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

Inside Story

What can Trump offer Asia?

The US president is in Asia, where one country dominates talks: North Korea.

Asia

Abe and Trump urge 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Japanese PM says now is not the time for dialogue as US president declares 'era of strategic patience is over'.

Abe and Trump call for 'maximum pressure' on N Korea

Donald Trump

Trump kicks off Asia tour in Japan

Trump's Asia tour, the longest to the region of any US president in more than 25 years, will include South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Japan

Japan PM Abe: 'All options on the table' with N Korea

As President Trump arrives in Tokyo, Japan's conservative leader manoeuvres to rewrite the pacifist constitution.

Japan PM Abe: 'All options on the table' with N Korea

Inside Story

Will Abe change Japan's pacifist constitution?

After election win for his party and coalition partner, the PM signaled a push towards reforming the constitution.