Japan, Russia Agree To Develop Bilateral Ties

Japan, Russia agree to develop bilateral ties

Foreign ministers of Japan and Russia have agreed to develop wide-ranging bilateral ties to promote negotiations on a peace treaty, which includes resolving the issue of the four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.

The Japanese government maintains the four islands are an inherent part of Japan's territory. It says the islands were illegally occupied after World War Two.

Trump, Abe Agree On Bilateral Trade Deal

Trump, Abe agree on bilateral trade deal

US President Donald Trump says he and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed on a basic trade deal. He expects the trade agreement with Japan to be signed next month.

Abe and Trump held talks in France on Sunday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit. They reportedly discussed the broad agreement reached at the ministerial trade talks in Washington, and the schedule for the conclusion of the new trade deal.

Suga: S.korea Undermining Bilateral Relations

Suga: S.Korea undermining bilateral relations

Japan's deteriorating relations with South Korea may soon hit businesses in both countries. Japan's top government spokesperson has indirectly suggested that a wartime labor issue is behind plans to restrict some exports to South Korea.

Tokyo is set to apply tougher rules on shipments of substances used in high-tech products like smartphones and semiconductors.

Abe Holds Bilateral Talks With Trump

Abe holds bilateral talks with Trump

World leaders are gathering in Osaka for the two-day G20 summit. Besides the formal sessions, bilateral talks between key leaders on the sidelines are also generating a lot of attention. One of them was Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's meeting with US President Donald Trump.

At the onset of the talks, Abe said, "I'd like to welcome President Trump to Osaka. This visit for G20 follows my visit to the United States in April, and the President's visit to Japan as a state guest in May. Such frequent mutual visit by the leaders of the two countries in such a short span of time is the evidence of how robust Japan-US alliance is. I'd like to express my gratitude once again last month, as the first state guest to Japan in the new era of Reiwa.

Kono, Wang Agree On Bilateral Ties, G20

Kono, Wang agree on bilateral ties, G20

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have reaffirmed the need to develop bilateral relations and also work closely together for the Group of 20 summit in Osaka in June. Chinese President Xi Jinping is to attend the summit.

At talks in Beijing on Monday, Wang said the two countries need to further advance the prospects for developing ties. He expressed hope about taking relations to the next level.

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.

S. Korea Urges Japan In Talks To Restore Bilateral Trust

S. Korea urges Japan in talks to restore bilateral trustSouth Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kyou Hyun told his Japanese counterpart Akitaka Saiki on Thursday that Japan should make efforts to resolve the issues arising from its colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula to improve strained relations between the two neighboring countries.

Noda, Obama Agree To Step Up Japan Us Bilateral Cooperation On Dynamic Defense

Noda, Obama agree to step up Japan US bilateral cooperation on dynamic defensePrime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to step up Japan-U.S. bilateral cooperation on "dynamic defense" with their eyes set on China's military buildup, during their talks here on April 30.

The agreement was hailed by the United States after an absence of marked progress in bilateral ties due in part to the disarray over the relocation of U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Prefecture.