Japan prime minister cancels overseas trip as rain toll hits 100
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has cancelled a four-country foreign trip as the death toll from flooding and landslides caused by record rains hit 100, the government's top spokesman said Monday.
Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan
Donald Trump told Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he could ship 25 million Mexicans to his country and make him lose an election -- one of several odd statements he made at last week's acrimonious G7 meet, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Putin and Abe pledge to 'reinforce cooperation'
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday held talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the leaders pledged to "reinforce cooperation" at a time of tension with the West.
Japan's Abe in the UAE to boost ties, with 27 companies in tow
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday hailed cooperation with the United Arab Emirates as a "strategic relationship" on a visit aimed at boosting political and economic ties.
Japan-US trade surplus edges down as Abe, Trump meet
Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the US edged down in March, government data showed Wednesday, as the two countries' leaders held talks over the thorny issue of bilateral trade.
Trump, Japan's Abe to meet in US on North Korea
Donald Trump will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe April 17-18 to discuss the US president's planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and other matters, the White House said Monday. Trump and Abe will meet at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida where they "will discuss the international campaign to maintain maximum pressure…
Japan protestors demand prime minister Abe resign over scandal
Hundreds of protestors, including opposition lawmakers, demonstrated in Tokyo on Friday to demand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resign over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has battered his popularity.
Defiant Abe hits back over scandal as support plunges
Japan's embattled prime minister hit back at critics on Monday over a favouritism and cover-up scandal that has seen his popularity plunge and loosened his iron grip on power.