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Public Policy & Politics, Japan


During his official visit in Japan that starts on September 11, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will hold negotiations with Emperor Akihito and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and will meet with some leaders of major Japanese companies, Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary (TDH) State News Service statement said on Wednesday.

"That will mark a new milestone in the history of the Turkmen-Japanese business partnership, in front of which, considering the existing mutual interest and complementarity of national economies, promising prospects open up," the statement said.


The successive expansion of constructive cooperation on a wide range of issues of political, trade, economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian cooperation were discussed by the representatives of the foreign ministries of Uzbekistan and Japan during the next round of consultations held in Tashkent, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan reported on Monday.


President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov signed a decree on the opening of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Japan (Tokyo City), the document, which was made public, says.

By the decree, the Foreign Ministry is instructed jointly with the Ministry of Adalat (Justice) of Turkmenistan to prepare and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers proposals on making relevant amendments and additions to the national legislation within a month.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Turkey for an official visit on May 2-3 by the invitation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, TRT Haber reported.

Japanese Prime Minister will arrive accompanied by Japanese businessmen, sain in the press center of the Turkish PM.

At the meeting will discuss bilateral relations, and also regional and international issues.


Kazakh delegation discussed cooperation with Japanese companies in energy sphere
within the visit to Japan, Kazakh Industry and New technologies Ministry reported on Monday.

In particular, Kazakh delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Industry and New Technologies Minister, Aset Isekeshev met with representatives of the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC).


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington next week, the government said Friday, dpa reported.

Abe, who took office in late December, will meet Obama on February 22, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

The leaders will discuss bilateral and regional issues in the Asia-Pacific region, including North Korea's nuclear test on Tuesday, Suga said.

During their telephone conference on Thursday, the two agreed to seek a tougher UN Security Council resolution on Pyongyang.


President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe on re-election to his position.

"I cordially congratulate you on your re-election as Prime Minister of Japan.Today bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Japan are steadily developing. I am sure our joint efforts towards strengthening traditional friendly relations, expanding mutually beneficial cooperation will continue to serve the prosperity of our countries and peoples," said the President's letter.

Ilham Aliyev also congratulated Shinzo Abe on the occasion of upcoming New Year.


Japan's imports of Iranian crude oil fell to zero in July for the first time since 1981, trade ministry data showed on Friday, as Iran's No.3 oil buyer reined in its appetite to keep from falling afoul of European Union sanctions targeting insurance, Reuters reported.

The data had been anticipated as Japanese buyers stopped lifting Iranian crude from early in June until late in July so that vessels on the final leg of the journey to Japan would not be left uninsured in early July, after an EU ban on insurance of Iranian cargoes took effect.


The tenth meeting of the Turkmen-Japanese Economic Committee is being held in Tokyo, the official Turkmen source said on Friday.

Both countries are discussing prospects for joint investment projects in the oil and gas industry, chemical industry and fisheries, communications, transportation, banking, textile industry at the governmental level.


A Turkmen government delegation is travelling to Tokyo to attend the next meeting of the joint venture with Japan's economic cooperation committee which will be held on July 19, an official Turkmen source said on Tuesday.

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov noted the ongoing dynamics of trade and economic cooperation between Turkmenistan and Japan and wide range of areas successfully developing, including that of the traditional supply of powerful trucking, construction and other specialised equipment from Japanese producers.