Trump, Japan’s Abe seek consensus on North Korea amid strains

By Steve Holland WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Apr 17 : U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will seek common ground on how to deal with North Korea’s nuclear challenge on Tuesday amid fears in Tokyo that Trump might be prone to make too many concessions. Abe is due to arrive at […]

Japan says G20 communique to reflect fears of protectionism, gap remains

By Leika Kihara BUENOS AIRES, Mar 20 : Group of 20 finance leaders will likely reflect many members’ concerns over “inward-looking” policies like protectionism in a communique to be issued on Tuesday, Japan’s vice finance minister Minoru Kihara said. In a sign negotiations over the communique’s wording were ongoing, however, another senior Japanese finance ministry […]

Coincheck reports to regulators over cryptocurrency heist as investors withdraw $373 mln

By Thomas Wilson and Taiga Uranaka TOKYO, Feb 13 : Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc, under pressure to better safeguard investors after the daring theft of $530 million of digital money last month, said it had on Tuesday filed a report with regulators on the hacking. The Financial Services Agency ordered Coincheck to raise its […]

China declares intention to improve ties with Japan

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Jan 28 : China hopes to work with Japan to establish more cordial relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart on Sunday, aiming to move on from a series of disputes, some dating back to before World War Two. China and Japan have sparred frequently about their painful […]

Japan’s Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Oct 23 : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favour revising Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution, signalled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed. Parties in favour of amending the U.S.-drafted charter won nearly […]

Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe’s nearly five-year rule

By Linda Sieg TOKYO, Oct 22 : Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that will determine if he has the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Media forecasts show Abe’s gamble on the […]