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.

Abe, U.s. Lawmakers Agree To Work On Economic Ties After Summit

Abe, U.S. lawmakers agree to work on economic ties after summitPrime Minister Shinzo Abe and a group of lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives agreed in Tokyo on Monday to further strengthen bilateral ties, including in economic areas, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.
The visit by the bipartisan delegation from the Congressional Study Group on Japan follows Abe's summit earlier this month with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Abe, Trump Agree To Strengthen Bilateral Alliance, Economic Ties

Abe, Trump agree to strengthen bilateral alliance, economic tiesPrime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in their summit talks at the White House on Feb. 10 to strengthen the bilateral alliance and economic relations.
The two leaders also confirmed that Article 5 of the bilateral security treaty, which obligates the United States to defend Japan in case of an armed attack on the country, applies to the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, which are also claimed by China.

Abe, Trump Agree To Discuss 2-way Trade Framework After U.s. Tpp Exit

Abe, Trump agree to discuss 2-way trade framework after U.S. TPP exitJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed Friday to discuss a bilateral trade framework in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"We will seek a trading relationship that is free, fair and reciprocal, benefiting both of our countries," Trump told a joint press conference after the meeting at the White House. Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will helm a new Japan-U.S. economic dialogue group.

Mlb: Cubs Agree To $6 Million, 1-year Deal With Koji Uehara

MLB: Cubs agree to $6 million, 1-year deal with Koji UeharaThe Chicago Cubs made another addition to their bullpen following the departure of Aroldis Chapman, agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract with reliever Koji Uehara.
Chicago now has the pitchers who got the final out of three of the last four World Series -- Mike Montgomery (this year), Wade Davis (2015) and Uehara (2013). Davis, who figures to take over as closer, was acquired from Kansas City last week for outfielder Jorge Soler.

Japan, Finland Agree On Dialogue With Russia

Japan, Finland agree on dialogue with RussiaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto have agreed on the importance of continuing political dialogue with Russia.
They say Moscow's constructive involvement is indispensable for resolving the challenges facing the global community, including the Ukrainian and Syrian crises.