Jul 14, 2014

Abe calls for talks with Xi at APEC summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he is seeking to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a regional meeting in Beijing in November, the latest call from Tokyo for face-to-face talks amid testy diplomatic relations. Abe pointed to the two nations’ huge trading ...

Jul 9, 2014

WTO heavyweights to launch tariff talks on green goods

Japan and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization said Tuesday that they will start negotiations to cut tariffs on green products such as wind turbines and solar panels. The 14 countries and regions, which includes the United States, the European Union and ...

APEC summit eyed to repair China ties

Apr 28, 2014

APEC summit eyed to repair China ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recognizes that the Pacific Rim leaders’ meeting later this year in Beijing will present an opportunity to improve strained relations with China, Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Monday. “I told him we should consider APEC as one possible target,” Masuzoe, ...

APEC's CEOs urged to keep faith in 'Abenomics'

Oct 7, 2013

APEC's CEOs urged to keep faith in 'Abenomics'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tried Monday to persuade Asia-Pacific business leaders to have confidence in his economic strategy, pledging to concurrently pursue growth and fiscal discipline while its central bank buys up government debt to artificially stoke 2 percent inflation. Speaking at a business ...

Oct 6, 2013

Abe off to Bali for APEC, TPP meetings

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Indonesia on Sunday to join key defense and trade meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders, where cooperation on creating free trade areas will top the agenda. Abe departed Kansai International Airport after attending a conference in Kyoto. He will later ...

Oct 5, 2013

APEC ministers call for region's greater economic integration

The trade and foreign ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on Saturday jointly called for the region’s further economic integration as talks on key free trade deals continued on the Indonesian island of Bali. “We reaffirm our commitment to achieve a Free Trade ...