Trump and Abe discuss North Korea 'menace'

2017-07-08 17:04

President Donald Trump says he and the Japanese prime minister have been discussing North Korea's recent aggression, calling the country a "problem, menace".

Japan warship to escort US supply vessel in Pacific

2017-04-30 17:31

Media reports say Japan will dispatch its biggest warship since World War II to protect a US supply ship as tensions mount in the region over North Korea.

Japan PM to visit Russia, UK amid North Korean tension

2017-04-27 06:41

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects.

Mugabe warns schoolkids against 'dozing off'

2017-04-18 06:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has been known to close his eyes in public, has told schoolchildren that they must "remember to guard against dozing off during lessons".

New rules: Japan's Abe could lead until 2021

2017-03-05 14:31

Japan's ruling party has extended term limits for its leaders, a change that gives Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a shot at becoming Japan's longest-serving post-war leader.

North Korea reportedly test fires missile, challenging US

2017-02-12 07:02

North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile in what would be its first such test of the year, and an implicit challenge to US President Donald Trump

Obama, Japan's Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbour

2016-12-27 19:48

Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the US and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbour for an historic pilgrimage to the site where the surprise attacks thrust America into World War II.

Putin, late as per usual, heads to Japan for talks

2016-12-15 11:48

Vladimir Putin's first official visit to a G-7 country since Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea is starting in somewhat customary fashion: He is arriving late

Putin, Abe seek progress on island row

2016-09-02 21:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have tried to make headway on a lingering territorial dispute as they sought to boost trade, but failed to make a breakthrough.

Japan cuts forecasts as Abe advisers urge stimulus

2016-07-13 13:34

Japan has cut its forecasts for growth and inflation as two key advisers to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged coordinated stimulus to support the ailing economy.


Japan approves contentious bill against planning crimes

2017-06-15 13:15

Japan's parliament has approved a contentious bill that makes it a crime to plan a crime.

Japan's Abe warns of 'confusion' without Brexit deal

2017-04-29 20:17

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Britain and the European Union to secure a "smooth and transparent" separation.

Japan withdraws troops from war-torn South Sudan peacekeeping mission

2017-04-18 18:08

Japan has reportedly started to withdraw its soldiers from a United Nation peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after completing its five-year mandate in the war-torn nation.

Japan to end 5-year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

2017-03-10 19:48

Japan is ending its peacekeeping mission in troubled South Sudan after five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced.

Trump's Florida estate stirs protests

2017-02-12 08:15

President Donald Trump's South Florida estate is no longer just the place where he goes to escape and he's hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend.

Abe, Obama hail reconciliation at Pearl Harbour

2016-12-28 11:29

The leaders of war-time enemies America and Japan have made a poignant joint pilgrimage to Pearl Harbour, issuing symbolic declarations about the power of reconciliation.

Putin, Abe hold talks

2016-12-15 18:36

The leaders of Russia and Japan have held talks at a hot springs resort in western Japan on a territorial dispute that has divided their countries for 70 years.

Japan ratifies Pacific trade pact that Trump plans to dump

2016-12-09 12:01

Japan's parliament ratifies TPP trade pact despite Trump's plans to withdraw

Africa, Japan partner to fight terrorism, piracy

2016-08-29 14:35

African leaders along with their Japanese counterparts have pledged to tame the rising threat of terrorism, while emphasising the importance of maritime order, as they concluded an international conference in Kenya.

Abe warns G7 leaders on risk of Lehman-scale crisis

2016-05-26 11:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has alerted G7 leaders to the risk of the world economy falling into a Lehman-like shock if policy measures aren’t taken.

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