Japan

Yasukuni: caught in controversy as Japan struggles with history

As Yasukuni marks 150 years since it was founded, the decision to enshrine war criminals casts a shadow over the shrine.

Yasukuni: caught in controversy as Japan struggles with history

Japan

Outrage after homeless men denied refuge from Typhoon Hagibis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises to take action after two men were denied entry to a Tokyo storm shelter.

Outrage after homeless men denied refuge from Typhoon Hagibis

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'Not the whole enchilada': US inks limited trade deal with Japan

With improvements in access for US agricultural goods, officials hope agreement will pave the way for wider accord.

'Not the whole enchilada': US inks limited trade deal with Japan

Japan

Japan PM seeks meeting with N Korea's Kim despite missile launch

Abe wants to discuss the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korean agents.

Japan PM seeks meeting with N Korea's Kim despite missile launch

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US and Japan sign limited trade deal, but leave out autos

US President Donald Trump said the deal would open up Japanese markets to some $7bn worth of US products annually.

US and Japan sign limited trade deal, but leave out autos

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US and Japan reach preliminary trade deal

US President Donald Trump told Congress that he expects to enter into agreements in the coming weeks.

US and Japan reach preliminary trade deal

Japan

Japan PM picks new foreign, defence ministers in reshuffle

Shinjiro Koizumi, 38-year-old son of former premier Junichiro Koizumi brought in to head environment ministry.

Japan PM picks new foreign, defence ministers in reshuffle

Japan

Japan's Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering

Gesture marking 74th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender likely to draw backlash from China, South Korea.

Japan's Abe skips Yasukuni shrine visit but sends offering

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Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

Japan's senior government spokesperson plays down measures against South Korea as a boycott of Japanese goods continues.

Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

North Korea

'Amazing event': North Korea lauds Trump-Kim meeting at border

There is extensive coverage of impromptu meeting in North Korea's state media, but analysts question its significance.

'Amazing event': North Korea lauds Trump-Kim meeting at border

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

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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.

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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