Trade talks are likely to differ substantially in style compared to those under Donald Trump, but Biden is still likely to push for greater market access and make tough demands.
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In 2003, the government unveiled a plan to have women occupy 30% of leadership positions in 2020 but failed to achieve the target.
The trade pact could create momentum for a shift away from the protectionism pushed by Trump and a return to multilateralism.
The industry ministry has set up a council with members of the private sector to explore the issue, including how to secure a stable supply of the energy source.
Japan will likely have no choice but to stick to its current foreign policy since the next Cabinet will only have a year in office.
Japan has agreed with 68 countries to offer medical devices after securing ¥48 billion in coronavirus-related aid expenses in the extra budget for fiscal 2020.
If Japan and China can reach an agreement on reciprocal travel, the chairman of Asia's biggest online travel agency sees outbound travel spiking from pent-up demand.
The government has maintained a distant attitude about the crisis compared with countries such as France and India, according to residents and environmental groups.
As the summer vacation season arrives, many of Japan's hotels are betting that an emphasis on safety measures rather than low prices will be the best way to attract wary customers amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. As they seek to make up for lost sales ...
Pereric Hoegberg wants Japanese fathers to take a more active role in parenting.