Oct 19, 2016

Business tops Abe's talks with Brazil's Temer

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer, agreed Wednesday to pursue economic cooperation in infrastructure projects, while the new Brazilian president seeks foreign investment in a bid to shore up the nation’s battered economy. The two leaders reached a deal ...

Abe-Putin summit to open door to isle row solution

| Oct 17, 2016

Abe-Putin summit to open door to isle row solution

When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in the Russian resort town of Sochi in May, they agreed on one thing: the need for a new approach to settling the dispute over four islands off Hokkaido. The islands, which the ...

Oct 14, 2016

Japan holding back payment to UNESCO

Japan is facing an uphill battle in its attempt to wield influence at UNESCO. The government confirmed Friday that it has not paid Japan’s ¥3.85 billion contribution to the U.N. body this year in an apparent effort to push for reforms of the Memory ...