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(UPDATED) Parliament will now debate and give final approval to the first abdication in 200 years
President Moon Jae-In begins shaping his approach to the nuclear-armed North
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the two leaders may sign the deal when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe comes to Manila for the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits
(3rd UPDATE) As fears grow that it may also be preparing for its sixth nuclear weapons test, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol said that its program would only escalate
Yasunori Kagoike, whose purchase of government land is under scrutiny, tells lawmakers he received $9,000 from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Tillerson also responds to US President Trump's plan to unveil a budget blueprint that will call for slashing State Department funding by 28%
(UPDATED) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promised to take a tough line on Kim Jong-un's isolated regime as he talks to allies Japan and South Korea and to rival great power China
(UPDATED) The military units involved are 'tasked to strike the bases of the US imperialist aggressor forces in Japan in contingency,' KCNA says
(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump: 'I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%'
(UPDATED) In a statement, Trump offers reassurances the US would come to Japan's defense if China were to seize the disputed Senkaku islands, known as the Diaoyu in China
Abe is looking to form a personal bond with the mercurial property mogul-turned president, amid strains between Washington and Tokyo over Trump's destruction of a trans-Pacific trade deal
Abe will dangle proposals linked to the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the US, ranging from high-speed rail projects to private cash from Japanese companies
US Defense Secretary James Mattis: 'I wanted to make certain that Article Five of our mutual defense treaty is understood to be as real to us today as it was a year ago, 5 years ago and it will be a year and 10 years from now'
It is the first overseas tour by a senior official in the Trump administration as concerns rise about the direction of American policy in the region under the protectionist and fiery US leader
The conversations gives the US president an early opportunity to explain new policies that have baffled and unnerved much of the rest of the world – particularly his order to temporarily halt all refugee arrivals and those of travelers from 7 Muslim-majority nations
The ministry said the jump largely reflected an increase in the number of foreign students and highly skilled workers
(UPDATED) The option is one of several presented by the group of experts charged with sorting out the thorny issue. They are expected to make a final recommendation in March.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces the 130 billion yen loan package during a two-day visit to Vietnam
'Japan will actively encourage cooperation on maritime security and encourage the development of the remote islands of Indonesia'
Japan’s prime minister scores a win with President Duterte. Will this translate into strategic goals?
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Salah satunya, Indonesia meminta Jepang pertimbangkan rencana peningkatan konektivitas udara, dengan pembukaan jalur penerbangan Garuda Indonesia rute Jakarta-Los Angeles via Tokyo
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the President, 'through his astute diplomatic skills,' has raised around P890 billion in official development assistance
After the Duterte surprise came the Trump shock. To Tokyo, old certainties that underpinned the post-World War II order were suddenly melting, and rapidly.
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After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit, here's a glimpse of the history of Davao City's Japanese community
Close allies Canberra and Tokyo announce a new defense deal to facilitate closer logistics support and cooperation during combined exercises, training and peace-keeping operations
The prime minister names a young female Philippine Eagle 'Sakura'
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Escorting the spouse of a foreign head of government is a task typically given to a First Lady
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte serves local rice cakes – biko, suman, and kutsinta – as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits his house in Davao City
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touches down in Duterte's hometown where he will meet Filipinos with Japanese ancestry and have 'merienda' in the President's home
In Davao City, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife will have breakfast not in some fancy hotel but in the house of President Rodrigo Duterte
'This is an eloquent reflection of the existing confidence and trust between the two leaders,' says Japanese Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura
Abe's two-day visit to the Philippines is the first by a foreign leader since Duterte took office in the middle of last year, highlighting Japan's importance as the Southeast Asian nation's top trading partner and foreign aid donor
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stresses 'the significance of the rule of law, peaceful resolution of disputes, and non-militarization'
One of the 5 agreements the Philippines and Japan signed is the Memorandum of Cooperation between their coast guards to 'promote maritime safety and security'
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife will visit the community in President Duterte's home city, where many 2nd- and 3rd-generation Japanese have remained since World War II
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the first head of government to visit the Philippines under the Duterte administration
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in the Philippines from January 12 to 13 and will visit Manila and Davao City
Davao City gets ready to host 2 big events next week
Japan argues it is against a 2015 agreement between the neighbors meant to put an end to the hugely emotional and decades-long "comfort women" issue with a Japanese apology and payment of money
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be the first head of government to visit the Philippines under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte
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