Xi Ready To Make State Visit To Japan Next Spring

Xi ready to make state visit to Japan next spring

The leaders of Japan and China discussed an upcoming state visit Thursday, as the pair met in Osaka. President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Japan next year as a state guest.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, "We'd like to welcome you to Japan as a state guest next year around the time cherry blossoms are in bloom and elevate Japan-china relations to a higher level."

Pope Francis To Visit Japan In November

Pope Francis to visit Japan in November

Pope Francis is set to make a four-day trip to Japan this November. It will be the first papal visit to the country since John Paul II came in 1981.

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Tokyo on November 23. The next day, he will visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima. In Nagasaki, he will pray at Urakami Cathedral, which was rebuilt following the atomic bombing of the city in 1945. In Hiroshima, he will commemorate atomic bombing victims at the Peace Memorial Museum.

Abe Briefs Trump About Iran Visit

Abe briefs Trump about Iran visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump has expressed gratitude for his visit to Iran and efforts to help ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Abe spoke with Trump by phone on Friday evening after returning to Japan from a trip to Iran.

Abe Set To Begin Visit To Iran

Abe set to begin visit to Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran from Wednesday to meet President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Abe will meet the two Iranian leaders in Tehran at a time of rising Middle East tensions caused by the rift between Iran and the United States.

Emperor Emeritus, Empress Emerita Visit Kyoto

Emperor Emeritus, Empress Emerita visit Kyoto

Emperor Emeritus Akihito is now in Kyoto with Empress Emerita Michiko to visit the mausoleums of his ancestors and report his abdication.

The Imperial couple arrived at Kyoto Station on Tuesday afternoon. They waved to the many people who had gathered in front of the station to welcome them.

Princess Mako To Visit Peru And Bolivia

Princess Mako to visit Peru and Bolivia

Princess Mako will visit Peru and Bolivia in July to attend ceremonies marking the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to those countries.

Princess Mako is the eldest daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino.

Abe Talks With Trump Ahead Of Iran Visit

Abe talks with Trump ahead of Iran visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have discussed the situation in the Middle East before Abe leaves for Iran.

During their phone call, Abe is believed to have told Trump he intends to urge Iran to ease tensions when he meets with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Crown Prince And Princess To Visit Poland, Finland

Crown Prince and Princess to visit Poland, Finland

Japan's Crown Prince and Princess Akishino will officially visit Poland and Finland next month to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic ties between Japan and the European countries.

The Imperial Household Agency said it was formally decided that Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko will make their 10-day official trip starting June 27.

Security High In Tokyo For Trump's Visit

Security high in Tokyo for Trump's visit

Tokyo police are beefing up security ahead of the state visit of US President Donald Trump. They are deploying a record number of officers for any visiting US president.

Trump is due to arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Saturday evening. He will stay for four days.

Trump Visit Involves Wide-ranging Security Steps

Trump visit involves wide-ranging security steps

Japanese police are mobilizing about 25,000 officers to provide security for US President Donald Trump, who will visit the country as a state guest from Saturday.

The record number of officers for any visiting US president is being deployed because Trump's itinerary includes not just Tokyo but also the neighboring prefectures of Chiba and Kanagawa.

Japan Bans Drones At 10 Locations For Trump Visit

Japan bans drones at 10 locations for Trump visit

The Japanese government has designated 10 sites in and around Tokyo as no-fly zones for drones during the visit of US President Donald Trump.

Trump will arrive in Japan as a state guest on Saturday. He is due to play golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and watch a sumo tournament on Sunday. On Monday, Trump will meet Emperor Naruhito and hold a summit with Abe.

Abe, Yang Discuss Xi's Planned Visit To Japan

Abe, Yang discuss Xi's planned visit to Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and China's top diplomat have agreed to further improve bilateral ties through the Chinese president's planned visit to Japan next month.

Abe met Chinese Communist Party Political Bureau member Yang Jiechi on Friday in Tokyo. Yang oversees China's foreign policy.