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.

Us Diplomat Wants Talks To 'adjust' Japan Alliance

US diplomat wants talks to 'adjust' Japan alliance

A senior US State Department official for East Asia has expressed readiness to hold wide-ranging discussions on security cooperation with Japan.

David Stilwell is visiting Japan for the first time since becoming assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs last month. Stilwell spoke to NHK on Friday.

Japan, S.korea To Hold Talks On Trade Spat

Japan, S.Korea to hold talks on trade spat

Japan and South Korea will hold talks in Tokyo on Friday to discuss Japan's tightened curbs on exports of some materials to South Korea.

It will be the first meeting between the countries since Japan implemented the measure last week.

Trump And Xi Wrap Up Talks

Trump and Xi wrap up talks

The leaders of the world's two biggest economies --currently embroiled in a trade war-- have held a one-on-one meeting for the first time in nearly seven months.

The meeting in Osaka, Japan, started with the two leaders expressing their hopes for a productive outcome.

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.

Abe Holds Bilateral Talks With Trump

Abe holds bilateral talks with Trump

World leaders are gathering in Osaka for the two-day G20 summit. Besides the formal sessions, bilateral talks between key leaders on the sidelines are also generating a lot of attention. One of them was Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's meeting with US President Donald Trump.

At the onset of the talks, Abe said, "I'd like to welcome President Trump to Osaka. This visit for G20 follows my visit to the United States in April, and the President's visit to Japan as a state guest in May. Such frequent mutual visit by the leaders of the two countries in such a short span of time is the evidence of how robust Japan-US alliance is. I'd like to express my gratitude once again last month, as the first state guest to Japan in the new era of Reiwa.

Ghosn, Kelly Attend Pre-trial Talks

Ghosn, Kelly attend pre-trial talks

Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn and his close aide Greg Kelly have attended pre-trial talks at the Tokyo District Court.

The carmaker and the two former executives have been indicted on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay in the firm's securities reports.

Abe Holds Talks With Ayatollah Khamenei

Abe holds talks with Ayatollah Khamenei

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to help defuse regional tensions caused by the US withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

Abe and Khamenei held talks in Tehran for about an hour on Thursday morning. On the previous night, Abe met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.