Japan struggles to avoid Trump’s tariff threat as deadline looms

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Higher tariffs on Japanese cars, the country’s biggest export to the US, are still being negotiated. US President Donald Trump has been adamant about reducing its trade deficit with other nations, while two-thirds of Japan’s trade surplus with the US … Read More

Why the South Korea-Japan trade dispute may not be resolvable

South Korea’s left-wing has long demanded a more aggressive stance on Japan’s imperial actions and stifled any dissent, while Japan’s right has also enforced its own position. With both views now mainstream, slim hopes of mediation remain A protester in … Read More

Tension between Japan and South Korea is rising, and it looks set to drag down trade

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KEY POINTS Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul are intensifying after Japan imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. One analyst suggests the situation could escalate further, with the two governments engaging “in a tit-for-tat exchange of … Read More

US reaffirms sanctions campaign on North Korea, keeps up pressure on Japan on trade

US Vice President Mike Pence (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan on 13 Nov, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE TOKYO – US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday (Nov 13) reaffirmed the need … Read More

Japan floods: Death toll rises to 176 as Abe visits affected areas

Tokyo (CNN) Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in Japan have killed another 21 people in what has become one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the country since the earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima in 2011. A total … Read More

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting

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THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, everybody.  It’s an honor to have Prime Minister Abe with us.  The Japanese people greeted me so warmly when I was there, and actually even before becoming President.  It’s a very, very special … Read More

Top diplomat urged “time is of the essence” for solution in North Korea, U.N. says

United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman (2nd R) arrives at Beijing airport after his return from North Korea in Beijing, China, December 9, 2017. (Thomas Peter – Reuters) UNITED NATIONS — The most senior United Nations diplomat to travel to … Read More

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