Abductee Calls For Japan-n.korea Summit

Abductee calls for Japan-N.Korea summit

A Japanese man who spent more than two decades in North Korea after being abducted has renewed his call for the government to bring back all the other abductees still left behind.

Kaoru Hasuike told NHK in an interview that Japan should do its utmost to hold a summit with North Korea as soon as possible. He said that he believes a summit would be a great opportunity to help realize the early return of all the abductees.

Koizumi Attends Un Climate Summit

Koizumi attends UN climate summit

Japan's new environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, has attended the UN climate summit on his first overseas trip since taking office earlier this month.

The UN Climate Action Summit, convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, opened on Monday in New York.

Putin Aide: Summit With Abe Next Week

Putin aide: Summit with Abe next week

A Russian presidential aide says President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next Thursday in Vladivostok.

Yuri Ushakov told Russian media on Friday that the two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.

African Summit In Japan Enters Day 2

African summit in Japan enters Day 2

Japanese and African leaders have focused on boosting public and private investment on the continent, as the Tokyo International Conference on African Development enters its second day.

Top government diplomats and business leaders are at the huge event in Yokohama, aiming to promote ties between the continent and Japan.

Abe, Zarif Agree To Arrange Japan-iran Summit

Abe, Zarif agree to arrange Japan-Iran summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that Japan will continue diplomatic efforts to ease tensions in the Middle East.

Abe met Zarif in Yokohama on Wednesday. Abe recalled that when he visited Iran in June, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made clear that Iran has no intention to produce or possess nuclear weapons.

Leaders Gathering In Yokohama For Africa Summit

Leaders gathering in Yokohama for Africa summit

Leaders from over 50 African countries, and officials from a range of international organizations are descending on the Japanese port city of Yokohama, for a three-day summit.

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD, will begin soon with an opening address from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Teams Arrive In Tokyo For World Cosplay Summit

Teams arrive in Tokyo for World Cosplay Summit

Japanese anime and manga fans who love to dress up as their favorite characters are gathering in Tokyo for the World Cosplay Summit.

About 80 contestants from 40 countries and territories who have won local qualifiers will take part in the 17th event that opens on Saturday. The competition is being held in the Japanese capital for the first time.

Fm Kono Welcomes Trump-kim Summit

FM Kono welcomes Trump-Kim summit

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he supports the proposed resumption of negotiations between the United States and North Korea.

Kono spoke with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by phone on Sunday after the third meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Kishida: Us-n.korea Summit Is 'major Event'

Kishida: US-N.Korea summit is 'major event'

A former Japanese foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, says US President Donald Trump crossing the border into North Korea is a significant event.

The policy chief of the governing Liberal Democratic Party told reporters in Hiroshima on Sunday that he hopes events like this will lead to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

G20 Summit Talks Underway In Osaka

G20 summit talks underway in Osaka

World leaders are in Day 2 of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. They are looking at ways to narrow global inequality and tackle climate change.

The meeting's chair, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stressed the need to reduce the wealth gap between developed and emerging countries.

First Day Of G20 Summit Talks Wraps Up

First day of G20 summit talks wraps up

Leaders from the world have wrapped up their first day of meetings at the G20 summit in the western Japanese city of Osaka.

Despite expressing concern over trade tensions, leaders appeared jovial during an initial meet-and-greet. But Japanese officials say many are worried about the risk to the global economy posed by ongoing disputes.

Un: G20 Summit Must Tackle Women's Inequality

UN: G20 summit must tackle women's inequality

The head of the UN agency for women's empowerment says she wants G20 leaders to do more to promote women in politics and the workforce.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the Executive Director of UN Women and a former deputy president of South Africa.

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 Kicks Off

G20 summit kicks off

The G20 summit has kicked off in Osaka as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed world leaders. The goal of the summit is to reach a consensus on a wide range of pressing issues -- despite conflicting views and competing interests.

There are four sessions planned.