Abe also said he would convey to Moon Tokyo’s position on a 2015 bilateral agreement on “comfort women” – many Korean – who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War Two, while urging “future-oriented” two-way ties.
Japan’s central government and authorities on Okinawa – reluctant host to the bulk of US military forces in the country – have bickered for years over the plan, first agreed between Tokyo and Washington in 1996.
“I want to hold a summit meeting to firmly convey Japan’s stance on the agreement over the ‘comfort women’ issue,” Abe told reporters at the prime minister’s official residence.
“We must sustain and strengthen Japan’s positive economic cycle next year to achieve our long-standing goal of beating deflation,” Shinzo Abe said.
A spending spree on mostly US-made equipment means Japan’s defence planners are being forced to curtail domestic programmes that would help local defence contractors
Barely a week after the US slapped fresh sanctions on North Korea and declared it a state sponsor of terrorism, Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which travelled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan.
Trump’s re-listing of North Korea as a sponsor of terrorism comes a week after he returned from a 12-day trip to Asia in which containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions was a centerpiece of his discussions.
Shinzo Abe accidently lost balance while coming out of a bunker in the golf course. To save himself from the embarrassment, he pulled a crazy acrobatic stunt. While Donald Trump didn’t notice it, the aerial cameras caught it and the video went viral.
Bomb threats are extremely uncommon in Japan. No explosives were found and no arrests were made in any of the cases, which took place far away from the capital.
US President Donald Trump and Japan PM Shinzo Abe have had six meetings since the former’s election and the two have spoken over phone as many as 16 times.
Shinzo Abe easily won the race Wednesday with 312 votes in the 465-seat lower house. He is expected to reappoint the same ministers to his Cabinet later in the day.
United States President Donald Trump heads to Asia on a 12-day trip on November 3 with Japan being his first stop. Thereafter, he would travel to South Korea, China, Vietnam and Philippines.
The concept of quadrilateral cooperation among India, Japan, Australia and US is inextricably linked to China’s emergence as a great power, whose unilateralism drives Asian nations to band together
Donald Trump will visit Japan from November 5 to November 7 for a five-nation Asia tour and the game with Matsuyama has been scheduled on the first day at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe near Tokyo
The president “spoke yesterday with” Abe to congratulate him on his recent electoral victory, the White House said. “The two leaders underscored the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and a strong United States-Japan alliance,” it said.