Princess Kako To Visit Austria, Hungary

Princess Kako to visit Austria, Hungary

Princess Kako, the second daughter of Japan's Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, has left for her first official trip abroad to Austria and Hungary.

The princess left Tokyo's Haneda airport for Austria on Sunday morning. She was seen off by Imperial Household Agency officials.

Abe To Visit India As Early As December

Abe to visit India as early as December

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed that Abe will visit India as early as December.

They held talks for 45 minutes in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Thursday on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum.

S.korean Lawmakers Visit Takeshima, Japan Protests

S.Korean lawmakers visit Takeshima, Japan protests

The Japanese government has protested to South Korea over a visit by South Korean lawmakers to the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan.

South Korea controls the islands. Japan claims them.

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.

Mourners Continue To Visit Arson Site

Mourners continue to visit arson site

Anime fans from around the world continue to visit Kyoto to mourn the victims of the arson attack on a famous animation studio one month ago.

Thirty-five people were killed and 34 others were injured after a man spread gasoline and set fire to the studio of Kyoto Animation.

China's Vice President Planning Japan Visit

China's vice president planning Japan visit

Officials from Japan and China are arranging for Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to visit Japan in October to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.

Diplomatic sources say the officials are preparing for Wang to attend the October 22 event.

Katsushika Ward Officials To Postpone Seoul Visit

Katsushika Ward officials to postpone Seoul visit

Tokyo's Katsushika Ward intends to postpone a planned visit by its officials to its sister district in Seoul due to the row between Japan and South Korea.

Katsushika Ward and Seoul's Mapo District are sister districts. For over a decade, their officials have paid reciprocal visits to promote friendly ties.

Russian Pm May Visit Japan-claimed Island

Russian PM may visit Japan-claimed island

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev may visit one of the four Russian-controlled islands that Japan claims as early as Friday.

The prime minister arrived on Thursday at Sakhalin's capital, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and conferred with the acting governor of the region.

Prince Hisahito To Visit Bhutan

Prince Hisahito to visit Bhutan

Japan's Prince Hisahito will make a 10-day visit to Bhutan later this month. It will be his first overseas trip.

Twelve-year-old Prince Hisahito is the son of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino.

Japan Protests To Russia Over Planned Visit

Japan protests to Russia over planned visit

Japanese officials say they are protesting a planned visit by the Russian Prime Minister to an island which is controlled by Russia and claimed by Japan.

Officials in Etorofu Island say Dmitry Medvedev is making arrangements to visit the island via Sakhalin as early as August, and that local officials are making preparations.

Medvedev May Visit Japan-claimed Island

Medvedev may visit Japan-claimed island

Sources say Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit one of the four Russian-controlled islands that Japan claims.

Officials in Etorofu Island say Medvedev is making arrangements to visit the island via Sakhalin as early as August, and that local officials are making preparations.

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.