Touching on the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi in February, Hagerty argued it was “not a failure, as some have portrayed it.”
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The American envoy said Trump has great confidence in the prime minister and that the U.S. hopes he will have “productive engagements that lead to progress.”
Tokyo should put pressure on the Hong Kong government to withdraw a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China, given Japan's strong economic ties with the former British territory and the large number of mutual visits by tourists, a high-profile pro-democracy activist ...
Days before the trip, high-ranking Japanese diplomats started emphasizing a somewhat unexpected message: Abe is not visiting Iran as a mediator nor messenger.
Remains of the pilot of an Air Self-Defense Force F-35A stealth jet fighter that went missing off Aomori Prefecture on April 9 have been retrieved from the ocean, Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Friday. The remains were found Wednesday and identified as those of Maj. ...
Progress in the long-standing territorial dispute over Russian-held islands off Hokkaido remained elusive during a meeting between Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
Instead, it appears Tokyo was able to avoid the embarrassments that Trump is famous for.
Officials and experts say the top priority for President Donald Trump’s during his state visit is to show off his friendship with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and highlight a strong Japan-U.S. alliance.
Rarely have Maritime Self-Defense Force ships garnered this much attention. On April 30, the Izumo helicopter carrier — one of Japan's two largest and arguably most controversial naval vessels — set off for a three-month deployment and this month it conducted two quadrilateral naval exercises ...
Tokyo cites a 1965 pact that explicitly declares all compensation issues have been “settled completely and finally.”