Emperor Meets Pope Francis At Imperial Palace

Emperor meets Pope Francis at Imperial Palace

Emperor Naruhito met Pope Francis for the first time on Monday, expressing deep respect for the pontiff's dedication to people's happiness and world peace.

The head of the Roman Catholic Church visited the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo.

Pope Meets Survivors Of 2011 Earthquake

Pope meets survivors of 2011 earthquake

Pope Francis has met the survivors of the 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan and spoken about the Fukushima nuclear accident that followed. He urged people to be aware of their responsibility to future generations.

The pope took part in a gathering in Tokyo on Monday of about 300 people affected by the earthquake. Three survivors addressed the crowd.

Emperor Meets Pope Francis

Emperor meets Pope Francis

Emperor Naruhito met Pope Francis at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday morning.

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church entered the palace grounds from the main gate shortly before 11 a.m. Pope Francis was escorted by police motorcycles and patrol vehicles across the Nijubashi bridge.

Abe Meets S.korean Prime Minister

Abe meets S.Korean prime minister

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon in Tokyo amid strained relations between the two countries.

Abe has been holding a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries who attended the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito on Tuesday.

Abe Meets Visiting Foreign Dignitaries

Abe meets visiting foreign dignitaries

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has held meetings with foreign guests visiting Japan for Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony on Tuesday.

Representatives of about 180 countries, territories and international organizations will be attending the ceremony.

Abe Meets Myanmar Military Chief

Abe meets Myanmar military chief

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on Myanmar's military chief to address allegations of human rights violations against minority Rohingya Muslims.

Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since Myanmar's security forces launched a massive sweep operation against Rohingya militants in 2017.

New Defense Minister Meets Okinawa Governor

New defense minister meets Okinawa governor

Japan's new defense minister has sought public understanding of the government's efforts to reduce the burden of Okinawa prefecture's hosting of US military bases.

Taro Kono met Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki on Sunday during his first visit to the prefecture after assuming his post earlier this month.

Princess Kako Meets Hungarian President

Princess Kako meets Hungarian president

Japanese Princess Kako has paid a courtesy call on Hungarian President Janos Ader.

The princess, the second daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, is in Hungary to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It's the second leg of her first official trip abroad.

Environment Minister Meets Fukushima Governor

Environment Minister meets Fukushima Governor

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has met with the governor of Fukushima Prefecture, and discussed a storage facility for contaminated soil from the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Koizumi met Governor Masao Uchibori at the prefectural government building on Thursday, in his first visit to Fukushima after assuming his new post on Wednesday.

Abe Meets Johnson, Calls For Orderly Brexit

Abe meets Johnson, calls for orderly Brexit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on his British counterpart Boris Johnson to try to ensure an orderly Brexit to minimize its impact on the global economy.

Abe and Johnson met on Monday on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France.

Kono Meets Head Of Iranian Lawmakers' Group

Kono meets head of Iranian lawmakers' group

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and an Iranian lawmaker promoting ties with Japan have agreed that the two countries will cooperate to ease tensions in the Middle East.

Kono met with Asadollah Abbasi, head of the Iran-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group, in Tokyo on Monday. The meeting comes at a time of hostilities between Iran and the United States.

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.