Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday that Tokyo’s military ties with the United States and many other issues made it hard for Japan and Russia to sign a World War Two peace treaty.
Japan’s ruling coalition has retained its grip on the country’s upper house, but failed to secure a “supermajority” that would ease the path to constitutional reform, results showed on Monday.
The 14th summit of the Group of 20 (G20) concluded in Osaka, Japan on Saturday.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Japans’ Shinzo Abe discussed economic cooperation between South Africa and Japan, on the second day of the G20 summit.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump met on Friday morning on the side-lines of the Group of 20 leaders’ meeting.