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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.

Dr M says Japan to consider future financial support

The prime minister says Japanese leader Shinzo Abe has assured Malaysia of Japan's readiness to consider providing support in solving its financial problems.

Japan cabinet approves bill to accept foreign workers

The bill would allow foreign nationals with skills in sectors facing particularly severe shortages to obtain five-year visas, which would not allow them to bring their families.

Japan, China strike deals during Abe visit as ties improve

The relationship has rapidly warmed up as Trump has slapped massive tariffs on China while also targeting Japanese exports in his effort to cut US trade deficits, despite touting his personal bonds with Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China, Japan vow to cooperate as Trump hits them both on...

They both reiterated support for free trade and called for the early conclusion of a regional trade pact with 16 Asia-Pacific nations that doesn’t include the US.

Japan’s Abe says to work with China on N. Korea

Several issues, including North Korea's kidnapping of Japanese citizens, must be resolved before bilateral relations were normalised.

Japan’s Abe to make rare China visit as relations thaw

During Abe's visit, the leaders will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of a treaty between the two countries that was intended to set the tone for their relations following the Second World War.

Japan’s Abe ‘relieved’ at hostage’s release but awaits confirmation

He was held in Baghdad in 2004 and drew criticism at home for drawing the government into negotiations for his release.

Japan’s Abe heads to China looking for economic common ground

The visit is the first by a Japanese premier since 2011 and is part of a years-long process of repairing ties in the wake of a disastrous falling-out in 2012, when Tokyo "nationalised" disputed islands claimed by Beijing.

Putin says Japan’s Abe told him peace treaty proposal not possible

Putin, sitting alongside Abe at an economic forum in Vladivostok last month, proposed Japan and Russia conclude an unconditional peace treaty that would formally end World War Two hostilities between the two countries.

Japan PM Abe to make rare China visit

Abe will visit from October 25 to 27 and mark the 40th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the two nations, said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang.

Japan’s Abe to keep key ministers in posts in cabinet reshuffle

Abe's administration suffered a blow when an opposition-backed politician defeated a rival heavily supported by Abe's ruling bloc in Sunday's election for governor of Japan's southern island of Okinawa, host to the bulk of US military forces in Japan.

Japan’s Abe open to summit with N. Korea’s Kim

With South Korea's dovish President Moon Jae-in also courting Kim, fears have risen in Japan that it could be shut out of any ultimate resolution on North Korea if it refuses dialogue.

Trade wars: Is Trump lining up Japan next?

If Japan offered a 'satisfactory package of concessions on market access in the near term, particularly one that included agricultural concessions', it might escape Trump's wrath.

Trump arrives in NY ahead of UN assembly, to meet Japan...

North Korea and Iran are set to dominate the UN General Assembly, where Trump will be in the spotlight as he continues to upend global diplomacy.

Abe, Trump to hold summit next week

Their meeting will be held on the sidelines of Abe's visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly.

Tokyo stocks close flat after PM Abe’s win

Analysts say investors in general are bullish, looking beyond the latest tit-for-tat tariffs by China and the United States.

Abe cruises to party vote win, to stay as Japan PM

Analysts warned US-led trade wars could be a major risk factor for an economy still struggling to win a long battle against deflation.