Japan Wants China To Resolve Trade Row With Us

Japan wants China to resolve trade row with US

A delegation of Japanese business leaders on an annual visit to China has told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang they want Beijing to settle its trade dispute with the US.

A group from the Japan-China Economic Association met Li in Beijing on Wednesday. Association head Shoji Muneoka said he hopes the world's two largest economies will hold negotiations to resolve their dispute.

Us May Ask Allies To Cover Base Budget Diversion

US may ask allies to cover base budget diversion

The US Department of Defense has suggested that allies make up military base budget shortfalls as a result of a planned diversion of funds to build the US-Mexico border wall.

The department has decided to reallocate about 1.8 billion dollars from US military bases in 19 countries.

Osaka Fails To Defend Us Open Title

Osaka fails to defend US Open title

Japan's tennis star Naomi Osaka dropped out of the US Open on Monday after suffering straight set losses to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the fourth round.

Bencic broke Osaka's serves from the outset. She accurately hit shots deep into the court and from near the net before winning the first set 7-5.

New Us Tariffs Impact Japanese Firms

New US tariffs impact Japanese firms

Japanese businesses are bracing for the impact of the additional tariffs the United States implemented on billions of dollars' worth of Chinese products on September 1.

Atsusuke Kawada, a senior researcher at the Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, says some Japanese companies doing business in the US have already started to increase inventory by importing from China ahead of time.

Report Blames Us Aegis Ship For 2017 Collision

Report blames US Aegis ship for 2017 collision

Japan's Transport Safety Board says a fatal collision between a US Aegis destroyer and a Philippine-registered container ship off the Izu Peninsula in 2017 was caused by the destroyer's poor lookout.

The collision occurred in June 2017, killing seven crew members of the destroyer USS Fitzgerald.

Jsdf, Us Army Hold Contest To Counter Cyberattacks

JSDF, US Army hold contest to counter cyberattacks

Members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces and the US military have held a competition to test their skills in coping with cyberattacks.

Twelve teams of experts from the Ground Self-Defense Force, the US Army Cyber School and others took part in the online competition.

Zarif To Visit Japan Amid Us Rift

Zarif to visit Japan amid US rift

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is expected to visit Japan this month, amid a growing rift with the United States.

Multiple diplomatic sources say final adjustments are being made for a visit by Zarif in late August as part of his tour of Asia.

Japan's Imports Of Us Meat Sluggish

Japan's imports of US meat sluggish

Japan's imports of beef and pork from members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact and the European Union increased in the first half of this year. Imports of pork from the United States dropped, while those of beef increased slightly.

The TPP free trade pact took effect in December, and the Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU took effect in February. Tariffs on US imports remained unchanged as Washington withdrew from the TPP.

Japan To Purchase 42 F-35b Fighter Jets From Us

Japan to purchase 42 F-35B fighter jets from US

Japan's defense ministry has formally decided to purchase state-of-the-art F-35B stealth fighter jets from the United States.

Completing a selection process that began in March, the defense ministry announced on Friday its decision to buy 42 of Lockheed Martin's F-35B fighter jets at cost of about 130 million dollars for each aircraft.

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.

Kono: Us Concerned About Impact Of Export Controls

Kono: US concerned about impact of export controls

The Japanese foreign minister says his US counterpart has raised concerns about the escalating row over export controls between Japan and South Korea.

Taro Kono spoke to reporters after a three-way meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.