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Iran says tanker ‘attacks’ as Japan PM visits ‘suspicious’

Could it be a case of suspicion as two Japanese oil tankers are attacked today as Shinzo Abe holds talks with Iran?

Japan PM to meet Iran’s Khamenei to mediate with US

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposes to meet Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei later this month with Tokyo hoping to mediate between US and Iran amid growing tensions.

Trump urges fairer trade with Japan at start of state visit

President Donald Trump vows to make the US trade relationship with Japan a "little bit more fair", as he kicked off a four-day visit to Tokyo aimed at cementing ties between the two close allies.

Japan PM Abe mulling Iran visit as early as mid-June

No Japanese prime minister has visited Iran since 1978.

US and Japan confirm ‘joint desire’ to stop Iran oil imports

President Donald Trump and Japan's premier Shinzo Abe are desiring for Iran to seek a more peaceful course forward over its oil exports.

Trump seeks end to Japan’s agriculture tariffs, in talks with Abe

Donald Trump wants to get rid of tariff on US agricultural products by Japan.

Japan’s Abe sends offering to controversial shrine for war dead

In late 2013, Shinzo Abe sparked widespread international outrage when he visited the shrine.

US, Japan open trade talks seeking quick deal

The US also appears to be approaching the final stages of a deal with China.

Japan policymakers shun ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ as dangerous

"It's an extreme idea and very dangerous because it would weaken fiscal discipline," Aso told parliament, when asked about the theory by a ruling party lawmaker.

Japanese PM Abe may meet Trump in April

The talks would likely focus on North Korea after Trump's failed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Japan won’t submit new UN rights motion against N.Korea

Japan joined the European Union for the past 11 years to issue a motion against North Korea's human rights abuses.

Japan’s Abe to ask Trump to raise abductees in Kim talks

Shinzo Abe is seeking to resolve the deeply emotive issue of Japanese nationals kidnapped by North Korean agents during the Cold War era to train Pyongyang's spies.

Abe strikes dovish tone on Russia at islands rally

Japanese PM Abe makes subtle demand that Russia return disputed islands.

Abe, Merkel laud free trade amid ‘choppy waters’ for multilateralism

The German chancellor said her meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was "between two national leaders who want to work together.

Putin, Abe talks fail to break island impasse

The Soviet army seized the four Kuril islands, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean, in the last days of World War II.

‘Not partners’: Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

Setting the tone for the talks, Putin's foreign policy advisor Yuri Ushakov admits the meeting would "not be easy."

For Japan, the fear is real that Brexit gets shot down

The UK is Japan's foothold in Europe and Brexit may be the only thing guarding them from the chaos of a no-deal outcome.

Japan’s Abe says vigilant to global economic risks clouding recovery

Signs of slowing global demand and recent sharp rises in the yen currency have clouded the outlook for the export-reliant economy.

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

The government plans to bring in as many as 345,000 foreign workers.

Macron tells Abe he wants to keep Renault-Nissan alliance

Abe told Macron that the future of the Nissan-Renault alliance should be decided among the companies and not by the government.

Abe willing to talk WWII peace treaty with Putin

The dispute between Russia and Japan centres on four islands in the strategically-located Kuril chain which the Soviet Union occupied at the end of the war in 1945 but are claimed by Japan.

Abe’s foreign policy faces doubt in Japan ahead of Asia Summits

A Pew Research Center survey found half of Japanese voters had little or no confidence in Abe doing the right thing in world affairs, the highest level in more than a decade.

Samurai bonds provide many benefits for Malaysia, says Dr M

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the loans from Japan will be guaranteed by a Japanese banking institution.

Dr M: Dasar Pandang ke Timur diteruskan, dipertingkat

Malaysia berharap kerjasama lebih rapat dengan Jepun, terutamanya dalam bidang pendidikan.