Moon Jae-in, Shinzo Abe back dialogue to resolve South Korea-Japan dispute as two leaders meet on sidelines of ASEAN in Bangkok
Meeting comes as bilateral ties have plunged to their lowest in decades after S Korea's top court last year ordered Japanese firms to compensate some wartime forced labourers
G20 Osaka Summit: Narendra Modi meets Shinzo Abe first time after taking charge as prime minister in second stint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks on Thursday during which they discussed a range of issues of mutual interest. The prime minster said that President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the coronation ceremony of Emperor Naruhito in October. The Prime Minister congratulated Abe and Japan's citizens for the start of the Reiwa era.
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who accompanied Trump on the visit to the Kaga, has boosted defense spending since taking office in December 2012.
Donald Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet Japan's new Emperor Naruhito: Shinzo Abe hopes 'honour' will charm US president ahead of thorny trade talks
Donald Trump became the first foreign leader to meet with Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito — an honour Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes will help charm the US president when it comes to thorny trade talks
Nostalgia, anticipation high in Japan as nation awaits official announcement of Emperor Naruhito's era name
An era name is an inextricable part of public life and shared memory in Japan. A lot of what happens in the years to come — births, deaths, natural disasters, cultural and social phenomena, election glory and political scandal — will be connected to the era name.