Stephen Nagy of International Christian University says the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations "worry about overreach by China and growing assertiveness by Beijing" in the South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region.
European markets finished Monday's session deep down in the red, as investor confidence took a knock from weak trading seen in markets overseas.
After his Tokyo talks, Pompeo will make his fourth visit to North Korea for denuclearization talks with its leader Kim Jong Un.
Japan and the United States will hold a third round of bilateral economic dialogue when Vice President Mike Pence visits Tokyo in mid-November, Japanese government officials say.
Japan's industrial output rose in August for the first time in four months as some factories resumed activity following heavy rain and floods, but uncertainty over the likely result of trade talks between Japan and the United States clouds the outlook.
Given Japan's precarious position — appease Trump or get hit with duties that target 30 percent of Japanese exports headed stateside — Shinzo Abe's government "will still be cautious" during bilateral talks, according to Stratfor analysts.
President Trump comments on Venezuela, relationships with allies, the U.S. North Korean relationship, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Senate's handling of Brett Kavanaugh's accusers.
The dollar gained on Wednesday in choppy trading after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates as expected for the eighth time, flagged more rate hikes and signaled the end of the "accommodative" policy era.
NBC News says Rosenstein will refuse to resign if asked to do so.
Exports are the main driver of Japan's economic growth. They are the beginning and the end of the country's business cycle, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be forced to make some trade compromises when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week.
Tobias Harris of Teneo Intelligence says "the clock is really running out" for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to be effective in his role.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier.
The presidents of Japan and Russia expressed a desire to achieve a peace treaty between the two nations, more than 70 years after the end of World War II.
The threat of auto tariffs is back on the agenda, and Japan could be President Donald Trump's new "number one target," according to one expert.
Jebi was briefly a super typhoon and is the most powerful storm to hit Japan in 25 years and followed heavy rains, landslides, floods and record-breaking heat in the summer.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to proceed with next year's scheduled sales tax hike "by all means" and take steps to ease an expected hit to consumption from the higher levy, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Tuesday.
A remarkable recovery of Japanese exports to China since the beginning of last year is a result of an apparent political rapprochement of the two countries — against a background of unresolved strategic differences, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's comments came amid intensifying U.S. trade pressure on Beijing and Tokyo that has raised concerns about protectionism and its impact on the global economy.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has again requested a rise to the country's military budget.