G20 Summit Underway In Osaka

G20 summit underway in Osaka

World leaders have gathered in Osaka for the G20 summit. The two-day meeting comes at a time of heightened global tensions, including the ongoing US-China trade war and the friction between Washington and Tehran.

The summit officially kicked off Friday morning with a welcome ceremony hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

G20 Summit To Begin In Osaka

G20 summit to begin in Osaka

The G20 summit is officially kicking off in Osaka. The goal is to reach a consensus on a wide range of pressing issues -- despite conflicting views and competing interests.

Most of the world leaders are already in Osaka. Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel touched down Friday morning.

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.

Security Tightened In Osaka Ahead Of G20 Summit

Security tightened in Osaka ahead of G20 summit

Railway operators in western Japan have stepped up security at train stations ahead of the upcoming Group of 20 summit in Osaka.

Coin-operated lockers and trash cans were shut down at major stations in Osaka Prefecture on Monday -- four days before the start of the meeting.

Naomi Osaka Loses World No.1 Ranking

Naomi Osaka loses world No.1 ranking

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has lost her world-number-one ranking after falling in the second round of a tournament in Britain last week.

Australia's Ashleigh Barty took the title on Sunday for her third tournament victory this year.

Osaka Police Officer Stabbed, Gun Stolen

Osaka police officer stabbed, gun stolen

A police officer in Osaka Prefecture was found stabbed in front of a police box in the city of Suita early Sunday morning. Police say the officer's gun, loaded with several bullets, was stolen. Police are searching for the attacker and are calling on people in the area to stay indoors and lock up the house.

The 26-year-old officer is in serious condition in hospital.

Abe Vows To Seek Wto Reforms At G20 Osaka Summit

Abe vows to seek WTO reforms at G20 Osaka summit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will raise the issue of reforming the World Trade Organization at the Group of 20 nations summit in Osaka in June.

Abe made the remarks during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after their meeting in Ottawa on Sunday.

Osaka Mint Begins Cherry Blossom Viewing Event

Osaka mint begins cherry blossom viewing event

On Tuesday, the day a redesign of Japan's banknotes was announced, thousands of people are flocking to a cherry blossom viewing event at the Japan Mint.

The annual event at the headquarters of the mint in Osaka, western Japan, dates back more than 130 years.

Osprey Makes Emergency Landing At Osaka Airport

Osprey makes emergency landing at Osaka Airport

Japan's Defense Ministry has reported that a US military Osprey aircraft made an emergency landing at Osaka International Airport in western Japan on Monday afternoon.

The tilt-rotor aircraft is stationed at US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa Prefecture. The ministry said it was flying to Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture from Marine Corp Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Osaka Court Set To Rule On Halting Ohi Reactors

Osaka court set to rule on halting Ohi reactors

An Osaka court is expected to make an imminent ruling on whether to halt the operations of two reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan.

A nearby resident filed a lawsuit in 2017 with the Osaka District Court calling for an injunction to suspend the operations of the No.3 and 4 reactors in Ohi town, Fukui Prefecture.