US, Japan to ‘move rapidly’ on trade deal says Hagerty

By Leika Kihara TOKYO, May 15 : The United States and Japan will “move rapidly” to get a trade deal under a new framework aimed at intensifying bilateral trade consultations, U.S. ambassador William Hagerty said, keeping pressure on Tokyo to open up protected markets like agriculture. U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo […]

China, Japan and S. Korea highlight unity amid N. Korea moves

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO, May 9 : China, Japan and South Korea agreed on Wednesday to cooperate in seeking the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying recent positive momentum must be matched by “concrete action” by North Korea. North Korea, which has been pursuing nuclear and […]

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 […]