Abe departs for G-7 summit in Italy, trip to Malta

National / Politics May 25, 2017

Abe departs for G-7 summit in Italy, trip to Malta

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Italy on Thursday to participate in the summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations and hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders before heading to Malta. Abe has said he wants to make North ...

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

National May 25, 2016

Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit

As Japanese authorities prepare for the two-day summit of Group of Seven leaders in central Japan from Thursday, travelers and commuters have begun to see a heightened vigilance level in the capital with more uniformed officers on the streets and other security measures implemented. Although ...

Mie sake brewers vie to be tasted at G-7 banquet

National Feb 12, 2016

Mie sake brewers vie to be tasted at G-7 banquet

As the Group of Seven summit that Japan will host in May in Mie Prefecture nears, local sake breweries are hoping the government will select their brand to be used for toasts during the banquet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will host at the two-day ...