Kono: Us Expected Little Progress In Hanoi Summit

Kono: US expected little progress in Hanoi summit

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has disclosed that the United States told Japan before the second US-North Korea summit that little progress was expected.

Kono told a Lower House committee on Friday that it's disappointing that the summit in Vietnam broke down without any agreement. But he said Washington had expressed pessimism during working-level talks with Japan before the summit.

No Progress In Peace Treaty Talks

No progress in peace treaty talks

The leaders of Japan and Russia have agreed to further accelerate negotiations on concluding a peace treaty that would include resolving the issue of four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan. But their latest summit ended without concrete progress and revealed a difference in their positions.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday.

Abe Seeking Progress In Talks With Russia

Abe seeking progress in talks with Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is now in Moscow, is seeking progress in talks with Russia on signing a peace treaty that would include a solution to the issue of Russian-held islands.

Abe arrived in the Russian capital on Monday evening. He is scheduled to meet President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday evening in the Kremlin.

Abe Hopes Progress At Inter-korean Summit

Abe hopes progress at inter-Korean summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed hope that next week's inter-Korean summit will lead to progress toward North Korea's denuclearization.

Abe met the chief of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Suh Hoon, on Monday.

Abe Hopeful About Peace Treaty Progress With Putin

Abe hopeful about peace treaty progress with Putin

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed hope that his upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin will lead to progress in peace treaty talks and resolving the issue of 4 Russian-held islands.

Abe told governing coalition officials in Tokyo on Monday that he will meet Putin on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum that will be held next week in Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.

Progress On New National Stadium Shown To Media

Progress on new national stadium shown to media

The main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, now under construction, has been shown to media 2 years ahead of the games' opening.

The new national stadium in central Tokyo is scheduled to be completed by the end of November next year. The construction period has passed the halfway mark.

Honda Reports On Its Environmental Performance And Progress In North America

Honda Reports on its Environmental Performance and Progress in North America

Honda has released its 2017 North American Environmental Report (NAER) detailing the company's environmental activities in North America, and disclosing the results of its efforts over the last fiscal year.

The NAER illustrates Honda's Environmental Vision as well as its approach to managing environmental efforts throughout the company. The 51-page report also explains Honda's views on public policies as they pertain to energy usage and development of alternate-fuel vehicles and technologies.

Toyota Eyes Wrc Progress With Return To Gravel

Toyota Eyes Wrc Progress with Return to GravelToyota's World Rally Championship (WRC) campaign will draw on its extensive experience on gravel roads when its two Yaris WRC cars face the challenging dirt stages of Rally Argentina this weekend.
Drivers Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen have tasted success in Argentina with Latvala victorious in the 2014 WRC round while Hänninen won in 2010 when the event was part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

Kawasaki: Testing Progress For Krt Duo In Portugal

Kawasaki: Testing Progress for KRT Duo in PortugalKawasaki Racing Team pairing Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes got reacquainted with the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve over a two day test that finished on 18th April, with both riders gaining valuable information about the current and future potential of the Ninja ZX-10RR.

Pata Yamaha Riders Make Strong Early Progress In Thailand

Pata Yamaha Riders Make Strong Early Progress In ThailandDespite rising afternoon temperatures and characteristic high humidity in Thailand both Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark made real progress with their official YZF-R1 machines around the 4.554km Chang International Circuit. Lowes posted fifth best time of all, even after concentrating most of his efforts on finding a race set-up rather than pushing for a fast lap time early in the sessions. His fellow R1 riding team-mate van der Mark was as high as fourth in the timesheets at one stage, completing his own long run and being finally ranked eighth overall.

Kawasaki: Sofuoglu Out Of First Two Rounds As Ryde Continues Progress

Kawasaki: Sofuoglu Out Of First Two Rounds As Ryde Continues ProgressKenan Sofuoglu (Kawasaki Puccetti Racing) and his new team-mate Kyle Ryde have just completed their final pre-season test sessions, at the host venue of the 2017 championship opener, Phillip Island. After struggling with the effects of a recently dislocated right thumb Sofuoglu has acted on medical advice and will not now compete at the Phillip Island race, or the subsequent round in Thailand.

Positive Free Practice Progress For Pata Yamaha At Misano

Positive Free Practice Progress for Pata Yamaha at MisanoThe Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team began round eight - Riviera di Rimini - at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli today with a strong start from both Alex Lowes and Niccolò Canepa. Building on his recovery and fitness, Lowes worked consistently to regain his rhythm with the YZF-R1, promoting himself to Saturday's Superpole 2 by securing seventh in the overall times, while Canepa focused on setting the Yamaha to his riding style, concluding the final session in 14th.