The leaders of the European Union have expressed concern over the intensifying trade friction between the United States and China, and stressed the importance of a rules-based trade system.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk were speaking to reporters in Osaka ahead of the opening of the G20 summit on Friday.
The leaders of Japan and the US are continuing talks on a number of pressing matters like North Korea. Afterwards, President Donald Trump is set to meet with the families of Japanese nationals abducted by the North decades ago.
They hope he can help bring their loved ones home.
Earlier, Prime Minister Abe and Trump highlighted the strength of their countries' alliance.
The Nintendo Switch was released last year, but we have been hearing rumors that a new version of the console might be launched in 2019. How true those rumors are remains to be seen, but it appears that Nintendo isn’t really doing much to quell the flames because the company has recently posted a video on how to trade-in your Nintendo Switch.
Basically this tutorial video tells you how to prepare your console for a trade-in, where presumably you are planning to get a new Switch and what you will need to do if you want to maintain your game saves and transfer previous data over to the new console. We suppose this video would not have received the attention it did had it not been for the rumors of a new Switch console.
The Japanese government has reiterated that it will not enter into any bilateral trade agreement with the United States that would go against Japan's national interests.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Thursday after US President Donald Trump suggested taking a tough stance against Japan on trade.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is talking trade, security and North Korea on his 5-day trip to Europe.
In France, he met with President Emmanuel Macron, who agreed to support Japan's strategy for a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region.
Abe said the 2 countries are special partners that share universal values, such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez have agreed to step up cooperation on a wide range of issues including the promotion of multilateral free trade.
Abe met Sanchez in the Spanish capital of Madrid on Tuesday on the first leg of his 5-day European tour.
He is in Europe to attend a summit of the Asia-Europe meeting known as ASEM in Belgium.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will leave on Tuesday for a tour of Spain, France and Belgium. He plans to call for strengthening the free-trade system based on fair rules at the Asia-Europe Meeting, or ASEM, in Belgium.
During the 5-day tour, Abe will hold summit meetings in Spain and France. He hopes to establish close cooperation with these countries concerning North Korea and other issues.