Shinzo Abe

PM Orban: We intend to continue to work on the Strategic Partnership with Japan; it's a very ambitious project

The Government intends to continue to work on the most important cooperation project with Japan, the bilateral Strategic Partnership between the two countries, and chose the year 2021, when Romania and Japan celebrate 100 years of "efficient diplomatic relations," for the conclusion of the Partnership Agreement, stated interim Prime Minister Ludovic Orban.

Kosovo Finds Asian Ally in Land of Rising Sun

Japan has since announced that its ambassador-designate to Kosovo in 2019 will be its former ambassador to Mozambique from 2014-17, Akira Mizutani. Based in Vienna, he serves also as Ambassador to Austria. Mizutani has served in Japan's foreign ministry for decades, in embassies such as Turkey, Germany and Pakistan.

China virus death toll tops 200 as WHO declares global emergency

The death toll from a new virus reached 213 on Jan. 31 and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency.

In a new travel advisory, the U.S. State Department raised its warning for China to the same level as Afghanistan and Iraq, saying on its website, "Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan."

Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family

Japan on Dec. 26 executed a 40-year-old Chinese man convicted of murdering a family of four, in the country's first execution of a foreigner since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out began in 2007, the justice ministry said.

The man, Wei Wei, had committed the murders in mid-2003 with two accomplices who were also Chinese nationals, media reported.

President Rumen Radev: Bulgaria Is Open to much more Active Economic and Investment Partnership with Japan

Bulgaria is open to a much more active economic and investment partnership with Japan, President Rumen Radev said today at a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the presidential press office reported. Bulgarian president met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to Tokyo to attend Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony.

President Iohannis and his wife attend enthronement of Japan's Emperor Naruhito

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis and his wife, Carmen Iohannis, attended on Tuesday in Tokyo the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito. The head of the Romanian state wore a black tail coat and his wife wore a long blue dress.