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Japan eying Shinzo Abe-Kim Jong Un summit with possible Pyongyang visit, says paper

If Abe’s Pyongyang visit proves difficult, Japan is eyeing another scenario for him to meet Kim on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum to be held in September in Vladivostok, if the North Korean leader attends, the paper said.

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As party vote inches closer, Shinzo Abe seeks to turn page on scandal narrative

Allies are betting that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ratings have bottomed out. In the most recent Nikkei business daily survey, published last Monday, 42 percent of respondents supported Abe.

Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

Trump and Abe also appeared to agree to disagree on the issue of steel and aluminum imports. Abe argued during the press conference that Japanese imports “would not exert any negative influence” on the security of the United States and said the high quality of Japan’s steel and aluminum products would be difficult to replace.

Trump giving Japan PM Shinzo Abe a hard time on trade despite close ties

Japan’s March exports disappoint on strong yen, trade friction a risk

Wednesday’s trade data comes during a two-day summit between US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that threatens to put Japan in the crosshairs of Trump’s protectionist trade policies.

Japan's Shinzo Abe sticks to denials as scandal doubts keep swirling

Japan’s Shinzo Abe sticks to denials as scandal doubts keep swirling

Abe’s ratings have taken a hit because of several scandals over suspected cronyism and cover-ups, with a steady stream of new allegations raising doubts about how long he can stay in power.

Abe-Kim summit

Turning to diplomacy, Japan PM Shinzo Abe hopes to change channel from scandal woes

The Japanese leader may also find it tough to get concessions from Putin in a decades-old row over islands seized by Soviet forces at the end of World War Two. The dispute has kept Moscow and Tokyo from signing a peace treaty.

Land acquisition for Bullet train: Activists write to JICA, Vadodara farmers protest

Eighty per cent designing of bullet train bridges, tunnels done, says senior official

The proposed corridor will start from the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai and end near the Sabarmati Railway Station in Ahmedabad.

Abe-Kim summit

Japan PM Shinzo Abe apologises amid scandal, vows to revise constitution

Abe pledged a thorough clarification of the facts and the prevention of a recurrence by pulling the government together, but offered no sign of stepping down.

Shinzo Abe takes blame for loss of trust over scandal

Japan PM wife’s name removed from documents in suspected cronyism scandal-media

The name of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife was removed from documents regarding a suspected cronyism scandal, media said.

Japan PM, finance minister under fire over suspected cronyism scandal

Abe has repeatedly denied he or his wife did favours for school operator Moritomo Gakuen, which bought the land, and has said he would resign if evidence were found that they had.

Shinzo Abe says US, Japan, S.Korea cooperation on N.Korea is firm

Shinzo Abe says US, Japan, S.Korea cooperation on N.Korea is firm

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.

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe vows to proceed with US base relocation in Okinawa after poll

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.

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Want to convey stance on ‘comfort women’ accord to South Korea, says Shinzo Abe

“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.

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges firms to raise wages by 3% or more

“We must sustain and strengthen Japan’s positive economic cycle next year to achieve our long-standing goal of beating deflation,” Shinzo Abe said.

Japan approves record defence spending

Japan approves record defence spending that favours US-made equipment

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