Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling coalition party are set for a victory at the polls on Sunday, and next, he'll be seeking out a big win in his dealings with other countries — such as trade, according to analysts.
Japan will go to the polls this weekend, and analysts are expecting the ruling coalition to win again — an outcome that would maintain political stability in the country despite a slowing economy.
As the trade battle between South Korea and Japan drags on, Seoul announced it will cut down its economic dependence on Japanese industries.
The recent tensions between the two countries stem from more than six decades of resentment.
Improving domestic demand may offer some support for Japan's economy, which is facing growing external pressure and deflation.
Trump has begun a process with Russia and China at the G-20 meeting that could bring lasting peace and economic prosperity to the world, writes Michael Ivanovitch.
Group of 20 leaders stopped short of denouncing protectionism, instead calling for the need to realize a "free, fair, non-discriminatory" trade environment in a communique issued after their two-day meeting in Osaka, western Japan, on Saturday.
Carole Ghosn called on world leaders to hold Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accountable for what she has repeatedly called the country's "hostage justice system."
Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Friday that G-20 leaders meeting in Japan can help protect the city's freedoms by raising their concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Tokyo and Washington are engaged in difficult trade talks as Trump's administration seeks to lower the U.S. trade deficit.
The meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to be the most closely watched event at the G-20 summit in Osaka.
Japan's exports fell for a sixth straight month in May as China-bound shipments of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and car parts weakened, underlining persistent pressure on the trade-reliant economy from slowing external demand.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani on a visit this week that aims at easing regional tension, in what experts called a rare, bold move for a Japanese leader.
Japan's economy grew slightly faster than initially estimated in the first quarter, thanks to stronger capital spending, but analysts say global trade tensions remain a drag on growth.
Activist investing in Japan is on the rise, a gradual but marked change for a country long hostile to "foreign vultures."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finds himself in a tough spot as he readies for a visit to Iran.
Gold prices rose alongside other safe-haven assets on Wednesday as the trade rift between the United States and China showed no sign of cooling, with investors fearing a global economic slowdown.
The dollar stayed firm against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, supported by trade and political worries and a strong rise in U.S. consumer confidence, even as longer-dated U.S. bond yields dropped to 19-month lows.
Gold edged away from the previous session's one-week peak on Tuesday as the dollar regained momentum as the preferred safe-haven from uncertainty over U.S.-China trade tensions, while weakness in equity markets limited losses for the metal.
U.S. President Donald Trump concluded his four-day visit to Tokyo on Tuesday amid confusion about whether a trade deal with Japan could come in August.