Japan, S.korea Fms Meet Amid Souring Relations

Japan, S.Korea FMs meet amid souring relations

Relations between Japan and South Korea appear to be at a stalemate as the countries' foreign ministers mainly repeated their stances on thorny current issues at a meeting Thursday.

Taro Kono and Kang Kyung-wha sat down for about an hour on the sidelines of ASEAN meetings in Bangkok. Both appeared tense and didn't speak to reporters at the meeting.

Japan, S.korea Foreign Ministers Meet In Bangkok

Japan, S.Korea foreign ministers meet in Bangkok

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met in Bangkok on the sidelines of an international forum as bilateral relations sour over various issues.

The two top diplomats exchanged handshakes as they sat down for talks on Thursday morning, but looked stern and said nothing to reporters.

Japan, S.korea Meet Over Trade Curbs

Japan, S.Korea meet over trade curbs

Japanese and South Korean government officials have wrapped up several hours of discussions on Japan's stricter export restrictions.

The meeting in Tokyo on Friday lasted more than five hours.

Trump And Putin Meet In Osaka

Trump and Putin meet in Osaka

The US President Donald Trump also sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin in one of the more highly anticipated sideline meetings of the summit.

At the onset, the two leaders expressed willingness to improve relations that are said to be at the worst level since the Cold War.

Trump, First Lady Meet Imperial Couple

Trump, First Lady meet Imperial couple

US President Donald Trump has become the first foreign head of state to meet Japan's new Emperor who took the throne at the start of the month.

The President and the First Lady met with Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako inside the Imperial Palace.

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.

Abe: Trump To Meet Abductees' Families

Abe: Trump to meet abductees' families

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump will again meet the families of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea when he visits Japan this month.

Abe revealed this at a liaison meeting of the government and governing parties at the Prime Minister's Office on Tuesday.

Emperor, Empress Meet Outgoing China Envoy

Emperor, Empress meet outgoing China envoy

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako have met the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Japan, Cheng Yonghua.

The Imperial couple expressed appreciation for the envoy's efforts to develop relations between the two countries.

Abe Reiterates Resolve To Meet Kim Jong Un

Abe reiterates resolve to meet Kim Jong Un

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reiterated his resolve to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "without preconditions."

Abe was speaking to an Upper House committee on Thursday on the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea.

Abe, Trump Meet For White House Summit

Abe, Trump meet for White House summit

The Japan-US summit has ended in Washington.
A new trade deal was at the top of the agenda between Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump.

Before the talks, both leaders spoke to reporters at the White House.

Trump To Meet New Japanese Emperor In May

Trump to meet new Japanese Emperor in May

US President Donald Trump will visit Japan in late May as a state guest, making him the first foreign leader to meet the new Emperor. Crown Prince Naruhito is set to ascend the throne on May 1.

Members of Japan' Cabinet decided on Friday to invite President Trump from May 25 to 28.

Abe, Okinawa Governor Meet Over Base Relocation

Abe, Okinawa Governor meet over base relocation

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has demanded that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suspend landfill work for the relocation of a US military base within the southern prefecture. The prime minister asked the governor for his understanding of the relocation project, while agreeing to continue dialogue with the prefecture.

Abe met with Tamaki on Tuesday in Tokyo and discussed relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City, to the less-populated Henoko district in Nago City.

Abductees' Families Meet Abe, Express Woes

Abductees' families meet Abe, express woes

The families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea have asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take steps to bring their loved ones back home as soon as possible.

The family members met Abe at the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday. The meeting came after US President Donald Trump took up the abduction issue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during the second summit talks in Vietnam late last month.