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DIPLOMACY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2018
Returning for two-week tour, former U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy reflects on her lifelong ties with Japan
Caroline Kennedy was in top form when she returned to Japan recently for a two-week visit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 21, 2018
Abe-Xi summit comes as Chinese leader looks to create united front amid U.S. trade war
At the upcoming summit in Beijing, President Shinzo Abe and Chinese leader Xi Jinping may form a united front in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist moves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 21, 2018
Ahead of Abe's visit to Beijing a look at Japan-China ties through the years
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to China from Thursday, which will include the first formal summit between the two countries' leaders since 2011 and comes as they mark the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, is expected to cap a warming trend in once chilly Sino-Japanese...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 18, 2018
Amidst global upheaval, diplomats and experts eye greater role for Japan
Despite the fraught global environment — with U.S.-China animosity mounting alongside a bevy of regional security concerns — Japan appears to be viewing the situation as a glass half-full scenario, according to leading experts, as well as current and former officials.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 16, 2018
Trump's China battles give Taiwan supporters renewed influence
Escalating tensions between the U.S. and China over trade, the South China Sea and recent arms sales are pushing Taiwan back into the American foreign policy spotlight, attracting Beijing's ire.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 12, 2018
The dis-United Nations
The U.N. faces daunting challenges in the age of Trumpism.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 9, 2018
Mike Pompeo faced hard bargain from start of his Pyongyang trip
From the moment U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday, North Korean officials made clear who was in control and how little space the top U.S. diplomat would have in setting the terms of the discussion that would follow.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2018
South Korean president Moon Jae-in floats possibility of Japan-North Korea summit
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday referred to the possibility of a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2018
Japan and Vietnam agree to cooperate on security in South China Sea
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, agreed Monday to work together to maintain peace and security in the South China Sea, where Hanoi is engaged in a territorial dispute with Beijing.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 9, 2018
Japan opposes withdrawal of U.S. troops from Korean Peninsula in potential denuclearization deal: Abe
Japan opposes any withdrawal of U.S. forces from the Korean Peninsula in exchange for North Korea's denuclearization, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in an interview with the Financial Times published Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 8, 2018
Shinzo Abe meets Hun Sen, expresses hope for Cambodia's development through democratic means
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday expressed hope for the development of Cambodia through a democratic process amid criticism from the international community over the Southeast Asian nation's latest election results.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 28, 2018
Japan and China agree to cooperate over North Korea's ship-to-ship transfers
Japan and China agreed Thursday to cooperate in handling ship-to-ship goods transfers by North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 26, 2018
Free trade and strengthening ties: Abe's speech to U.N.
The following is a translation provided by the Foreign Ministry of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 23, 2018
Abe departs for U.N. meeting in New York
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves for a five-day visit to New York where he plans to call for maintaining U.N. sanctions to achieve North Korea's denuclearization.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 23, 2018
U.S. experts laud Abe on election win but warn against pushing for constitutional amendment
American scholars largely gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe credit for his victory Thursday in the presidential election for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, acknowledging his stable stewardship over the past six years and the close relationships he has developed with U.S. President Donald Trump and...
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo works to replenish diplomatic ranks, restore morale after cuts under Tillerson
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has nearly doubled promotions of top American diplomats as he seeks to restore work relations with a staff alienated by his predecessor, Rex Tillerson.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 1, 2018
Japan and U.S. consider eighth Abe-Trump summit in late September
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump might hold another summit around Sept. 25 in the United States, Japanese government sources said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 1, 2018
Trump to skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea; Pence to attend
U.S. President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place, the White House said on Friday, an announcement that will raise questions about his commitment to a regional strategy to counter China.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 29, 2018
To counter China, West plans bigger footprint in Pacific, sources say
The United States, Australia, France and Britain will open new embassies in the Pacific, boost staffing levels, and engage with leaders of island nations more often in a bid to counter China's rising influence in the region, sources have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 28, 2018
China and Japan slowly learning to cooperate in the age of Trump
Finance Minister Taro Aso will travel to Beijing later this week for a meeting with Chinese counterpart Liu Kun that is likely to demonstrate the improving relationship between the world's second- and third-largest economies.

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