Senior Japanese Official Meets Iran Fm

Senior Japanese official meets Iran FM

A senior Japanese official and Iran's foreign minister have agreed that the two countries should continue talks on ways to de-escalate tension in the Middle East.

Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Takeo Mori met Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Saturday.

Abe Meets New Pentagon Chief Esper

Abe meets new Pentagon chief Esper

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Defense Secretary Mark Esper have agreed to strengthen the alliance between the two countries. Esper voiced concern over China, and also said that the US is committed to North Korea's denuclearization.

The meeting took place at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Wednesday. Esper is on his first visit to Japan since assuming his post in July.

Iwaya Meets Bolton In Tokyo

Iwaya meets Bolton in Tokyo

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya has met US National Security Advisor John Bolton in Tokyo. They discussed Washington's recent proposal to establish a coalition for ensuring safety in the Strait of Hormuz.

Their talks took place at the Defense Ministry on Monday. Iwaya thanked Bolton for his efforts to bolster the Japan-US security alliance.

Princess Mako Meets Japanese-bolivians

Princess Mako meets Japanese-Bolivians

Japan's Princess Mako has attended a ceremony in Bolivia to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants in the country.

The ceremony was held on Wednesday in Bolivia's largest city, Santa Cruz.

Japan's Princess Mako Meets Bolivia's President

Japan's Princess Mako meets Bolivia's president

Japan's Princess Mako has paid a courtesy call to Bolivian President Evo Morales. She is visiting the country to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants.

The daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino arrived in La Paz, Bolivia's administrative capital, on Monday. She earlier visited Peru as part of a regional tour.

Star Panda Meets Media Before 2nd Birthday

Star panda meets media before 2nd birthday

A popular giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has been shown to the media before she turns two on Wednesday.

Xiang Xiang was the first baby panda to be born at the zoo in five years. She now lives separately from her mother. On Monday, reporters watched her climbing a tree and eating bamboo shoots.

Trump Meets Emperor And Empress

Trump meets Emperor and Empress

US President Donald Trump has become the first world leader to meet the new Emperor of Japan. And they'll spend more time together tonight when the Imperial couple hosts a banquet in honor of the Trumps.

The last state visit by a US president to Japan was five years ago.

Ldp's Nikai Meets China's Vice Premier Hu

LDP's Nikai meets China's Vice Premier Hu

The Secretary-General of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party, Toshihiro Nikai, has exchanged views with Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua on China's Belt and Road initiative.

Nikai and Hu met for 30 minutes at the Zhongnanhai headquarters of the Chinese leadership in Beijing on Sunday. Hu is often referred to as one of China's sixth-generation leaders.

Abe Meets Polish Pm

Abe meets Polish PM

The leaders of Japan and Poland have agreed to strengthen their economic ties, as the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and the European Union took effect in February.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava on the third leg of his tour of Europe and North America. He is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Slovakia.

Kono Meets S.korean Envoy Over Seafood Import Ban

Kono meets S.Korean envoy over seafood import ban

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has asked the South Korean ambassador to Japan to convey to his country that Japan hopes to seek a solution to the fishery products trade dispute through bilateral talks.

Kono met with South Korean Ambassador Lee Su-hoon in Tokyo on Friday.

Abe Meets Crown Prince After New Era Name Chosen

Abe meets Crown Prince after new era name chosen

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Crown Prince Naruhito at his residence in Tokyo on Monday.

The prime minister is believed to have explained how the new era name, Reiwa, was chosen on April 1. The government has said Reiwa means "beautiful harmony" in English.

2019 Toyota Sienna Awd Vs 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid | New Meets Old

2019 Toyota Sienna AWD vs 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid | New meets old

The Toyota Sienna has always been an inconspicuous van. They're out there, there's a lot of them and they're huge, but they blend in with darn near everything. Perhaps Toyota noticed that a little while ago and slapped on the slightly garish grille/not a grille plastic thing in the front bumper, but it still doesn't really stand out. On the other hand, our long-term Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which is a great deal newer than the Sienna, has slick styling that gets noticed. Toyota hasn't properly redesigned the Sienna since the 2011 model year, and it shows on every front. Despite its many shortcomings, there are still some valid arguments for going with the dinosaur.

Ride and handling

Of all the reasons to choose a Sienna over the much newer competition, available all-wheel drive has to be the main one. My tester was so equipped, and I got a chance to test it out in both snow and ice. Obviously, the first thing I did in powder was see if the rear end would break loose. I can confirm that with traction control off, the Sienna will slide around a little bit. You won't be doing any sick drifts, but it's undoubtedly more fun than our Pacifica.

The Chrysler is fitted with Nokian Hakkapelitta winter tires. As you might guess, this means that braking and grip around corners is better than the Sienna in snow. If the Sienna were to ditch its slippery all-seasons for a proper set of winters, it would be running circles around the Pacifica. Still, I drove our Pacifica through a lake effect blizzard in Buffalo and it never blinked from lack of traction with multiple inches of snow on the ground. Some folks are going to want the assurance of all-wheel drive, and the Sienna will offer it, but don't make it your only option. All-wheel drive might help you get going, but winter tires are there to save the day when sledding gets tough.

Abe Meets With Emperor, Crown Prince

Abe meets with Emperor, Crown Prince

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has held separate meetings with Emperor Akihito and Crown Prince Naruhito. He is believed to have briefed them on governmental preparations for the upcoming Imperial succession.

Abe met the Emperor at the Imperial Palace on Thursday to report privately on matters of state.