National Topics

Oct 12, 2016

Abe eager to accept agriculture workers from abroad

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed Wednesday his eagerness to start accepting foreign workers for the agriculture sector in Japan. Accepting foreign agriculture workers is “one of the priority issues,” Abe told a Budget Committee meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of ...

Philippines' Duterte to meet Abe, Emperor this month

Oct 11, 2016

Philippines' Duterte to meet Abe, Emperor this month

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make a three-day visit to Japan starting Oct. 25, his first since taking office in June, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Duterte is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and meet with Emperor Akihito, the ...

Oct 11, 2016

Russia requests Japan's cooperation on farm exports and energy

Russia has requested Japan’s support for agricultural exports and energy development as part of intensifying negotiations on bilateral economic cooperation ahead of President Vladimir Putin’s talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in December, according to sources. Some of the projects on Russia’s 68-point list ...

Oct 10, 2016

Tokyo Gov. Koike, IOC chief Bach may meet Oct. 18

Arrangements are being made for Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike to meet with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Oct. 18 when the latter is scheduled to be in Japan, a source said Sunday. Koike is currently considering making changes to some already-decided competition ...