Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for talks with US President Donald Trump. Abe started out by asking Donald Trump for support to make the G20 a success.
Abe said, "At this G20 summit, I want to send out a strong message to the world about our commitment to helping solve the challenges the international community is facing, such as sustainably developing the global economy. I believe cooperation between Japan and the United States is essential for such an effort."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump will hold their 11th summit on Monday. They are expected to discuss trade, North Korea, and next month's Group of 20 summit.
Regarding trade, Abe is unlikely to go farther than to confirm with Trump their intention to speed up bilateral talks, and outline Japanese investment in the US. The two countries remain divided in trade negotiations.
Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate at the end of Tuesday, bringing an end to the three-decade-long Heisei Era. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will ascend the throne immediately after.
Emperor Akihito's abdication ceremony will be held at the Imperial Palace in the early evening. The Prime Minister will convey gratitude to him on behalf of the public. The Emperor will then give his last words to the people in his current role. It will be the first time in over 200 years that a living Emperor will abdicate.
Japan will call on China to strengthen measures to protect intellectual property rights as the two countries hold a high-level economic dialogue in Beijing on Sunday.
Six Japanese cabinet ministers will attend the talks, including Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Economy and Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko, and Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii.
The Tokyo District Court plans to hold the first hearing for Nissan Motor's former chairman Carlos Ghosn in September.
Ghosn has been indicted for underreporting his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports, in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act. He is also charged with aggravated breach of trust.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will speak with US President Donald Trump over the phone on Wednesday.
At a Lower House budget committee session earlier in the day, he said he hopes to closely coordinate the views of the two governments ahead of the second US-North Korea summit, scheduled for next week.
An exhibition of works by the French architect Le Corbusier will open at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo on Tuesday.
One-hundred forty of his works will be on display at the museum, which itself was designed by Le Corbusier and was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in 2016.
Hanazawa Kana will hold a concert called 'KANA HANAZAWA Concert 2019 in SHANGHAI' on April 14 at Shanghai Mercedes Benz Arena in China.
Animes in which Hanazawa has participated as a voice actress has become popular in China. She even made a guest appearance in Beijing TV's special program '2019 BTV Universal Toshikoshi Yuki to Koori no Saiten' last year. The one-man live in Shanghai was determined in response to the demand of the local people.