Here are the stories making headlines on day two of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
But the US president reiterates that if the talks do not go well, he will walk.
Diplomats and politicians welcom the move as a good first step
He will become the first Japanese emperor to abdicate in more than 200 years, having expressed fears that old age and failing health might make it hard for him to fulfil his duties
The US President showed off an interesting technique while feeding carps with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
The US president's visit to Asia is the longest tour by an American leader in a quarter of a century
Buoyed by his big election win, Shinzo Abe has vowed strong “counter-measures” against North Korea.
The victory saw the Japanese PM retain his
The ruling coalition of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a big win in the country’s general election.
According to one
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has set an Oct 22 election date and dissolved parliament.
Abe said his decision to call a snap election would not distract his government from responding to North Korean threats
In talks, the Russian and Japanese leaders agreed that North Korea threatened regional peace and global nuclear non-proliferation but didn't agree on a way forward
British Prime Minister Theresa May hopes to signal the UK can remain a valuable trade partner even after it leaves the EU.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a phone call with US President Trump but the two leaders 'did not discuss military action'.
The British prime minister is hosting her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at her official Chequers residence
Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe have called on North Korea and other countries to avoid antagonising tensions around Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.
The US vice president is in Japan for talks. Mike Pence is also hoping to reassure Tokyo, a key ally, amid rising tensions over North Korea.
The North Korean US-based monitoring service 38 North has said the country’s nuclear site is ‘‘primed and ready’‘ for a sixth nuclear test.
The world needs a “strongly united Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany.
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As political stability in the Asia Pacific region worsens, the US are strengthening ties with their allies.
The crucial trip aims at shoring up ties with the new leader of Tokyo's neighbour and boosting its ecnomic foothold in the face of anticipated competition from China.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Pearl Harbor, offers his "everlasting condolences" to the victims of the 1941 attack on the US naval base
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Hawaii ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor later today alongside President Barack Obama.
There have been a number of economic deals at a summit in Tokyo but no breakthrough on a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties between Moscow and Tokyo since the Second World War.