Abe welcomes Trump's plan to increase U.S. defense spending
Vice President Pence's visit to Japan may be set for mid-April

March 16, 2017


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■Vice President Pence's visit to Japan may be set for mid-April

■Abe welcomes Trump's plan to increase U.S. defense spending

■Kubota to beef up N. America ops to meet 2 tril. yen sales target

■January output falls for Toyota, but up for Nissan, Honda

■Fresh round of Asia trade talks begins, 1st since U.S. leaves TPP

■Abe calls making preschoolers cheer him at sports meet improper

■Japan, S. Korea at odds over "comfort women" statues

■Robot survey of severely damaged Fukushima reactor ends in failure

■Japan on alert after killing of North Korean leader's brother

■U.S. urged Japan to refer to bilateral FTA in joint statement

■Japan PM not ruling out bilateral free trade pact with U.S.

■Japan, U.S. eye Pence visit in April for economic talks

■70% satisfied with Abe-Trump talks: Kyodo poll

■Abe returns home after summit with Trump

■Trump backs Japan's Russia policy to move isles issue forward: Abe

■Trump says U.S. will deal "very strongly" with N. Korea

■Pianist Mitsuko Uchida wins Grammy as accompanist

■Abe, Trump stand together after N. Korea missile launch

■Abe, Trump agree to discuss 2-way trade framework after U.S. TPP exit

■Japan-U.S. dialogue to cover trade, possibly bilateral FTA

■Aso, Pence vow to deepen Japan-U.S. economic ties

■Japan, U.S. at odds over TPP, but in sync on Okinawa

■Tillerson confirms U.S. pledge to defend Japan-controlled Senkakus

■Japan, U.S. defense chiefs meet for talks to beef up alliance

■JAL, ANA resume boarding passengers subject to Trump entry ban

■Japan PM, Toyota chief agree to work together to boost U.S. jobs

■Abe denies plan to use public pension fund for U.S. infrastructure

■TEPCO to probe Fukushima reactor again to confirm nuclear debris

■U.S. reaffirms defense commitment to S. Korea, warns N. Korea

■Japan eyes use of public pension fund to invest in U.S. infrastructure

■Japan, U.S. assembling ministerial dialogue team: source

■Toyota president shows hope for good Japan-U.S. tie ahead of summit

■Radiation level at Fukushima reactor highest since 2011 disaster

■Japan denies currency manipulation, rebuts Trump's forex comments

■Japanese companies concerned by Trump currency manipulation comments

■BOJ stands pat amid Trump uncertainties, raises growth outlook

■Korematsu's fight evoked amid Trump immigration ban fallout

■Abe to urge Trump to maintain U.S. presence in Asia-Pacific region

■U.S. notifies departure from TPP to 11 other members

■Mattis not to ask Japan, S. Korea for heavier U.S. deployment costs

■Honda, GM to launch joint venture to produce fuel-cell car systems

■Abe vows to clear up Trump's "misunderstandings" on auto trade

■PM Abe, Toyota president plan to meet Fri. ahead of Trump summit

■84% of Japanese concerned about Trump administration: Kyodo survey

■JAL, ANA to bar nationals of 7 Muslim states from U.S.-bound flights

■FOCUS: Fears growing Trump's tweets may target BOJ's drastic easing

■U.S., S. Korea agree to strengthen defense against N. Korean threat

■Possible nuclear fuel debris sighted under damaged Fukushima reactor

■Abe, Trump agree to hold summit on Feb. 10, affirm alliance importance

■Japan to keep close eye on business impact of U.S.-Mexico spat

■Japan's Panasonic to shut down U.S. vacuum cleaner development unit

■Japan, U.S. eye Abe-Trump talks on Feb. 10, trade likely atop agenda

■Toyota to invest $600 mil., add 400 jobs at U.S. plant

■Abe to tell Trump Japan respects "America First" principle

■Japan leaves TPP chief negotiator post vacant

■Trump withdraws U.S. from TPP, raps Japan, China over trade

■A-bomb survivor urges Trump to ponder from all-humanity perspective

■Japan to urge U.S. to lead free trade after Trump inauguration

■FOCUS: Trump's scrapping of TPP complicates Japan's trade, growth options

■Abe hails Japan-U.S. ties in Diet speech ahead of Trump inauguration

■Commerce pick urges Toyota, others to build more plants in U.S.

■S. Korea gov't opposes "comfort women" statue on disputed islets

■Kennedy bids farewell, thanks Abe for supporting U.S.-Japan alliance

■Japan, U.S. sign pact limiting legal protection of U.S. base workers

■Japanese leaders question Trump's protectionism after he hits Toyota

■Japan stresses job-creation by Toyota in U.S. after Trump tweet

■U.S. policies need close watch, Ghosn says after Trump hits Toyota

■Abe meets U.S. investor Soros after stressing economic focus

■Abe, Biden agree on importance of deepening Japan-U.S. alliance

■Japan pulls ambassador to S. Korea over new "comfort women" statue

■Honda reveals AI-programmed car

■Trump targets Toyota over Mexico manufacturing

■Trump eyes aide Hagerty as ambassador to Japan

■Toyota unveils concept car with AI and autonomous driving tech

■Academic societies propose defining elderly as those aged 75 or older

■Tuna fetches 74 mil. yen at possible final Tsukiji New Year's auction

■Mazda CEO sees Mexican plant as key base amid unclear Trump policy

■Executives urge workers to be prepared for uncertain global outlook

■Abe to keep putting "highest priority on economy" in 2017

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