Japan, Indonesia Agree To Arrange 2-plus-2 Talks

Japan, Indonesia agree to arrange 2-plus-2 talks

The foreign ministers of Japan and Indonesia have agreed to expedite preparations to hold a joint meeting of their foreign and defense ministers soon this year.

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi met Indonesia's Retno Marsudi in Jakarta on Friday. The two countries last held a so-called "two-plus-two" meeting in 2015.

Kajiyama: Tokyo, Seoul Agree To Continue Talks

Kajiyama: Tokyo, Seoul agree to continue talks

Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama says Japan and South Korea have agreed to continue policy dialogue to resolve their bilateral trade dispute.

Kajiyama spoke to reporters after bureau chief-level officials discussed export controls for about 10 hours on Monday in Tokyo. It was the first time in three-and-a-half years that policy dialogue of this kind was held.

Asia-pacific Nations Agree To Share Satellite Data

Asia-Pacific nations agree to share satellite data

Representatives of space agencies in the Asia-Pacific region have agreed to create a system to share observational data of Earth in order to make plans for agriculture and disaster prevention.

Officials from more than 30 countries and regions took part in the 4-day meeting of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum in the central city of Nagoya, which closed on Friday.

Japan, Russia Agree To Develop Bilateral Ties

Japan, Russia agree to develop bilateral ties

Foreign ministers of Japan and Russia have agreed to develop wide-ranging bilateral ties to promote negotiations on a peace treaty, which includes resolving the issue of the four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.

The Japanese government maintains the four islands are an inherent part of Japan's territory. It says the islands were illegally occupied after World War Two.

Japan, Russia Agree On Future-oriented Talks

Japan, Russia agree on future-oriented talks

Japan and Russia have confirmed that they will advance negotiations on a peace treaty, including a territorial issue, in a future-oriented manner.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin also agreed in their meeting on Thursday to push ahead with joint economic activities on the four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.

Ticad Leaders Agree To Strengthen Business Ties

TICAD leaders agree to strengthen business ties

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, is coming to a close in Japan. Japanese and African leaders have adopted the "Yokohama Declaration." NHK World's Marina Shirakawa has the details.

Q: How will this declaration make a tangible difference in the lives of Africans?

Abe, Zarif Agree To Arrange Japan-iran Summit

Abe, Zarif agree to arrange Japan-Iran summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that Japan will continue diplomatic efforts to ease tensions in the Middle East.

Abe met Zarif in Yokohama on Wednesday. Abe recalled that when he visited Iran in June, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made clear that Iran has no intention to produce or possess nuclear weapons.

Abe: G7 Leaders Agree On Approach To N.korea

Abe: G7 leaders agree on approach to N.Korea

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and other G7 leaders have agreed to support a process being undertaken by the United States and North Korea.

Abe was speaking to reporters on Monday after attending the G7 summit in the French resort town of Biarritz.

Trump, Abe Agree On Bilateral Trade Deal

Trump, Abe agree on bilateral trade deal

US President Donald Trump says he and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed on a basic trade deal. He expects the trade agreement with Japan to be signed next month.

Abe and Trump held talks in France on Sunday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit. They reportedly discussed the broad agreement reached at the ministerial trade talks in Washington, and the schedule for the conclusion of the new trade deal.

Japan, S.korea Agree To Continue Communication

Japan, S.Korea agree to continue communication

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha have agreed to continue diplomatic communication to resolve the standoff over wartime labor.

Kono and Kang met in China on Wednesday for the first time since Japan decided to remove South Korea from its list of trading partners entitled to simplified export procedures.

Abe, Esper Agree On N.korea Denuclearization

Abe, Esper agree on N.Korea denuclearization

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Defense Secretary Mark Esper have agreed to closely coordinate policies on North Korea's complete denuclearization.

The meeting took place at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Wednesday. Esper is on his first visit to Japan since assuming his post in July.

Govt., Boj Agree To Act On Currency Moves

Govt., BOJ agree to act on currency moves

The Japanese government and the Bank of Japan held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the yen's surge and falling stock prices.

The meeting brought together senior officials from the BOJ, the Finance Ministry and the Financial Services Agency.

Motegi, Lighthizer Agree To Speed Up Trade Talks

Motegi, Lighthizer agree to speed up trade talks

Japan and the United States returned to the table for another round of trade talks in Washington on Thursday.

After the first day of discussions, Japan's top negotiator Toshimitsu Motegi told news media that the two sides were making progress.