China: Xi To Meet Abe Next Week

China: Xi to meet Abe next week

China's Foreign Ministry says President Xi Jinping will meet Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui made the announcement to reporters on Thursday.

Japan, S.korea Meet Over Trade Row

Japan, S.Korea meet over trade row

Senior officials from Japan and South Korea are sitting down together in Tokyo, in a bid to resolve a bilateral trade dispute.

The meeting is the first of its kind since Japan tightened export controls on some high-tech materials sold to South Korea.

Japan, S.korea Foreign Ministers Meet

Japan, S.Korea foreign ministers meet

The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea are believed to have discussed Seoul's decision to maintain a bilateral intelligence-sharing pact, known as GSOMIA.

Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha met in the central Japanese city of Nagoya on Saturday afternoon on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministerial meeting.

Japan, S.korea Defense Ministers Meet

Japan, S.Korea defense ministers meet

The defense ministers of Japan and South Korea are meeting in Thailand, as an intelligence-sharing pact between the two countries is due to expire next Saturday.

It is the first time since Taro Kono assumed his post that he is sitting down with Jeong Kyeong-doo. The two are in Bangkok for a meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its dialogue partners.

Abe, S.korean Prime Minister To Meet In Tokyo

Abe, S.Korean prime minister to meet in Tokyo

The prime ministers of Japan and South Korea are set to meet on Thursday morning amid strained relations between the two countries. Lee Nak-yon says he will deliver a personal letter from his country's president to Shinzo Abe.

Abe has been holding talks with dozens of key world figures who came to Tokyo for Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony on Tuesday. He plans to meet Lee and other leaders on Thursday morning.

Abe To Meet Vips Attending Enthronement Functions

Abe to meet VIPs attending enthronement functions

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet key world figures who have been invited to attend Tuesday's enthronement ceremony for Emperor Naruhito.

Guests from more than 170 countries, territories and international organizations are scheduled to take part in Tuesday's ceremony when Emperor Naruhito will declare his accession to the throne.

Abe To Meet Dignitaries Visiting For Enthronement

Abe to meet dignitaries visiting for enthronement

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet dignitaries from about 50 countries who will come to Japan to attend a ceremony to announce Emperor Naruhito's accession to the throne.

The meetings will be held before and after the "Sokuirei-Seiden-no-gi" ceremony on October 22.

Kono Willing To Meet S.korean Defense Minister

Kono willing to meet S.Korean defense minister

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono says he is ready to sit down with his South Korean counterpart during a meeting of Asia-Pacific defense ministers in Thailand next month.

Kono is considering traveling to Bangkok in mid-November to join the international meeting.

Japan Rugby Players Meet Reporters

Japan rugby players meet reporters

Japan's national rugby team has resumed training in Tokyo ahead of its match against Samoa this Saturday in the World Cup.

The host nation is looking to make it to the knockout stages of the competition for the first time.

Emperor, Empress Attend National Athletic Meet

Emperor, Empress attend national athletic meet

The Emperor and the Empress took part in the opening ceremony of the National Sports Festival of Japan in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, on Saturday.

The couple was received by Ibaraki Governor Kazuhiko Oigawa at Katsuta Station, where they arrived on a special train used exclusively by members of the Imperial family.

Pope May Meet Ex-death Row Inmate In Japan

Pope may meet ex-death row inmate in Japan

Arrangements are being made for a meeting between Pope Francis and a former Japanese death row inmate during the pontiff's visit to Japan in November.

Iwao Hakamada was sentenced to death for the murder of a family of four in 1966, but was later freed after spending decades behind bars. The 83-year-old has been claiming his innocence and seeking a retrial.

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.