Vladimir Putin

Liberalism 'obsolete', says Putin before G20 summit

Russian president says the liberal idea has 'outlived its purpose' as he praises the rise of populism in Europe and US.

Putin derides liberalism as 'obsolete' before G20 summit

AJ Impact

Japan's creaking pension system could deal Abe election blow

Fresh concern over the ageing nation's pensions system comes before national upper house elections due next month.

Japan's creaking pension system could deal Abe election blow

Shinzo Abe

Iran has 'no intentions' to make or use nuclear weapons, Abe says

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said Iran's Supreme Leader made the comment during a meeting in Tehran.

Iran has 'no intentions' to make or use nuclear weapons, Abe says

Iran

Japan's Abe urges Iran to play constructive role for peace

After talks with Japanese PM, Rouhani says Iran will never initiate war but will give crushing response to aggression.

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