Like it or not, the term ‘Indo-Pacific’ seems to be a means of including India in the military calculations of US strategy in the Pacific.
The last meeting of officials of the four countries took place in May 2007 in the Filipino capital on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum.
Trump is on a 12-day Asian trip that will focus on trade and North Korea’s nuclear missile programmes.
Abe is due to remain prime minister until September 2018 when his tenure as Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader ends.
Amending the charter’s pacifist Article 9 would be hugely symbolic for Japan.
A hefty victory would raise the likelihood that Abe will win a third term as LDP leader next September and go on to become Japan’s longest-serving premier.
The October 22 election pits Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition against the less than one-month-old Party of Hope headed by popular Yuriko Koike.
Over 50 years, the loan repayment value will be much higher based on the inflation differential, which is bound to persist between Japan and India.
The big-ticket project is expected to be showcased by the BJP during campaigning for the upcoming Gujarat election and the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.
Recent opinion polls show Abe’s support plunging to below 30%, its lowest since he returned to office in 2012 with a promise to revive Japan’s economy.
After talking to Trump, Abe said efforts to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue were undermined by Pyongyang’s unilateral “escalation.”
Opinion polls on Monday showed Abe’s popularity at its lowest since he returned to power late in 2012, with support of 36% in a recent poll.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said climate change affected people around the world and people living today had to take responsibility of the issue for future generations.
The United States, Japan and South Korea confirm their close cooperation before the Group of 20 summit meeting in Hamburg, Germany, later this week.
Japan voters cast ballots on Sunday in election that could spell trouble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, suffering from a scandal over suspected favouritism.
Shinzo Abe may have kickstarted the debate on constitutional change with high hopes for success. But the outcome in 2020 is anything but certain.
The missile flew further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same region.
The state department replaced the post with a statement saying its intention “was to inform the public about where the president has been hosting world leaders.”
The developments come amid fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test.
Trump ordered the carrier to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North’s nuclear and missile tests.
Shinzo Abe only sends offerings to the shrine a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, in a bid to improve strained relations with China and South Korea.
Pence, who is on a tour of Asia Pacific countries to unite them against North Korea, said that no show of violence by the North would be condoned by the US.
Pence is on the first stop of a four-nation Asia tour intended to show US’s allies, and remind its adversaries, that the Trump administration is not turning its back on the increasingly volatile region.
Pence’s Seoul stop kicks off a long-planned ten-day trip to Asia – his first as vice president – and comes amid concerns that Pyongyang could soon conduct its sixth nuclear test.
China, North Korea’s sole major ally and benefactor, has called for a peaceful resolution after a sharp rise in rhetoric between the US and Pyongyang.
Patriotic educational reforms and amending the country’s postwar, pacifist constitution have been key goals for Abe and his party.
At the US-China summit, talks about adding pressure on North Korea to drop its arms development are to take centre stage.
Beyond her own personal humiliation, the ramifications of Park’s fall are already reverberating from domestic South Korean politics into the fraught geopolitics of Northeast Asia.
The controversy is the biggest crisis to face Abe since he returned to office in 2012 for a rare second term, eroding his support rating.
While the controversy has chipped away at Abe’s support and even sent Japanese shares briefly lower on Thursday, he denies the allegations.
The announcement came as North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un had personally supervised Monday’s missile launches by an army unit that is positioned to strike US bases in Japan.
A watchdog panel asked the White House to explain reports why Trump dealt with a sensitive foreign policy issue in view of club guests.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have just demonstrated to other world leaders how to possibly approach President Donald Trump.
The missile is propelled by a solid fuel engine and was an upgraded, extended-range version of its submarine-launched ballistic missile.
Washington and Tokyo have said that the weekend trip is a sign of the importance that both leaders place on the US-Japan relationship.
Japan hopes US defence secretary Jim Mattis’ visit would lead to deeper security ties between the two nations in the wake of North Korea’s nuclear provocations.
Trump announced US withdrawal from the TPP because he favours one-on-one agreements with other nations over multilateral pacts.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull agreed to deepen defence ties by stressing the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a meeting in Sydney.
The statue commemorates Korean women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War Two.
Prime Minister Abe said he wants to send a message to the world during his visit to Pearl Harbour that Japan will never repeat the atrocities of past wars.