Abe, Merkel, Agree To Bolster Economic Ties

Abe, Merkel, agree to bolster economic ties

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, Us Agree On New Flight Routes Over Tokyo

Japan, US agree on new flight routes over Tokyo

The Japanese government and the US military have reached a basic agreement on new routes for commercial flights through US-controlled airspace over a part of Tokyo and adjacent areas.

Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami revealed this to reporters on Wednesday.

Japan, Us To Agree On New Flight Routes Over Tokyo

Japan, US to agree on new flight routes over Tokyo

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.

Abe, Putin Agree To Continue Talks On Peace Treaty

Abe, Putin agree to continue talks on peace treaty

The leaders of Japan and Russia say they will continue to enhance economic cooperation and work towards a peace treaty.

The countries never signed one after World War Two because of a territorial dispute over four Russian-controlled islands.

Govt., Okinawa Agree To Begin Talks

Govt., Okinawa agree to begin talks

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.

Abe, Modi Agree On Further Cooperation

Abe, Modi agree on further cooperation

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.

Abe, Xi Agree To Boost Ties

Abe, Xi agree to boost ties

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, China Pms Agree On Stronger Ties

Japan, China PMs agree on stronger ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have agreed to further enhance relations between the 2 countries.

The 2 leaders met in Beijing on Thursday following Abe's arrival in the Chinese capital. It's the first visit by a Japanese prime minister in 7 years.

Abe, Macron Agree To Step Up Security Cooperation

Abe, Macron agree to step up security cooperation

The leaders of Japan and France have agreed to strengthen security cooperation with the aim of realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday.

Abe, Xi Agree To Improve Relationship

Abe, Xi agree to improve relationship

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."

Abe, Putin Agree On Economic Projects

Abe, Putin agree on economic projects

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."

Japan, Sri Lanka Agree On Defense Cooperation

Japan, Sri Lanka agree on defense cooperation

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.

Abe, Guterres Agree To Keep Sanctions On N.korea

Abe, Guterres agree to keep sanctions on N.Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have agreed to keep UN sanctions on North Korea in place to have the North take concrete steps toward its full denuclearization.

Guterres met Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday morning. He is scheduled to attend a ceremony on Thursday in Nagasaki, southwestern Japan, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city.

Kono, Pompeo Agree To Keep Pressure On N.korea

Kono, Pompeo agree to keep pressure on N.Korea

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have agreed to seek concrete actions by North Korea for the complete abolition of all of its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.

Kono and Pompeo held talks in Washington on Wednesday.