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Signs of slowing global demand and recent sharp rises in the yen currency have clouded the outlook for the export-reliant economy.
The government plans to bring in as many as 345,000 foreign workers.
Abe told Macron that the future of the Nissan-Renault alliance should be decided among the companies and not by the government.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the loans from Japan will be guaranteed by a Japanese banking institution.
Malaysia berharap kerjasama lebih rapat dengan Jepun, terutamanya dalam bidang pendidikan.
The prime minister says Japanese leader Shinzo Abe has assured Malaysia of Japan's readiness to consider providing support in solving its financial problems.
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.
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.
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.
Several issues, including North Korea's kidnapping of Japanese citizens, must be resolved before bilateral relations were normalised.
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.
He was held in Baghdad in 2004 and drew criticism at home for drawing the government into negotiations for his release.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Their meeting will be held on the sidelines of Abe's visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly.
Analysts say investors in general are bullish, looking beyond the latest tit-for-tat tariffs by China and the United States.
Analysts warned US-led trade wars could be a major risk factor for an economy still struggling to win a long battle against deflation.