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.

S. Korea, U.s., Japan Agree To Ramp Up Pressure On N. Korea

S. Korea, U.S., Japan agree to ramp up pressure on N. KoreaTop negotiators of the United States, Japan, and South Korea -- three of six countries involved in stalled talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program -- agreed Wednesday to increase "pressures and sanctions" on North Korea to dissuade the North from military provocations.

Lawson, Sagawa Agree To Tie Up In Delivery Services

Lawson, Sagawa agree to tie up in delivery servicesRetailer Lawson Inc. and logistics company SG Holdings Co. said Tuesday they have agreed to form an alliance to offer a delivery service out of convenience stores, with the aim of better coping with the needs of the growing number of working women and the elderly.