Security tightens in Tokyo and Mie ahead of summit

May 22, 2016

Security tightens in Tokyo and Mie ahead of summit

The superintendent-general of the Metropolitan Police Department has called for public cooperation in keeping the capital safe during the Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture later this week. “If you notice anything suspicious, please call the police immediately,” Superintendent-General Kiyotaka Takahashi said Saturday ...

May 21, 2016

'Brexit' in spotlight at G-7 meeting in Japan

Britain’s possible exit from the European Union took center stage at a Group of Seven (G-7) meeting in Japan on Saturday, as British Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) George Osborne warned a Brexit could doom trade deals with EU countries. The comments came ...

May 21, 2016

Japan to up infrastructure aid to developing nations to $200 billion

The government plans to expand financial assistance for infrastructure improvement and resources development in emerging countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, to $200 billion over the next five years, it was learned Friday. Tokyo earlier unveiled a plan to extend $110 billion over five ...