Japan and New Zealand agree to discuss easing travel restrictions

National Jun 4, 2020

Japan and New Zealand agree to discuss easing travel restrictions

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi agreed with his New Zealand counterpart Winston Peters on Thursday to proceed with discussions on resuming travel between the two countries as the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside. In a 15-minute telephone talk, the two "confirmed that preventing the spread of ...

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

Business May 17, 2017

Japan, New Zealand leaders affirm commitment to future of TPP

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart Bill English reiterated Wednesday in Tokyo their commitment to bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact into force soon despite the withdrawal of its biggest signatory economy, the United States. According to a joint press release, Abe ...

Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

Rugby Sep 23, 2016

Rugby fever draws Japan youth to New Zealand

by Min Jung Kim

The rising popularity of rugby in Japan is having spinoff effects for the nation's relationship with New Zealand as students increasingly choose to study in the rugby stronghold. After the Brave Blossoms' historic victory against South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in the ...

Japan-New Zealand TPP talks making slow progress: Amari

Business Mar 25, 2015

Japan-New Zealand TPP talks making slow progress: Amari

Japan-New Zealand negotiations on the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative are making slower progress compared to bilateral talks with other member countries, economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari said Wednesday. Talks with New Zealand have been "significantly delayed," Amari, Japan's point man for ...

Abe, New Zealand's Key vow TPP progress

National / Politics Mar 24, 2015

Abe, New Zealand's Key vow TPP progress

by Masaaki Kameda

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his New Zealand counterpart John Key pledged further cooperation Tuesday to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations soon. Speaking to reporters alongside Key at the prime minister's office in Tokyo, Abe said the two leaders also agreed to jointly address ...