Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Sep 14, 2016

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to travel to Cuba to shore up relations with one of the world’s few other remaining Communist states, officials said Wednesday, months after U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Caribbean island. Li will visit Cuba to discuss “how to ...

Imperial Couple lay flowers at Filipino war monument

Jan 29, 2016

Imperial Couple lay flowers at Filipino war monument

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited a memorial to Japanese war dead southeast of Manila on Friday to commemorate those who died in the Philippines in some of the conflict’s fiercest fighting. The Imperial Couple bowed their heads and laid white flowers before the ...

Jan 22, 2016

Tokyo, Moscow to arrange Abe's unofficial visit to Russia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Friday that the two countries will arrange an unofficial visit to Russia by Abe prior to Putin’s proposed trip to Japan. During telephone talks, Abe and Putin also confirmed their countries’ cooperation, ...

Dec 29, 2015

Abe's wife visits Yasukuni Shrine

First lady Akie Abe posted a Facebook update on Monday, the same day Japan and South Korea struck a landmark deal to resolve the “comfort women” issue, that she visited Yasukuni Shrine, presumably in the last couple of days. Noting that this year marks ...

Abe off to India for talks with Modi on nuclear technology pact

Dec 11, 2015

Abe off to India for talks with Modi on nuclear technology pact

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Friday for a three-day visit to India, where he will meet with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to discuss a proposed bilateral nuclear cooperation treaty. Speaking to reporters at his office before departure from Tokyo International Airport at Haneda, ...