/ Apr 6, 2017

Trump's hawkish stance on North to test antsy Abe's diplomacy

The U.S. government's stance of keeping all options, including military action, "on the table" to deal with North Korea is testing the nerves of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his administration. North Korea's latest ballistic missile test Wednesday prompted questions about what Tokyo intends to ...

Nov 7, 2016

Japan's JET Programme marks 30th anniversary

Alumni and current participants in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme vowed Monday to continue to act as bridges between Japanese and overseas communities as they gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of the government project. "As more and more Japanese companies look to expand ...

Japan, U.S. to set up conference to exchange train technology information

Nov 9, 2015

Japan, U.S. to set up conference to exchange train technology information

Japan and the United States agreed Monday to set up a bilateral conference to exchange information about advanced train technology as Tokyo steps up its efforts to export Japanese high-speed rail systems. Transport minister Keiichi Ishii and his U.S. counterpart, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, agreed ...

Apr 3, 2014

Obama may visit Japan around April 23-25

The United States and Japan are trying to schedule for President Barack Obama to visit Tokyo sometime between April 23 and 25, a Japanese government source said Wednesday. Japan plans to welcome Obama as a state guest, the first U.S. president to be accorded such ...