Heavy Rain Pushes Jma To Issue Emergency Warning

Heavy rain pushes JMA to issue emergency warning

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued the highest-level heavy rain emergency warnings to Tokyo and 11 other prefectures.

Earlier, the officials issued warnings for Tokyo and six prefectures, namely, Shizuoka, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Yamanashi and Nagano. Later they added five more prefectures, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Niigata, Fukishima and Miyagi..

Motegi Wants Swift Steps On Wartime Labor Issue

Motegi wants swift steps on wartime labor issue

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi says it is important that South Korea quickly correct a breach of international law over the wartime labor issue.

Motegi was speaking to reporters after his first meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in New York on Thursday.

Japan, S.korea To Try To Solve Wartime Labor Issue

Japan, S.Korea to try to solve wartime labor issue

Senior diplomats from Japan and South Korea say they will keep communicating to resolve a dispute over wartime labor, which is one of the issues that have strained bilateral ties.

Shigeki Takizaki, the director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau and Kim Jung-han, the South Korean Foreign Ministry's director general for Asian and Pacific affairs met in Tokyo on Friday.

Japan, S.korea Remain Apart On Wartime Labor Issue

Japan, S.Korea remain apart on wartime labor issue

Senior Foreign Ministry officials from Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo on Friday to discuss the issue of wartime labor. After three hours of talks, they failed to narrow their differences.

Last year, South Korea's Supreme Court ordered Japanese firms to compensate Koreans who say they were forced to work for the firms during World War Two.

No Progress In Japan-s.korea Wartime Labor Issue

No progress in Japan-S.Korea wartime labor issue

Japan's foreign minister is again calling on South Korea to convene an arbitration panel aimed at resolving issues relating to wartime labor. But South Korea's foreign minister only repeated her country's position.

Taro Kono and Kang Kyung-wha exchanged words after a dinner for Group of 20 foreign ministers in Osaka on Friday.

Kono And Tamaki Discuss Us Base Issue

Kono and Tamaki discuss US base issue

The Governor of Okinawa, Denny Tamaki has asked Foreign Minister Taro Kono to suspend the landfill work for the relocation of a US air station within the prefecture. Kono asked the governor for his understanding.

The two met at the prefectural office on Saturday and discussed the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less populated Henako district in Nago City.

One-on-one Diet Debates To Focus On Pension Issue

One-on-one Diet debates to focus on pension issue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold one-on-one debates with the leaders of opposition parties in the Diet for the first time in a year.

Abe will face the president of the Constitutional Democratic Party, Yukio Edano, and other opposition leaders on Wednesday.

Panel Rejects Okinawa Request On Base Issue

Panel rejects Okinawa request on base issue

A governmental arbitration panel has rejected a request by the Okinawa prefectural government to examine a dispute with the central government over a landfill project to relocate a US military base within the prefecture.

The southwestern prefecture filed the request in April with the Central and Local Government Dispute Management Council.

Japan Asks Mongolia To Help With Abduction Issue

Japan asks Mongolia to help with abduction issue

Japan's foreign minister has asked his Mongolian counterpart for help in resolving the issue of Japanese nationals kidnapped by North Korea.

Taro Kono and Damdin Tsogtbaatar held talks in Ulaanbaatar. Kono is the first Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Mongolia in nine years. The nation has longstanding friendly ties with North Korea.

Trump Expresses Support To Resolve Abduction Issue

Trump expresses support to resolve abduction issue

US President Donald Trump has pledged his full support to help bring back Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea.

Trump is on a four-day state visit to Japan. Along with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, he met the families of victims on Monday.

Suga: Japan Seeks Panel On Wartime Labor Issue

Suga: Japan seeks panel on wartime labor issue

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government will keep on urging South Korea to agree on forming an arbitration panel to settle the bilateral issue over wartime labor.

Suga was speaking to reporters on Friday.

Japan, S.korea Fms To Meet Over Wartime Issue

Japan, S.Korea FMs to meet over wartime issue

Japan's foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart to push Seoul to agree to set up an arbitration panel over the wartime labor issue.

Taro Kono is scheduled to meet with Kang Kyung-wha on the sidelines of an international conference in Paris on Thursday.

Japan Requests Arbitration On Wartime Labor Issue

Japan requests arbitration on wartime labor issue

Japan is seeking arbitration in a dispute with South Korea over the wartime labor issue.

South Korean courts have issued a series of rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay damages to those who say they or their relatives were forced to work for them during World War Two.