Doctor Hopes To Make Hiv Drug Usable Soon

Doctor hopes to make HIV drug usable soon

A Japanese doctor at a national research institute says he hopes that an HIV drug that is being tested to treat people infected with the new coronavirus will be approved for clinical use as soon as possible.

Norio Ohmagari, the director of the Disease Control and Prevention Center in Tokyo, says the anti-AIDS drug is being used on a trial basis at medical institutions in many countries. He points out that the drug was used overseas to treat SARS and MERS patients in the past.

Iran Hopes To Strengthen Economic Ties With Japan

Iran hopes to strengthen economic ties with Japan

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister has expressed hope of boosting economic ties with Japan, despite facing continued sanctions from the United States.

To mark the 90th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Abbas Araghchi spoke on Monday at a gathering on bilateral economic exchanges in Tehran.

Suga Hopes Hong Kong Will Maintain Stability

Suga hopes Hong Kong will maintain stability

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the Japanese government remains concerned about the situation in Hong Kong and will be in close communication with the United States on the matter.

Suga spoke to reporters on Thursday following the enactment of US legislation that supports human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.

Suga Hopes Hong Kong Will Return To Normal Soon

Suga hopes Hong Kong will return to normal soon

Japan's top government spokesperson has expressed hope that the situation in Hong Kong will be resolved quickly.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Thursday that he has been closely watching the developments in Hong Kong in light of various issues, including the protection of Japanese nationals in the territory.

Iwaya Hopes For Stability In Middle East

Iwaya hopes for stability in Middle East

Japan's defense minister says he hopes for a de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States.

Takeshi Iwaya spoke to reporters on Tuesday following Iran's announcement that it has quadrupled its capacity to produce low-enriched uranium.

What Zarif Hopes To Gain From Japan Visit

What Zarif hopes to gain from Japan visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's three-day visit to Japan was apparently arranged hastily. It was announced on Wednesday, the day he arrived.

The visit seems to be part of Iran's efforts to drum up support from the international community in the face of intensifying pressure from the United States.

Japan Officials Express High Hopes For Ticad

Japan officials express high hopes for TICAD

Japanese officials from both the private and public sectors have expressed high hopes for success of the coming Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD.

This year's TICAD meeting will be held in the city of Yokohama, near Tokyo, in August.

Izumo Hopes New English Website Will Woo More Foreign Tourists

Izumo hopes new English website will woo more foreign tourists

IZUMO, Shimane Prefecture--It's "the land of the gods," and home to Izumo Taisha shrine, where all Japan's deities are said to assemble each October, but this city still isn't on the radar for most foreign tourists.

To convey the charms of the city connected to a myriad of myths and legends, Izumo's city government created "Ancient Japan, Izumo," its first English-language website, and enlisted two foreigners to write for it.

High Hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk Set To Reopen This Year

High hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk set to reopen this year

YOKOHAMA--The Skywalk footpath beneath the Yokohama Bay Bridge will open as early as March for the first time in nine years in anticipation of increased visitors eager to watch cruise ships.

The city government intends to promote the observation deck as a sightseeing spot where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Yokohama Port and passenger vessels up close.

Abe Hopes Summit Will Have Positive Results

Abe hopes summit will have positive results

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed hope that the US-North Korea summit will have a positive outcome that will help to achieve a nuclear-free world.

Abe told a Diet committee on Thursday that North Korea's nuclear and missile programs are a huge threat to Japan, and the government has made its stance clear to the United States.

Abductee's Brother Hopes For Development

Abductee's brother hopes for development

The brother of a Japanese national abducted and taken to North Korea over four decades ago says he hopes the second US-North Korea summit will produce something that will lead to a solution of the issue.

Kenichi Ichikawa spoke to reporters on Wednesday ahead of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon Un in Hanoi.

Abe Hopes For Phone Talks With Trump

Abe hopes for phone talks with Trump

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he hopes to hold telephone talks with US President Donald Trump before a second US-North Korea summit planned for next month.

Abe spoke to reporters in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Wednesday. He is attending the World Economic Forum.

Abe Hopes S. Korea Will Act Responsibly

Abe hopes S. Korea will act responsibly

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed a hope that South Korea would act responsibly in relation to a 2015 bilateral agreement to settle the issue of those referred to as wartime comfort women.

Abe made the comment on Wednesday after South Korea announced the closure of a fund to support such women, set up in line with the agreement.