 22:26 PM IST

Japan's ruling bloc wins landslide in upper house election: Exit polls

Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito would take between 67 to 76 of the 121 seats - half the chamber - available in the election, up from 59 previously, NHK said.

Jul 10, 2016, 17:53 PM IST

G7 warns against manipulating currencies, amid policy split

G7 ministers warned Saturday against members manipulating their currencies, coming down against host Japan whose plans to tame the resurgent yen ignited a policy split in the club of rich nations.

May 21, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's India visit begins today; Rs 98,000 crore bullet train deal to be signed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to sign a deal with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo on the country’s first bullet train, with Tokyo financing the bulk of the high-speed rail project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad through a Rs 98,000 crore loan.

Dec 11, 2015, 01:31 AM IST

South Korea, Japan start summit after three-year hiatus

 South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started their first-ever summit meeting in Seoul on Monday after an extended diplomatic freeze.

Nov 02, 2015, 09:31 AM IST

Japanese PM invites Narendra Modi

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has invited Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to continue with the annual summit meetings to work closely towards further development of the Indo-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership.

May 20, 2014, 22:09 PM IST