Abe embarks on five-day European tour

National / Politics Oct 16, 2018

Abe embarks on five-day European tour

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tuesday for a five-day European tour that will take him to Spain, France and Belgium, during which he will attend a biennial conference and hold talks with world leaders. Referring to the Asia-Europe meeting set to start Thursday in Brussels, ...

National / Politics | FOCUS Jul 17, 2016

Abe, Li try to move on despite choppy seas

by Sophie Jackman

Despite vociferous rhetoric and confrontations over the South China Sea at the Asia-Europe Meeting, Japan's prime minister and China's premier took care to ensure their meeting could be viewed as a small step forward in bilateral relations. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier ...

National / Politics Oct 17, 2014

Abe greets Chinese Premier Li at Asia-Europe summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchanged greetings with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday during a gathering of Asian and European leaders, a senior government official said Friday. Abe and Li, the second-highest ranking official in the Chinese Communist Party, shook hands with a smile while ...

Abe woos business leaders in Italy ahead of ASEM summit

National / Politics Oct 16, 2014

Abe woos business leaders in Italy ahead of ASEM summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday sang Japan's praises to a group of businesspeople before the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), apparently hoping to attract overseas investment at a time when "Abenomics" appears stuck in a rut. At a meeting attended by around 300 people, including business ...

National / Politics Oct 14, 2014

Abe to attend ASEM summit in Italy this week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan starting Thursday, the government said Tuesday. Abe plans to meet bilaterally with other leaders and attend a meeting between Japan and the Nordic-Baltic Eight group for regional cooperation, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide ...

National Oct 9, 2014

Abe may meet Putin for informal talks next week in Italy

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering making informal contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 16 and 17, according to government sources. Abe hopes that staying in touch with the Russian leader will help make progress ...

National / Politics Nov 12, 2013

Tokyo ready for talks on Arctic with Nordic, Baltic nations

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday expressed Tokyo's readiness to closely communicate with Nordic and Baltic countries over its possible involvement in the development of the resource-rich Arctic. Japan shares with Norway, Estonia and six other European countries the "principles of using resources in a ...