May 18, 2017

U.S. energy chief Perry likely to visit Japan in June

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry may visit Japan in early June to have talks with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, sources said. Their talks are expected to cover the situation of struggling electronics and machinery maker Toshiba, including the reconstruction of ...

New Russian development chief eager to bolster trade with Japan

Mar 24, 2017

New Russian development chief eager to bolster trade with Japan

Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin expressed eagerness Friday to boost trade with Japan, a Japanese government official said. The two nations have been trying to expand business ties party to make progress on a territorial dispute that has prevented them from signing a peace ...

Feb 22, 2017

Industry ministry to keep rooms locked during the day

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said it will lock its offices during daytime hours starting Monday, with the aim of preventing unauthorized entry of nonemployees. The ministry hopes the move will build trust in its security policy, as it handles sensitive information, ...

/ Jan 12, 2017

Abe's Russia visit likely in April, Moscow official says

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov suggested Wednesday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned visit to Russia will take place in April. Shuvalov hinted at the prospect during his meeting in Moscow with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko. Abe earlier indicated his ...

Russia, Japan agree to promote economic cooperation in Russian Far East

Nov 5, 2016

Russia, Japan agree to promote economic cooperation in Russian Far East

Trade minister Hiroshige Seko and Russian Far East development minister Alexander Galushka agreed Friday to promote economic development projects in Russia's Far East ahead of a summit between their leaders in December, Japanese government officials said. Tokyo is hoping to use bilateral economic cooperation to ...

East Asia trade chiefs vow to promote free trade talks

Oct 29, 2016

East Asia trade chiefs vow to promote free trade talks

The trade chiefs of Japan, China and South Korea agreed in a trilateral meeting Saturday to promote negotiations on free trade and cooperation in the energy sector. They also vowed to urge more trade and investment around the globe and cooperate on hosting the Olympics. The ...