Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

Dec 8, 2016

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month — but he won’t be. In 1951, then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida made a brief visit during a ...

Dec 8, 2016

Tokyo, Moscow mull joint statement following leaders' summit

Japan and Russia are mulling the release of a statement calling for talks on joint economic activities on Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands following the leaders’ bilateral meeting next week, Japanese government sources said. The envisioned joint statement, to be issued after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Abe, Trump to meet in U.S. around Jan. 27: source

Dec 6, 2016

Abe, Trump to meet in U.S. around Jan. 27: source

Japan and the United States are arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President-elect Donald Trump to meet in the U.S. around Jan. 27, just a week after Trump’s inauguration as president, a source close to bilateral relations said Tuesday. Abe and Trump held ...

Dec 5, 2016

Japanese banks eye ¥95 billion in loans to Russia's Gazprom

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and other banks are making final arrangements to jointly extend some ¥95 billion ($831 million) in loans to Russia’s state-run gas firm Gazprom, sources close to the matter said Monday. A contract is expected to be concluded during ...