North Korea told Japan that it may raise in any future bilateral talks the subject of wartime labor during Tokyo's occupation of the Korean Peninsula until the end of World War II, diplomatic sources...Full News..
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Washington is seeking to include an agreement to prevent competitive currency devaluations in any trade deal with Japan. The United States...Full News..
After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe replaced members of his Cabinet in an Oct. 2 reshuffle, Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi became minister for promoting the dynamic engagement of all citizens as well as seven other...Full News..
Japan's defense chief on Monday warned the country faces a tough security environment, with China and Russia stepping up military activity and North Korea posing "imminent threats". Defense...Full News..
Finance ministers and officials from Japan and China are to meet in Beijing on Aug 31, a Japanese official said Friday, a sign of improving ties amid Sino-U.S. trade tensions. Japanese Finance...Full News..
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given up his plan to visit Iran this summer as the first Japanese leader in 40 years, government sources said Tuesday, as U.S. President Donald Trump has taken an...Full News..
A candidate backed by the ruling coalition won the tight Niigata gubernatorial election Sunday, boding well for the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is facing cronyism allegations and...Full News..
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday accused other countries of "robbing" the United States on trade and threatened to stop doing business with them altogether as he pushed his "America First"...Full News..
Bruising for a fight, President Donald Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, confronting longtime U.S. allies over a burgeoning trade dispute and insisting Russia should be brought...Full News..
The government will oblige senior officials to take courses aimed at preventing sexual harassment following a series of revelations of improper behavior involving high-ranking bureaucrats, a...Full News..
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday instructed his ministers to draw up measures to prevent any further improper handling of official documents following a series of scandals that have damaged...Full News..
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government sought on Monday to put behind it the worst of a suspected cronyism scandal that has clouded Abe's chances for re-election, as his finance minister said he'd...Full News..
apan has reached a turning point in deciding whether it will continue to advocate “pressure” on North Korea, as its close ally, the United States, has leaned toward dialogue with...Full News..
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday that Japan will make efforts to contribute to the success of the unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit, which President Donald Trump reinstated the previous...Full News..
SINGAPORE- As international defense chiefs gather at a conference in Singapore this weekend, U.S. officials will face a barrage of questions from allies struggling to unravel the chaotic fits and...Full News..
TOKYO – In a sign the country is opening up its insular job market, the Japanese government decided Tuesday to welcome more than 500,000 foreign workers through fiscal 2025 to offset the labor...Full News..
Tariffs on steel, threats of car import levies and intense pressure for a two-way economic deal: despite warm personal ties, U.S. President Donald Trump is giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a...Full News..
SEOUL - A top North Korean general is headed for the United States in what would be the highest-profile visit in years, reports said Tuesday as the two countries prepare for a momentous...Full News..
Japan's prime minister on Friday warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Japan will not provide major economic assistance unless the North resolves the issue of Japanese citizens it abducted...Full News..
BEIJING : Japan must change its tune and adopt a new approach toward North Korea if it really wants to join the diplomatic fray in affecting rapidly evolving developments on the Korean Peninsula, the...Full News..
BEIJING: No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on...Full News..
Tokyo- Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday that bilateral talks on trade under a new framework led by him and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer won't begin until...Full News..
Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Saturday Shinzo Abe is unlikely to win a third term in September's Liberal Democratic Party presidential election, citing the public's growing...Full News..
TOKYO- Opposition parties stepped up their calls Wednesday for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife to testify at the Diet over a murky state-owned land sale to a school operator, as they were left...Full News..
TOKYO- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife, Finance Minister Taro Aso and their top aides did not give instructions to change documents about a land deal at the heart of a suspected cronyism scandal,...Full News..
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a South Korean representative on Tuesday he wants talks with North Korea, called to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs, to resolve a dispute...Full News..
Intraparty moves have begun in the run-up to September’s Liberal Democratic Party presidential election. The likely candidates are focusing on how to handle the race. This is the first installment...Full News..
The Japanese government has approved a bill to lower the minimum age to conclude consumer contracts from 20 to 18, in line with the expected lowering of the adulthood age in the Civil Code. The...Full News..
The Japanese government budget for promoting artificial intelligence in fiscal 2018 is less than 20 percent the amount to be spent by the U.S. and Chinese governments, a Kyodo News tally found,...Full News..
The Japanese government is set to reject compensation for some families of survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings living abroad due to the statute of limitation, plaintiffs and other sources said...Full News..
U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty on Friday stressed that U.S. President Donald Trump's primary focus is on security, not trade. He said the U.S. is trying to make more advanced weapons...Full News..
WASHINGTON - urged Japanese automakers Monday to reduce exports from Japan and Mexico while beefing up production in the United States so as to slash the huge U.S. trade deficit with...Full News..
BEIJING: Communist Party leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday unveiled the lineup of the ruling Communist Party's highest body who will rule alongside him as he embarks on a second five-year term as party...Full News..
The UN and international aid agencies on Tuesday said the number of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar rose to 480,000 as their influx crossing the border started increasing...Full News..
Seven members of the United Nations Security Council, including the United States and Britain, on Friday asked UN chief Antonio Guterres to publicly brief the 15-member body next week on the violence...Full News..
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called US President Donald Trump's address to the United Nations "the sound of a dog barking", brushing aside Trump's remarks that the United States may be...Full News..
Accusing the government of having failed to ensure proper management to tackle Rohingya crisis, BNP on Sunday called upon it to engage army for the proper distribution of relief materials among...Full News..
General secretary of the ruling Awami League and also Road Transport and Bridges minister, Obaidul Quader, said that the ruling AL government led by Sheikh Hasina will serve as supporting government...Full News..
BNP on Tuesday alleged that the government is not providing shelter to the Rohingyas fleeing from violence-hit Myanmar to brand itself as an 'anti-Muslim administration' to the global...Full News..
BNP on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for what it said seeking votes from flood victims for her party while distributing relief materials in Gaibandha and Bogra on...Full News..
BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed said the government is finally coming to the right path with its decision to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s verdict that revoked the 16th...Full News..
The government is preparing to file a review petition against the Supreme Court (SC) verdict on the 16th amendment to the Constitution that scrapped Parliament’s authority to remove judges on the...Full News..
Law minister Anisul Huq has said that the government would take initiative to expunge the ‘objectionable matters’ in the16th amendment judgment. In his formal reaction to the SC judgement on...Full News..
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the hajj pilgrims to seek mercy of Almighty Allah while offering their prayers in the holy mosques for allowing the Muslims as well as people of other faiths in...Full News..
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's dream of shepherding the first-ever amendment to the Japanese Constitution may have slipped from his fingertips after weekend polls showed a plunge in support for his...Full News..
A Japanese opposition leader born to a Taiwanese father and Japanese mother released legal documents Tuesday to prove she only has Japanese nationality. Renho Murata, head of the Democratic Party,...Full News..
Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced Monday that Tokyo will contribute $1 billion over two years through March 2019 to assist children and youth as part of U.N. efforts to combat poverty...Full News..
AFP: Nearly half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in squalid Bangladeshi camps face staying "for some more time", the UN high commissioner for refugees said Monday. Filippo Grandi,...Full News..
BNP chief Khaleda Zia has moved the High Court to cross-examine five witnesses in the Zia Charitable Trust case after a petition to do so was turned down in the trial court. The petition was...Full News..
The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order that rejected a petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking its order for re-investigation into a portion of Zia Orphanage Graft case...Full News..
'The allocation for the health sector, which is is a very bad shape, is too inadequate to ensure its proper development' Terming the government an unelected one, BNP Secretary General Mirza...Full News..
The value-added tax has been a matter of much controversy as businesses implored the government to lower the proposed rate. “I think I will be able to satisfy the business community by...Full News..
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to face trial for the Barapukuria coalmine graft charges as the Supreme Court has turned down her petition. Khaleda and 15 others are accused of causing a loss...Full News..