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

Asia Pacific

'A new phase': China, Japan pledge to forge closer ties

Traditional Asian rivals agree to work together to boost economic ties amid rising trade tensions with Washington.

Asia

Shinzo Abe's visit to China a sign of warming relations

Japan and China are set to thaw a seven-year cooling of relations amid Beijing's worsening trade war with the US.

Shinzo Abe's visit to China a sign of warming relations

Japan

Japan's Shinzo Abe wins ruling party leadership vote

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party vote sets Abe on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister.

Japan's Shinzo Abe wins ruling party leadership vote

Russia

Putin wants to end 70-year-old dispute with Japan over islands

Russia and Japan are involved in a dispute over Kuril islands, captured by the Soviet Union at World War II's end.

Europe

Russia to hold biggest war games since Cold War

NATO to monitor Russia's September drill of 300,000 troops, 1,000 aircraft, two naval fleets and all its airborne units.

Russia to hold biggest war games since Cold War

Japan

Japan's Abe nixes trip abroad as floods kill 114

Flooding and landslides caused by record rains are believed to have killed more than 100 people, with scores missing.

Japan's PM Abe cancels overseas trip after floods kill 114

Japan

At least 30 killed, dozens missing as rain pounds Japan

More than 1.6 million ordered to evacuate their homes as torrential rain continues to hit parts of Japan.

Reporter's Notebook

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

First summit with China and South Korea in years offers Japan's prime minister a chance to take focus off declining popularity.

Time for Shinzo Abe to enter the spotlight

Japan

Japan seeks 'maximum pressure' on N Korea before talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Trump in April to align strategy aimed at Pyongyang giving up its nuclear programme.

Japan eyes 'maximum pressure' on N Korea ahead of talks

Japan

Akie Abe accused in land sale scandal

Japan’s first lady has not commented.

Akie Abe accused in land sale scandal