Among G7 nations, Japan was the largest provider of development aid in response to the pandemic, but some are urging it to do even more.
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Aung Soe Moe says he has been attending online meetings with other diplomats participating in the civil disobedience movement around the world.
A Japanese Foreign Ministry official declined to comment on the pair's diplomatic status, saying only, "We will judge their status as we monitor how the situation in Myanmar evolves."
Experts suggest Japan, in partnership with ASEAN, broker talks between the junta and the National Unity Government as the country has ties with both sides.
In 2021, the U.K. will deploy an aircraft carrier and its strike group to East Asia, France will dispatch a naval vessel to Japan and Germany will send a frigate to the Indian Ocean.
The scholars expect Japan to take the lead in influencing China's conduct in line with international law and norms.
While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has grown concerned about the impact on the region of trade tensions between the United States and China, the 10-member group has high hopes that Japan and China will step up cooperation in spurring the regional economy ...
With the Group of Seven (G7) reaching agreement to push for the highest standards of regulation on Facebook Inc.'s proposed Libra digital currency, Japan plans to step up discussions on how to regulate and oversee the project that could offer faster and cheaper remittances. A ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have won some respite from U.S. pressure on trade for now, but analysts expect President Donald Trump to push Japan in a few months into making concessions on agriculture and automobiles as he looks for a major win to ...
With the growing demand for sake in the United States, American craft brewers are also getting in on the act — and giving Japan's "drink of the gods" their own twist.