Japan, S.korea Far Apart On Export Control Talks

Japan, S.Korea far apart on export control talks

Japan and South Korea have held their first meeting about a trade dispute under the framework of the World Trade Organization. The two sides failed to narrow their differences.

The about six-hour talks took place on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. Last month, Seoul launched a WTO dispute settlement procedure over Tokyo's decision to tighten export controls on three high-tech materials.

Pm Abe Talks Iran, N.korea In Un Address

PM Abe talks Iran, N.Korea in UN address

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has delivered his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. He denounced the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities...then focused on Iran and North Korea.

Prime Minister Abe said, "The attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were a despicable act that took the international economic order hostage. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has told me directly that his country has made the three no's -- neither "possessing, producing nor using" nuclear weapons -- into a Fatwa to ensure full enforcement. I believe that his words are honorable. Just this morning, I met Iran's President Hassan Rouhani for a ninth time. My role, to ask Iran, a major nation, to use its rich history to inform its actions, has not changed."

Abe Talks Iran, N.korea In Un Address

Abe talks Iran, N.Korea in UN address

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has just wrapped up his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. He denounced the recent attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities...then focused on Iran and North Korea.

Prime Minister Abe said, "The attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were a despicable act that took the international economic order hostage. Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has told me directly that his country has made the three no's -- neither "possessing, producing nor using" nuclear weapons -- into a Fatwa to ensure full enforcement. I believe that his words are honorable. Just this morning, I met Iran's President Hassan Rouhani for a ninth time. My role, to ask Iran, a major nation, to use its rich history to inform its actions, has not changed."

Arrested Stepfather Talks About Killing Boy

Arrested stepfather talks about killing boy

Police on Thursday arrested the stepfather of a 9-year-old boy who was found dead on suspicion of abandoning a body. The man has admitted to the killing, allegedly saying he became mad when the stepson talked back to him and called him "not his biological father."

Ryosuke Shindo's body was found in the predawn hours of Wednesday on the grounds of the apartment building in which his family lives in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo. He had been strangled to death.

Japan, S.korea Begin Bureau Chief-level Talks

Japan, S.Korea begin bureau chief-level talks

Japan and South Korea have held diplomatic bureau chief-level talks in Japan in an attempt to ease strained bilateral relations.

Talks between the Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Shigeki Takizaki, and his counterpart, Kim Jung-han, began at the Japanese Foreign Ministry in Tokyo at around 9 a.m. on Friday.

Tokyo May Hold Talks With Seoul On Export Controls

Tokyo may hold talks with Seoul on export controls

The Japanese government plans to announce as early as Friday that it will enter into talks with South Korea over Tokyo's export controls.

South Korea launched a procedure earlier this month to file a complaint at the World Trade Organization over the Japanese measure. Seoul asked Tokyo to hold bilateral negotiations on the matter as such talks are a requirement for seeking WTO arbitration.

Japan, Russia Agree On Future-oriented Talks

Japan, Russia agree on future-oriented talks

Japan and Russia have confirmed that they will advance negotiations on a peace treaty, including a territorial issue, in a future-oriented manner.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin also agreed in their meeting on Thursday to push ahead with joint economic activities on the four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan.

Abe Arrives In Russia For Talks With Putin

Abe arrives in Russia for talks with Putin

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Russia to meet its President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an economic forum.

Abe flew into the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday afternoon to attend the Eastern Economic Forum. The gathering, sponsored by Russia's government, is to be attended by political and economic leaders from the Asia-Pacific region.

Abe, Trump Hold Talks In France

Abe, Trump hold talks in France

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held talks in France on Sunday. They are believed to have discussed bilateral trade negotiations and other issues.

The two leaders met for the first time since June on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit. They have now held a total of 13 meetings.

Japan, Us Hope To Conclude Talks In September

Japan, US hope to conclude talks in September

The top trade negotiators from Japan and the United States have expressed optimism about reaching a mutually-beneficial trade agreement in September.

Japan's Minister for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Japan-US trade negotiations, Toshimitsu Motegi, spoke after meeting US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in Washington on Friday.

Motegi, Lighthizer Agree To Speed Up Trade Talks

Motegi, Lighthizer agree to speed up trade talks

Japan and the United States returned to the table for another round of trade talks in Washington on Thursday.

After the first day of discussions, Japan's top negotiator Toshimitsu Motegi told news media that the two sides were making progress.

Japan-s.korea Foreign Minister Talks Expected Soon

Japan-S.Korea foreign minister talks expected soon

South Korea says the Japanese and South Korean foreign ministers will hold talks in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.

South Korea's foreign ministry announced on Wednesday that Kang Kyung-wha and her counterpart Taro Kono will meet Thursday morning on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in the Thai capital.

Japan Slams S.korea's Refusal Of Arbitration Talks

Japan slams S.Korea's refusal of arbitration talks

A senior Japanese government official has criticized South Korea for refusing to agree to an arbitration panel over a wartime labor dispute.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura spoke to reporters on Wednesday, a day after a senior South Korean official said his country would reject Japan's request for an arbitration panel.