Leaders of the Group of 20 economies will have some thorny issues to work through when they meet in Osaka on Friday for their annual summit. They're under intense pressure to steer the global economy safely through a period of escalating trade frictions and geopolitical brinkmanship.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will all be attending.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Emmanuel Macron have affirmed that they will work closely together on major topics of the Group of 20 economies such as free trade and climate change. They also say they will cooperate in promoting security.
Abe and Macron met for about 90 minutes in Tokyo on Wednesday, two days before the G20 summit begins in Osaka. Macron is making his first visit to Japan since taking office. This is their seventh meeting.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is emphasizing the need for political stability ahead of this summer's Upper House election. Abe made the remarks in his address to the nation, as the ordinary session of the Diet came to a close.
Abe used the opportunity to push his government's position on a number of issues. He says he wants to promote local economies, reform the country's social security systems and amend the Constitution.
Senior officials from Japan and the United States have agreed to closely watch moves leading to North Korea's possible denuclearization ahead of the Russia-North Korea summit.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau chief, Kenji Kanasugi, and US Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun spoke by phone on Sunday.
We're coming up on the annual New York International Auto Show, and Toyota is brewing up an all-new, fourth-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander crossover. But instead of revealing it in a typical manner involving a press release and some stock photos of the car, the Japanese auto giant decided to do something different this time around.
Toyota teamed with augmented reality artist Michael Murphy for a unique art exhibition to showcase this new Highlander. Murphy is known for his illusionary and anamorphic 3D art exhibitions and sculptures, which manipulate lighting and shadows to play on human visual perception.
Senior officials from Japan and the United States have confirmed close coordination of policies toward North Korea's denuclearization ahead of the US-South Korea summit.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau chief Kenji Kanasugi and US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun spoke on Tuesday over the phone.