Japan's government is arranging to send a delegation to a briefing planned by the United States on a new initiative to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz.
Last week, the US military announced a plan to form a coalition to ensure safe passage of vessels in the strategic waterway amid growing tension over Iran.
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.
US Xperia fans are able to rejoice. Often they get the raw end of the stick when it comes to any pre-order offers for the latest Sony Xperia devices. Typically there's never any offers, however in a turn for the books, Sony is throwing in a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling over-the-ear headphones if you pre-order the Xperia 1.
The US Ambassador to Japan, William Hagerty, has indicated that the United States may ask Japan to pay more for the cost of hosting US troops in the country.
In a speech in Tokyo on Tuesday, Hagerty referred to a recent statement by US President Donald Trump in which he called the Japan-US Security Treaty unfair, and said it has to be changed.
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.
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 Japanese government's top spokesperson says the obligations of Japan and the United States are balanced under the bilateral security treaty and the agreement is not one-sided.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the comment to reporters on Thursday when asked about US President Donald Trump's remarks expressing displeasure over the pact.
The Governor of Okinawa, Denny Tamaki has asked Foreign Minister Taro Kono to suspend the landfill work for the relocation of a US air station within the prefecture. Kono asked the governor for his understanding.
The two met at the prefectural office on Saturday and discussed the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan City to the less populated Henako district in Nago City.
Here's our first look at what we think is the next-gen Nissan Rogue, and it looks like Nissan is shaking it up this time. The swoopy and swept-back design on the current Rogue's front end is nowhere to be found, as it's replaced by a blocky, straight up and down look. If not for the semi-visible V-Motion grille seen through the wrappings, it would be rather difficult to I.D. this car.
Much of that is due to the rather generic crossover shape seen through the camouflage. The closest thing to a Rogue-like concept car we've seen from Nissan as of late is the Xmotion, and this doesn't exactly take much inspiration from the wild concept. That particular car is much more rugged in appearance, while this one remains a staid crossover, making sure it doesn't rock the boat. One specific design element we can pick out is a separate headlight/driving light setup. Similar to cars like the Hyundai Santa Fe or Chevrolet Blazer, the Rogue appears to be splitting up the DRL from the main headlight. The size of the gap between the two visible headlight fixtures is just too large for it all to be one massive headlight unit. With headlights getting smaller all the time, and this design trend starting to take off, it's no big surprise to see it here.
The leaders of Japan and the United States have highlighted the strength of their countries' alliance aboard a Japanese destroyer. President Donald Trump is touring a base near Tokyo on his final day of his state visit to Japan.
The leaders showcased their solidarity on board the Maritime Self-Defense Force ship Kaga.
Japan's Defense Ministry plans to upgrade the vessel so it can function as an aircraft carrier. It will then be able to carry American-made F-35B stealth fighter jets.
People in Hiroshima are protesting the latest nuclear test by the United States. The US government announced last week that the country carried out a subcritical nuclear test earlier this year.
A US government laboratory said it carried out the experiment in Nevada in February as part of a drive to modernize the country's nuclear weapons.