Pressure On G20 Leaders Ahead Of Summit

Pressure on G20 leaders ahead of summit

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.

Abe, Macron Affirm Their Cooperation Ahead Of G20

Abe, Macron affirm their cooperation ahead of G20

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.

Abe Stresses Stability Ahead Of Election

Abe stresses stability ahead of election

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.

Security Tightened In Osaka Ahead Of G20 Summit

Security tightened in Osaka ahead of G20 summit

Railway operators in western Japan have stepped up security at train stations ahead of the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osaka.

Coin-operated lockers and trash cans were shut down at major stations in Osaka Prefecture on Monday -- four days before the start of the meeting.

Abe Talks With Trump Ahead Of Iran Visit

Abe talks with Trump ahead of Iran visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have discussed the situation in the Middle East before Abe leaves for Iran.

During their phone call, Abe is believed to have told Trump he intends to urge Iran to ease tensions when he meets with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Abe, Trump Relax Ahead Of Talks

Abe, Trump relax ahead of talks

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spent Sunday unwinding -- before they get down to business in Tokyo.

In the morning, Abe and Trump hit the green at a golf course near Tokyo. It was the fifth time they have teed off together.

Top Chinese Diplomat To Visit Japan Ahead Of Xi

Top Chinese diplomat to visit Japan ahead of Xi

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat will visit Japan this week to prepare for President Xi Jinping's visit to the country in June.

Japan's Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Chinese Communist Party Political Bureau member Yang Jiechi will arrive for a three-day visit on Thursday.

Japan, Us Officials Talk Ahead Of Putin-kim Summit

Japan, US officials talk ahead of Putin-Kim summit

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.

2020 Toyota Highlander Teased With 3d Art Exhibition Ahead Of Nyias

2020 Toyota Highlander teased with 3D art exhibition ahead of NYIAS

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.

Japan-us Phone Talks Ahead Of Us-s.korea Summit

Japan-US phone talks ahead of US-S.Korea summit

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.