Japan signals openness to Belt and Road

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said his government will “properly respond to” individual cooperation programs related to the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. Abe made the remarks on Wednesday when meeting with Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, and Yoshihisa Inoue of junior coalition partner Komeito to talk through Japan’s strategy on… Please follow and like us:

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Japanese Leader Echoes Trump on North Korea: ‘All Options are On the Table’

Japan’s prime minister, standing alongside the U.S. president, borrowed a Donald Trump phrase on Monday, agreeing that “all options are on the table” when it comes to responding to North Korea’s weapons development. Abe, at a news conference with Trump at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, said there is “no point in dialogue for the sake… Please follow and like us:

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Japan’s vote for Abe could worsen prospects for peace with North Korea, China

By Nicole L Freiner, Associate Professor, Political Science, Bryant University. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gambled by calling a snap election – and he has won big. Voters handed Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a sweeping victory in the Oct. 22 balloting for Japan’s House of Representatives. The call for the election came in late September after… Please follow and like us:

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JAPAN – Why ‘unpopular’ Japanese PM Abe is expected to win Sunday’s polls

Japanese voters head to the polls on Sunday in a general election that is widely expected to hand incumbent leader, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, yet another mandate, despite his unpopularity. FRANCE 24 asked an expert to explain the upcoming vote. In the run-up to Japan’s general election, media polls indicate that Abe’s ruling coalition, which is… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: North Korea ‘A Particular Focus’ for G-7 Leaders at Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump says terrorism and North Korea are top items on the agenda for the leaders’ summit of the Group of Seven nations, which began Friday on Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island. Sitting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the U.S. president said the meeting would have a “particular focus on the North Korea… Please follow and like us:

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US and China Intensify Pressure on North Korea

Tensions are again flaring up between the United States and North Korea as concerns grow that the communist state will celebrate another important national holiday with a nuclear test or an intercontinental ballistic missile. On the eve of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the (North) Korean People’s Army, there are reports of renewed activity… Please follow and like us:

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China urges diplomatic solution to US-N Korea feud

China has called on the US and North Korea to find a peaceful solution to rising tensions after a war of words erupted after the North conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in defiance of UN sanctions. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing on Tuesday that the standoff between the two… Please follow and like us:

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Full US Review of Policy Toward North Korea Expected

The Trump White House has ordered a review of U.S. policy toward North Korea, looking at all the options Washington has for its future dealings with Pyongyang and the Kim Jong Un regime, well-informed diplomatic sources told VOA this week. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the threat posed by North Korea as recently as Tuesday… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, Abe Mix Business With Pleasure in Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are mixing business with pleasure on the second day of the multi-day summit between the two leaders. A day after President Trump declared at the White House an alliance between the two countries is a cornerstone of peace in the East Asian region, Trump and Abe… Please follow and like us:

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