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.

Eu Leaders Express Concern Over Us-china Trade War

EU leaders express concern over US-China trade war

The leaders of the European Union have expressed concern over the intensifying trade friction between the United States and China, and stressed the importance of a rules-based trade system.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk were speaking to reporters in Osaka ahead of the opening of the G20 summit on Friday.

G20 Leaders Arrive In Osaka

G20 leaders arrive in Osaka

Two major world powers have now arrived in Osaka for the G20 summit, bringing with them a trade conflict that threatens to overshadow any other discussion.

The US and China are locked in an escalating tariff war, which more broadly threatens the global economy.

G20 Leaders To Grapple With Tough Issues

G20 leaders to grapple with tough issues

World leaders are beginning to arrive in Osaka for the G20 summit, where trade tensions may complicate discussions.

Much ink has been spilled on the divisions between two prominent members, the US and China. But Japan's prime minister is using his position as summit chair to stress consensus over conflict.