Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has attended pre-trial talks at the Tokyo District Court to prioritize issues of contention.
Ghosn has been indicted for allegedly understating his executive compensation in Nissan's securities reports. He has also been charged with aggravated breach of trust over the suspected misappropriation of company funds.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reiterated that he wants to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to resolve the abduction issue.
Abe and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who is also the abduction issue minister, attended a meeting of the abductees' relatives in Tokyo on Sunday. The meetings are held twice a year.
I’m in a quandary. Like lots of other petrolheads, I love cars from my childhood – in particular, those from the 1990s and early 2000s. These were perhaps the twilight years of cars with manual transmissions with somewhat iffy safety ratings, rattly rides, and plasticky interiors. Many from the 1990s made do with one or two airbags at best, A- and B-pillars were often thin, visibility was excellent, and things were just much simpler.
Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki has urged the central government to suspend reclamation work on a US air station in Nago City, before holding talks about US bases with the prefecture.
The planned base will replace the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City. But the prefectural government is opposed to the relocation within the prefecture.
Senior officials from Japan and the United States have confirmed close coordination of policies toward North Korea's denuclearization ahead of the US-South Korea summit.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau chief Kenji Kanasugi and US special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun spoke on Tuesday over the phone.
Japan's business and labor leaders are kicking off their annual wage talks. The focus will be on whether workers will get big enough raises to prepare for October's planned consumption tax hike.
The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, and the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, or Rengo, will start negotiations on Monday.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will propose the creation of a framework for discussing global data governance at the G20 summit to be held in Osaka in June. He also expressed Japan's resolve to work toward reforming the World Trade Organization.
Abe gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Wednesday. This is his first appearance at the annual economic forum in five years.
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.