Analysts Consider Areas of US-Japan Collaboration for Energy, Environmental Risk Reduction
Analysts Consider Areas of US-Japan Collaboration for Energy, Environmental Risk Reduction
2022-08-15 22:17:51
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan are two countries known for protecting and promoting leading-edge technologies, but given lessons learned over the past few years, “just having innovation is not sufficient,” according to Tatsuya Terazawa, chairman and CEO of... Read More

Japan's Ex-Leader Shinzo Abe Assassinated During a Speech

NARA, Japan (AP) — Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated Friday on a street in western Japan by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind as he delivered a campaign speech — an attack that stunned the... Read More

Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on... Read More

'Thugs and Bullies': Nations Sanction Russia over Ukraine

TOKYO (AP) — World leaders sought Wednesday to back up their tough words over Russia's aggression against Ukraine, announcing financial sanctions, trade and travel bans and other measures meant to pressure Moscow to pull back from the brink of war. Even... Read More

Biden Administration to Lift Trump's Tariff on Japanese Steel
2022-02-09 19:02:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has struck a deal with Japan to remove Trump-era tariffs from roughly 1.25 million metric ton of Japanese steel imports annually. The new deal, which excludes aluminum, will take effect on April 1. In return... Read More

Biden-Kishida 1st Formal Talks Touch on North Korea, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first formal talks on Friday as they face fresh concerns about North Korea's nuclear program and China's growing military assertiveness. The 80-minute virtual meeting came as... Read More

White House Hosts Indo-Pacific Leaders as China Concerns Grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday is set to host the first in-person gathering of leaders of an Indo-Pacific alliance known as "the Quad" as he wraps up a difficult week of diplomacy after facing no shortage of... Read More

Japanese Government Recommends Four-Day Workweek
2021-06-29 20:05:50
by Reece Nations

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his cabinet approved new recommendations on Friday in the country’s annual economic policy guidelines that encourage businesses to allow employees to work four days per week rather than five. The policy’s intent is to... Read More

US Warns Against All Travel to Japan as Olympics Approach
2021-05-24 21:12:00
by TWN Staff

U.S. health officials and the State Department warned Americans this week against travel to Japan because of a surge in coronavirus cases in the country, which is preparing to host the Olympics in just two months. The alerts don’t ban... Read More

In The News
Biden Called on to Boycott 2022 Beijing Games
2021-03-18 12:52:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Dhondup Wangchen is having déjà vu, and it isn’t pleasant for him. The Tibetan filmmaker, imprisoned by the Chinese government in 2008 on charges related to his documentary, Leaving Fear Behind, is once again protesting Beijing hosting the... Read More

New Administration, New Priorities Ahead for the US-Japan Alliance
2020-12-07 14:56:17
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — With Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga taking power last September and a new Biden Administration coming into office at the beginning of next year, these dual transitions of power offer the chance for a U.S.-Japan alliance to... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Japan PM Shinzo Abe Says He's Resigning for Health Reasons

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said Friday he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters that it was “gut wrenching” to leave many of his goals unfinished. Abe has had... Read More

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