Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs

Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs

TOKYO — After months of taking hits from the United States over North Korea policy and trade, Japan has determined that it’s going to solely be pushed to date, and is threatening to punch again. On Friday, Japan notified the World Trade Organization that it was reserving the precise to impose retaliatory tariffs towards the […]

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Japan’s Economy Shrinks, in a Setback for ‘Abenomics’

Japan’s economic system contracted greater than anticipated at first of this 12 months, breaking the longest run of progress seen for many years, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” polices. Wednesday’s knowledge marked the top to eight straight quarters of financial growth, which was the longest sequence of progress since a 12-quarter […]

Kim’s Second Surprise Visit to China Heightens Diplomatic Drama

Kim’s Second Surprise Visit to China Heightens Diplomatic Drama

DALIAN, China — The leaders of China and North Korea met for the second time in two months on Tuesday, staying in a single day on this Chinese port metropolis as China labored to regain management within the fast-moving diplomacy over the North’s nuclear program. The North Korean chief, Kim Jong-un, flew to Dalian on […]

Notion of U.S. Troop Cuts Unnerves South Korea and Japan

Notion of U.S. Troop Cuts Unnerves South Korea and Japan

“For South Korea, living with a nuclear-armed North Korea is much better than living without American troops,” stated Shin Won-sik, a retired three-star South Korean normal. “If they are gone, we will lose proof that the Americans will defend us. We will lose confidence that if war breaks out, we can win.” Photo President Trump […]

Wary of Being Left Out, Japan Will Host Chinese and South Korean Leaders

Wary of Being Left Out, Japan Will Host Chinese and South Korean Leaders

TOKYO — A blistering tempo of conferences to debate the prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula will proceed subsequent week in Tokyo, when Japan hosts a gathering with leaders from China and South Korea. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe introduced on Tuesday throughout a go to to Amman, Jordan, that he would host President Moon […]

As Its Allies Talk to North Korea, Japan Worries It’ll Be Forgotten

As Its Allies Talk to North Korea, Japan Worries It’ll Be Forgotten

“We never trust the words of North Korea,” mentioned Tsuneo Watanabe, a senior analysis fellow on the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo. “What we can trust is the actions of North Korea. That is probably a sentiment shared among all Japanese, including ordinary citizens.” And whereas Japan is accustomed to coping with mercurial North Korean […]

Secret Pompeo Mission to North Korea Shows Trump’s Trust in Spies Over Diplomats

Secret Pompeo Mission to North Korea Shows Trump’s Trust in Spies Over Diplomats

It additionally underscores Mr. Trump’s unorthodox strategy to one of many riskiest diplomatic gambits of his presidency. However trusted by the president, Mr. Pompeo is hardly a conventional emissary. He is just not but the nation’s chief diplomat however a lame duck because the nation’s spymaster. Few particulars about Mr. Pompeo’s journey, which officers stated […]

Will Trump Keep the World Guessing on Trade?: DealBook Briefing

Will Trump Keep the World Guessing on Trade?: DealBook Briefing

More from Mark Bergen and Ben Brody of Bloomberg: Two years in the past, Google altered its choices in a means that makes it extra weak to data-sharing scrutiny. Advertisers utilizing its DoubleClick system to focus on and measure advertisements might begin anonymously combining web-tracking information (from “cookies” that observe customers on-line) with potent Google […]

Japan Fears Being Sidelined by Trump on Trade and North Korea

Japan Fears Being Sidelined by Trump on Trade and North Korea

Mr. Abe hoped to safe Mr. Trump’s dedication on two points: curbing the North’s nuclear and ballistic weapons packages, and facilitating the return of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and ’80s. On Wednesday in Tokyo, critics had been skeptical that Mr. Trump would give Japan a lot consideration as soon as […]

Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, Met With Kim Jong-un Over Easter

Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, Met With Kim Jong-un Over Easter

Mr. Trump’s statements, which got here as he welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to his oceanfront property, was contemporary proof of a diplomatic thaw underway on the Korean Peninsula, and made a once-unthinkable encounter between him and Mr. Kim much more probably. The president didn’t specify who in his administration was speaking to […]