Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has visited Gifu Prefecture in central Japan to honor a late Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews fleeing persecution from Nazi Germany during World War Two.
Chiune Sugihara, a Gifu native, disobeyed instructions from Japan's government and issued transit visas for the Jewish refugees while working at the Japanese consulate in Lithuania during the war.
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.
TOKYO — The United States and Japan have reached the broad framework of a trade agreement, with Washington maintaining tariffs on Japanese autos but Tokyo cutting tariffs on U.S. beef and pork, Japan's Nikkei business daily said on Saturday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi reached the deal on Friday in Washington, and it will be announced at a meeting of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected on Sunday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, the newspaper said. The Nikkei did not cite any sources for its information. The report comes shortly after Motegi told reporters in Washington that he and Lighthizer had made "big progress" in their talks.
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.
Akio Toyoda over the years has professed his love for speed and racing, which is noteworthy because Toyota, the company Toyoda helms, has for many years been most known for making beige and boring automobiles. But Toyoda has been a steady path to change that with the automaker churning out some legitimately exciting and interesting automobiles. If you're still in doubts of Toyoda's latest efforts and claims, what he's about to do may just change your mind.
Coming up this weekend is the world-renowned annual ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring and of course, Toyota's Gazoo Racing team will be participating, particularly with racing specification GR Supras. Peering at the list of primary driver's reveals some genuine talent on call, including the likes of famed racers Takeshi Tsuchiya, Masahiro Sasaki, and Nayoa Gamou, along with well-known VLN Endurance racer, Uwe Kleen, just to name a few. But there's one name that raises an eyebrow among the team roster: an odd "Mr. Morizo."
Nissan Motor President Hiroto Saikawa says he is shocked that former chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested again on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust.
Saikawa told reporters on Thursday morning he had just heard the news, and he is at a loss for words. He expressed surprised at the series of revelations.
The leading candidate for new president of the Japanese Olympic Committee appears to be Senior Executive Board Member Yasuhiro Yamashita.
Yamashita won a gold medal in men's judo in the open-weight category at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He is favored to be the next president by many on the JOC and the Tokyo Games organizing committee.
A senior official of the Japanese Olympic Committee has defended president Tsunekazu Takeda over allegations of corruption, saying he should remain president when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.
In an interview with NHK, JOC Secretary General Eisuke Hiraoka said Takeda has fallen victim to a personal attack, despite following due procedures as committee president when bidding to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games .
The president of the International Olympic Committee has sent a message to Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee saying "wishing you all the best for your recovery." Ikee was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Thomas Bach on Wednesday tweeted from the official Olympic account, saying "Joining with all your millions of fans to send you all my best wishes. Now just concentrate on getting better."