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Abe to visit three Latin American countries

Yomiuri wrote that the GOJ reported to the Diet on Tuesday that Prime Minister Abe will visit Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. The premier will attend the G20 leaders’ meeting in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and hold bilateral talks with Russian President Putin on the sidelines. Abe is also reportedly making….Read more

  • November 28, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Abe to leave Thurs. for G-20 summit in Argentina

TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to leave Japan on Thursday to attend the Group of 20 major economies summit in Argentina and visit two other South American countries, the government said Tuesday.   On the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Abe is expected to hold separate bilateral talks with U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian….Read more

  • November 27, 2018
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Abe may cancel European trip to focus on foreign workers bill

Tokyo, Nov. 26 (Jiji Press) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may cancel his trip to Britain and the Netherlands planned early next month, in order to focus on parliamentary debates on a bill for enabling Japan to accept more foreign workers, government sources said Monday. In a tour from Thursday, Abe was initially considering going to the two European….Read more

  • November 26, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

Abe mulling visiting Netherlands, Uruguay, Paraguay in Dec.

Tokyo, Nov. 20 (Jiji Press) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting the Netherlands, Uruguay and Paraguay, in addition to a planned trip to Britain, in December, government sources said Tuesday. Abe is mulling the travel to the four countries through Dec. 7 after attending the two-day summit of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies in….Read more

  • November 20, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

Plans afoot for PM Abe to visit UK, Netherlands, Uruguay, Paraguay after G20 Summit in Dec.

Coordination is underway for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit the UK and the Netherlands in early December, sources informed Sankei on Nov. 8. Ahead of visits to these two countries, there are also plans for Abe to make the first visit by a Japanese prime minister to Uruguay and Paraguay. These visits will be completed by Dec. 7, after….Read more

  • November 9, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Japan, Australia agree to keep up sanctions pressure on N. Korea

Japan and Australia agreed Wednesday to keep up pressure on North Korea to denuclearize through the strict enforcement of U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, despite easing tensions over its arms development program.   The foreign and defense ministers of the two countries, in their talks in Sydney, also acknowledged the need to strengthen defense ties, including increasing joint exercises by their….Read more

  • October 10, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Editorial: U.S. should not spread restrictions that are included in the new NAFTA

The U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to review the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The global economy managed to avoid the worst-case scenario that it may slide into a maelstrom triggered by the collapse of the North American free trade mechanism, which came into force in 1994.   But the three-party deal is problematic, as it includes quantitative restrictions….Read more

  • October 4, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Japan, 4 Latin American countries vow to advance free trade

NEW YORK — Japan and four Latin American countries agreed Wednesday to further promote free trade amid rising concern about protectionism.   Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and economy ministers and senior officials from the four-nation Pacific Alliance reached the agreement in a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, according to the Japanese Foreign….Read more

  • September 27, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

FM Kono meets with counterparts from Caribbean Community, former Soviet Union

Tuesday evening’s Nikkei wrote that Foreign Minister Kono held a meeting with the foreign ministers of 14 nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Monday in New York. According to the paper, the foreign ministers confirmed cooperation in dealing with climate change and natural disasters and discussed such issues as Japan’s efforts to resolve the abductions of Japanese nationals by….Read more

  • September 25, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Japan and Chile eye cooperation over implementation of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan and Chile agreed Tuesday to cooperate over the early implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.   At the outset of a meeting with his Chilean counterpart Roberto Ampuero, Foreign Minister Taro Kono expressed hope that the two countries will lead efforts to promote free trade as members of the 11-member TPP.   The meeting was aimed at….Read more

  • September 18, 2018
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