The trade war is slowing the Japanese economy. Japan's exports to China fell 9.4% from a year earlier, although exports to the United States rose 4.4%, exacerbating the politically sensitive trade surplus. The trade talks also focus on farm products.
Abe is scheduling a rushed visit to Washington to meet with Trump and celebrate first lady's birthday, and then is inviting him to be first foreign leader to meet the new emperor, the two countries announced Friday.
Japan PM Shinzo Abe said bilateral relations have returned to "normal" since he visited Beijing in October and that Japan wants to further elevate Japanese-Chinese cooperation in trade and other areas.
Russia and Japan have been in dispute for seven decades over island territories captured by Soviet troops in the last days of World War Two. They are known in Russia as the Southern Kuriles and in Japan as the Northern Territories.
The first of its kind meeting between Modi, Trump and Abe will take place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in the capital of Argentina, amidst China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.
Shinzo Abe arrived in Delhi on Friday on a three-day visit, top officials, both from central and state government, remained busy in Varanasi giving final touches to the arrangements at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
India and Japan today signed major pacts including an MoU on civil nuclear energy and pledging to build a bullet train network between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe were addressing the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum in New Delhi.
Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, as Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.
India and Japan on Wednesday signed 15 agreements to give a boost to cooperation in various key sectors, including civil aviation, trade and science and technology. Prime Ministrer Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks on various subjects including bilateral ties, regional and international issues. Strongly pitching for zero tolerance against terrorism, the two countries vowed to […]