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Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

May 3, 2016

Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande have confirmed that their two countries will step up cooperation in combating terrorism. They also shared concern during their meeting in Paris about China’s ongoing militarization of the South China Sea, while agreeing on the ...

May 2, 2016

Italy, Japan urge G-7 to splash out for growth

Italy and Japan want the upcoming Group of Seven leaders summit to send a “strong signal” of support for using flexible budget policies to stimulate the slowing global economy, the leaders of the two countries said Monday. At the start of a European tour ...

May 1, 2016

G-7 energy chiefs discuss investment for stable energy supplies

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) countries started two days of talks in Kitakyushu on Sunday, focusing first on promoting investment in production, infrastructure and technology to ensure stable energy supplies. Gathering in Fukuoka Prefecture, ministers and representatives from Britain, Canada, France, ...

May 1, 2016

Bhutan's leader pushes for new economic proposals beyond ODA

Bhutan’s prime minister says his country wants to build a cooperative economic relationship with Japan beyond the current ties based on conventional official developmental assistance. “Your friendship matters a lot and has helped Bhutan grow,” Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said in an exclusive interview ...