Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

Apr 11, 2015

Japan, EU to hold summit on May 29 in Tokyo: sources

Japan and the European Union will hold an annual summit on May 29 in Tokyo to discuss their potential free trade agreement and security cooperation, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica ...

Apr 11, 2015

Japan, U.S. to resume working-level TPP talks Wednesday

Japan and the United States will resume working-level bilateral talks in Tokyo on Wednesday as part of Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral free trade negotiations. During the talks, the two countries hope to reach draft agreements on the contentious areas of auto trade and farm tariffs ...

Mar 23, 2015

Japan ready to host world's first 'otaku' summit

Organizers are getting ready to host the world’s first otaku (geek) summit this weekend as Japan looks to boost the international fan base for its manga and anime. Like-minded enthusiasts from at least 18 nations will converge on the Otaku Expo on Saturday and ...

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

Feb 20, 2015

Obama: Muslims must fight 'twisted interpretations of Islam'

President Barack Obama called on the world Thursday to confront efforts to use Islam to justify violence, saying Muslim communities in particular have a responsibility to push back on “twisted interpretations of Islam.” With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in ...

Biden: Including immigrants key to stopping extremism in U.S.

Feb 18, 2015

Biden: Including immigrants key to stopping extremism in U.S.

The United States must ensure that immigrants are fully included in the fabric of American society to prevent violent ideologies from taking root at home, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday as he opened a White House summit on countering extremism and radicalization. Joining ...