After the APEC summit in Lima, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Argentina on Monday to bolster bilateral trade and investment ties with Latin America's third largest economy.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday expressed hope that Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe can persuade U.S. President-elect Donald Trump of the merits of a languishing Pacific free trade deal.
Stronger exports and housing investment helped Japan's economy grow at a 2.2 percent annualized pace in the July-September quarter, better than many analysts had anticipated and fast enough to stave off further central bank stimulus for now.
Japanese stocks soared Monday as the dollar reached a four-month high against the yen, but most other Asian markets were hit by worries about the impact of Donald Trump's presidency on global trade.
Japanese authorities raided the country's top advertising agency Dentsu on Monday as they launched a criminal investigation into the suicide of a 24-year-old employee due to overwork on suspicion of systematic illegal overtime at the company.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's state counselor and foreign minister, met with representatives of the Japanese business community on Friday in Japan, calling on them to accelerate investment in Myanmar.
Japan's central bank on Tuesday again pushed back the timeline for hitting its inflation goal, the latest policy change that has raised questions about its attempt to revive the deflation-plagued economy.
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, left, from Colombia poses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to a meeting at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Japan Airlines on Monday slashed its full-year earnings outlook, and warned its fiscal first-half net profit nosedived owing to a slump in its international business.
Japan's factory output and retail sales were flat last month, data showed Monday, painting a bleak picture for the world's number three economy as the central bank kicks off a policy meeting.