Japan, U.S. to hold antiterror talks


Japan and the United States will hold bilateral consultations this week in Tokyo on international terrorism in light of the Algerian hostage incident last month, which claimed the lives of both Japanese and U.S. citizens, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Among the participants expected at the meeting Thursday are Osamu Imai, ambassador in charge of international cooperation for countering terrorism, and Ambassador Jerry Lanier, principal deputy coordinator and acting coordinator at the U.S. State Department.