TOKYO (The Straits Times/ ANN) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressed that Washington "remains steadfast in its defence commitments to its allies" on the sidelines of the Group of 20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bonn, Germany.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Toshiba chairman Shigenori Shiga, who oversaw the nuclear power operations, will step down from his position as of February 15 and become an executive officer without the right of representation.
WASHINGTON (The Japan News/ANN) - Japanese government is trying to deepen ties with the United States while carefully watching who has been trusted, who is powerful, and who will take the reins of Asia policies.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - In the Japan-U.S. bilateral talks to be held Friday in Washington, economic issues concerning trade and currency will be the focus. U.S. President Donald Trump said that the Japanese auto market is “not fair,” and has reiterated that Japan’s foreign exchange policy is aimed at guiding the yen lower against the dollar. Given this situation, all eyes will be on whether or not Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can find ways to establish a positive economic relationship during talks with the president.