AJ Impact

Energy vs alliances: Abe's Middle Eastern tightrope walk

Japan's prime minister meets Iran's leaders to reduce tensions with the US and protect energy supplies.

Energy vs alliances: Abe's Middle Eastern tightrope walk

AJ Impact

Japan says reducing carbon emissions is an 'urgent issue'

A new report restates the government's goal to increase the proportion of energy it derives from renewable sources.

Japan says reducing carbon emissions is an 'urgent issue'

Japan

Trump says US not seeking 'regime change' in Iran

On Tokyo visit, US President Trump tells Prime Minister Abe he backs Japan's efforts for talks with Iran amid standoff.

Japan

Trump opens state visit to Japan with jab at trade imbalance

The US President's four-day visit will include discussions about trade and North Korea with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Trump opens state visit to Japan with jab at trade imbalance

AJ Impact

As Trump heads to Tokyo, Japan's firms brace for trade war impact

Top manufacturers are concerned the dispute between China and the US will hurt their supply chains and markets.

As Trump heads to Tokyo, Japan's firms brace for trade war impact

Asia Pacific

US's Trump and Japan's Abe discuss North Korea after tests

Trump says he had a 'very good' call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea and trade.

US's Trump and Japan's Abe discuss North Korea after tests

Asia Pacific

Japan's PM wants to meet Kim for talks 'with open mind'

Abe has recently softened his rhetoric towards Pyongyang, calling for a summit with Kim.

Japan's Abe wants to meet Kim to talk 'frankly with an open mind'

Japan

Abe's ruling bloc suffers rare losses in Japan's by-election

Speculation is simmering that Abe will call a snap lower house election in tandem with the upper house poll this year.

Abe's ruling bloc suffers rare losses in Japan's by-election

Japan

Trump, Abe to discuss North Korea's denuclearisation

North Korea's denuclearisation to be discussed as Japan's PM plans April visit to US before Trump tours Japan in May.

Trade, North Korea on agenda for Trump-Abe talks

Japan

At 'big turning point', Japan's new Reiwa era approaches

The new imperial era begins on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne as the new emperor.

At 'big turning point', Japan's new Reiwa era approaches

Japan

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Some 434,000 people reject moving the base, but government in Tokyo says it will not derail relocation plan.

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Asia Pacific

Why is Japan's Abe also seeking to meet Kim?

Abe seeks 'diplomatic normalisation' of North Korean ties, long strained over denuclearisation and Japanese abductees.

Trump-Kim summit: What's at stake for Japan?

Russia

Putin hosting Abe for talks to break 70-year island deadlock

Tokyo and Moscow are locked in territorial dispute over four islands taken by Soviet army in last days of World War II.

Putin hosting Abe for talks to break 70-year island deadlock

Papua New Guinea

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea for APEC summit

About 4,000 military personnel, half of them foreign, will work with hundreds of police to patrol Port Moresby.

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea for APEC summit

Asia Pacific

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Japanese prime minister welcomes his Indian counterpart before the launch of formal talks in Tokyo on Monday.

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit