Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have reaffirmed the need to develop bilateral relations and also work closely together for the Group of 20 summit in Osaka in June. Chinese President Xi Jinping is to attend the summit.
At talks in Beijing on Monday, Wang said the two countries need to further advance the prospects for developing ties. He expressed hope about taking relations to the next level.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to bolster economic ties during talks in Tokyo. The meeting came days after the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and the European Union came into force.
Merkel is on a two-day visit to Japan -- her first visit in three years.
Japan and the US are expected to reach an agreement soon on new routes for commercial flights through US-controlled airspace over part of Tokyo and adjacent areas.
The measure is aimed at dealing with air traffic congestion expected at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan's central government and Okinawa Prefecture have agreed to talk for about one month on the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to the coastal area within the island prefecture.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki reached the agreement on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold their 12th summit in Tokyo on Monday. The two leaders aim to enhance security cooperation and boost the economic alliance between their nations.
Abe and Modi visited Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, on Sunday. They enjoyed the autumn colors on Lake Yamanaka and visited a major manufacturer of industrial robots.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met in Beijing. Both say they're determined to turn a new page in the relationship between the two countries.
Xi said, "As the international situation changes, China and Japan are becoming increasingly dependent on one another.
Our countries also have a growing number of common interests and concerns on a multilateral level. The rapid changes in the world are providing China and Japan with opportunities for more cooperation on higher levels."
Japan's prime minister and China's president say they'll work to improve relations. As part of that, Shinzo Abe told reporters he'll push ahead with plans to visit China next month. The two leaders met on the sidelines of an economic forum in eastern Russia.
Abe said, "The horizon is broadening on cooperation between Japan and China. Relations between our two countries are now on a normal track."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have concluded their meeting in Russia's Far East. They agreed to draw up a schedule of joint economic projects on the islands known as the Northern Territories.
Abe said, "We agreed on the details and how to implement the projects. They cover five areas --aquaculture, greenhouse agriculture, developing tours, wind power, and waste reduction."
Top defense officials of Japan and Sri Lanka have confirmed that a Sri Lankan port leased to China should be open to all countries to ensure freedom of navigation.
Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera met Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene in Colombo on Tuesday. Onodera is the first Japanese defense minister to visit Sri Lanka.