Oct 17, 2014

Abe greets Chinese Premier Li at Asia-Europe summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchanged greetings with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday during a gathering of Asian and European leaders, a senior government official said Friday. Abe and Li, the second-highest ranking official in the Chinese Communist Party, shook hands with a smile ...

Abe woos business leaders in Italy ahead of ASEM summit

Oct 16, 2014

Abe woos business leaders in Italy ahead of ASEM summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday sang Japan’s praises to a group of businesspeople before the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), apparently hoping to attract overseas investment at a time when “Abenomics” appears stuck in a rut. At a meeting attended by around 300 people, including ...

Oct 14, 2014

Abe to attend ASEM summit in Italy this week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan starting Thursday, the government said Tuesday. Abe plans to meet bilaterally with other leaders and attend a meeting between Japan and the Nordic-Baltic Eight group for regional cooperation, Chief Cabinet Secretary ...

Oct 9, 2014

Abe may meet Putin for informal talks next week in Italy

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering making informal contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 16 and 17, according to government sources. Abe hopes that staying in touch with the Russian leader will help make ...

Nov 12, 2013

Japan resolved to contribute to global growth: Kishida

Japan is determined to help promote global economic growth by reviving its own economy through “Abenomics,” the aggressive economic policy mix of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said. Liberalizing trade and investment, and facilitating economic alliances with other countries and regions ...

Nov 12, 2013

Tokyo ready for talks on Arctic with Nordic, Baltic nations

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday expressed Tokyo’s readiness to closely communicate with Nordic and Baltic countries over its possible involvement in the development of the resource-rich Arctic. Japan shares with Norway, Estonia and six other European countries the “principles of using resources in ...