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 To Propose Talks On Data Governance At G20

Abe to propose talks on data governance at G20

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will propose the creation of a framework for discussing global data governance at the G20 summit to be held in Osaka in June. He also expressed Japan's resolve to work toward reforming the World Trade Organization.

Abe gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Wednesday. This is his first appearance at the annual economic forum in five years.

Abe To Visit Netherlands, Uk To Prepare For G20

Abe to visit Netherlands, UK to prepare for G20

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to visit the Netherlands and Britain to lay the groundwork for a Group of 20 summit that will be held in Japan for the first time.

Abe will start the trip on Wednesday and return home on Friday.

G-20 Leaders To Issue Antiterrorism Statement

G-20 leaders to issue antiterrorism statementLeaders from the Group of 20 major economies began coordination Sunday to express their condemnation of the Paris attacks and commitment to preventing further terrorism in a separate statement from an overall communique of their annual summit.