Ldp Moves To Have Xi's Visit Called Off

LDP moves to have Xi's visit called off

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is moving to have a planned state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping called off following the enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong.

Xi's visit has already been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Imperial Couple's Visit To Uk Likely To Be Put Off

Imperial couple's visit to UK likely to be put off

The Japanese government is considering the postponement of the Imperial couple's visit to Britain amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Arrangements have been underway for the couple to spend about a week in the UK on a state visit in early May.

Xi's State Visit To Japan Postponed

Xi's state visit to Japan postponed

Japan and China have agreed to postpone Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak. Xi had been scheduled to arrive in Japan in early April.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in Tokyo on Thursday that Japan and Beijing will reschedule the visit.

Govt. On President Xi's April Visit To Japan

Govt. on President Xi's April visit to Japan

The Japanese government is expected to carefully review arrangements with China for a planned visit by President Xi Jinping, including a possible postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Japanese government maintains that at this moment it doesn't expect any changes in the schedule.

China's Top Diplomat Yang To Visit Japan Friday

China's top diplomat Yang to visit Japan Friday

Japan's foreign minister says China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi will likely visit Japan starting on Friday. Toshimitsu Motegi suggested that Yang will discuss President Xi Jinping's visit to Japan scheduled for April.

Motegi was speaking to his ruling party colleagues on Thursday about his phone talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the previous night.

Japan Continues Preparations For Xi's Visit

Japan continues preparations for Xi's visit

Japan plans to continue preparing for Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to the country, even though one of China's key political events has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

China's decision to put off the annual National People's Congress has raised doubts about Xi's planned visit to Japan.

Sources: Imperial Couple Likely To Visit Uk In May

Sources: Imperial couple likely to visit UK in May

NHK has learned that arrangements are being made for Japan's Imperial couple to make a state visit to Britain for about a week in early May.

The British royal household announced last month that Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako had accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth.

New Iaea Chief To Visit Japan Next Week

New IAEA chief to visit Japan next week

Japan's Foreign Ministry says the new head of the International Atomic Energy Agency will visit the country next week.

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi will visit Japan from Monday to Friday. This will be his first visit to Japan since he took office in December following the death of his predecessor Yukiya Amano from Japan.

Suga: Chinese President To Visit Japan As Planned

Suga: Chinese President to visit Japan as planned

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Japan is expected to take place in April as planned.

Suga told reporters on Tuesday that Japan is closely watching developments concerning China's National People's Congress.

Kono Calls For China's Action Before Xi's Visit

Kono calls for China's action before Xi's visit

Japan's defense minister urged Beijing to work toward improving the situation regarding China's increasing maritime activities ahead of President Xi Jinping's planned spring visit to Japan.

Taro Kono made the call Tuesday during a speech at Washington-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Buckingham Palace: Emperor, Empress To Visit Uk

Buckingham Palace: Emperor, Empress to visit UK

Buckingham Palace says Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will pay a state visit to the United Kingdom in the spring.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the palace says the Emperor and Empress accepted an invitation by Queen Elizabeth and that the couple will stay at Windsor Castle.