Abe Urges G7 Leaders To Fight Virus Together

Abe urges G7 leaders to fight virus together

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a united front against the coronavirus pandemic during a video conference with his Group of Seven peers.

Abe spoke to reporters following the 50-minute conference on Monday.

Abe: G7 Leaders To Discuss Coronavirus Pandemic

Abe: G7 leaders to discuss coronavirus pandemic

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the leaders of the Group of Seven countries will hold a video conference on Monday to discuss how to work together to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe told an Upper House committee on Monday that Japan must use its knowledge and cooperate with countries around the world to deal with the challenge.

Japan's Opposition Leaders Discuss Possible Merger

Japan's opposition leaders discuss possible merger

The leader of Japan's Constitutional Democratic Party has called on two other opposition parties to join his party in a bid to grow big enough to win victory over the ruling bloc.

Yukio Edano, president of Japan's largest opposition party, met the President of the Democratic Party for the People, Yuichiro Tamaki, and Leader of the Social Democratic Party, Seiji Mataichi, on Friday. Former prime minister Yoshihiko Noda and other opposition politicians also attended the meeting.

Japan, S.korea Business Leaders Pledge Cooperation

Japan, S.Korea business leaders pledge cooperation

Business leaders from Japan and South Korea have pledged to keep working together despite strained ties between the two countries. They met in South Korea and urged both governments to patch things up.

About 300 members from both sides wrapped up a two-day meeting in Seoul.

Emperor, Empress Meet Ticad Leaders

Emperor, Empress meet TICAD leaders

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have invited leaders who attended the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, to a tea party at the Imperial Palace.

Leaders and their spouses from more than 30 African nations attended the event following the three-day conference on Friday.

Ticad Leaders Agree To Strengthen Business Ties

TICAD leaders agree to strengthen business ties

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD, is coming to a close in Japan. Japanese and African leaders have adopted the "Yokohama Declaration." NHK World's Marina Shirakawa has the details.

Q: How will this declaration make a tangible difference in the lives of Africans?

Leaders Discuss Access To Basic Health Services

Leaders discuss access to basic health services

Leaders and representatives from over 50 countries are in Japan for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, also known as TICAD.

Thursday's discussion focused on one of the biggest hurdles hampering economic and social development... access to healthcare.

African Leaders To Meet For Second Day

African leaders to meet for second day

Dozens of African leaders are set to gather for a second day at a major development conference hosted by Japan.

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development is focused on boosting Japanese private investment on the continent, where countries such as China have been investing heavily.

Leaders Gathering In Yokohama For Africa Summit

Leaders gathering in Yokohama for Africa summit

Leaders from over 50 African countries, and officials from a range of international organizations are descending on the Japanese port city of Yokohama, for a three-day summit.

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD, will begin soon with an opening address from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe: G7 Leaders Agree On Approach To N.korea

Abe: G7 leaders agree on approach to N.Korea

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and other G7 leaders have agreed to support a process being undertaken by the United States and North Korea.

Abe was speaking to reporters on Monday after attending the G7 summit in the French resort town of Biarritz.

Abe Says G7 Leaders Focused On Global Economy

Abe says G7 leaders focused on global economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says one of the main topics at the Group of Seven summit was the increasing uncertainty over the future of the global economy.

"With regard to the downside risks, we have agreed that we need to work together to carry out prompt and thorough measures to support the global economy," Abe said.

Court To Decide Owner Of Ex-aum Leader's Remains

Court to decide owner of ex-Aum leader's remains

A daughter of the late Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Shoko Asahara has asked a court to decide who should take possession of his ashes.

Sources say the fourth daughter of Asahara, whose real name was Chizuo Matsumoto, filed the request with the Tokyo Family Court last December. She has said she wanted to be the keeper of his remains in line with her father's wishes.

Leaders Appeal For Votes As Campaign Begins

Leaders appeal for votes as campaign begins

Official campaigning is underway in Japan's Upper House election set for July 21. It may prove to be a barometer of public opinion on the current administration's six and a half years in power.

The ruling coalition consists of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, Komeito.