Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

May 25, 2016

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

As Japanese authorities prepare for the two-day summit of Group of Seven leaders in central Japan from Thursday, travelers and commuters have begun to see a heightened vigilance level in the capital with more uniformed officers on the streets and other security measures implemented. ...

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 ...

Summit perks to include Mie sake, pearls and seafood

May 15, 2016

Summit perks to include Mie sake, pearls and seafood

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations can expect to be showered with a variety of luxuries and delicacies from Mie Prefecture, including sake and pearls, when the May 26-27 summit kicks off in the Ise-Shima region. Besides leading the talks as chairman, Prime ...