Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi agreed Wednesday cooperation between their countries on maritime security and other fields.
In a joint press conference after his meeting with Nyusi, Abe said that the Japan-Mozambique partnership is important to realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and expressed his eagerness to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
"I would like to further develop relation with Mozambique, which is a country that faces the Indian Ocean and is an entrance to southeast Africa, a place in which Japanese companies have great interest," Abe said in the beginning of their talks.
A joint statement issued by the two leaders stated strong opposition against any unilateral attempts to change the status quo that could heighten tensions, in view of China's continued expansion in the East and South China Seas.
Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on charges of murder after his elderly neighbor was found stabbed to death, possibly the result of a feud over a pet dog, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
Leading parcel delivery firm Yamato Transport Co. said Friday that it will raise its basic tariff for retail customers by ¥140-¥180 excluding tax in September, marking its first rate hike in 27 years. (the-japan-news.com)
As tension spikes on the Korean peninsula, a French amphibious assault carrier sailed into Japan's naval base of Sasebo on Saturday ahead of drills that risk upsetting China, which faces U.S. pressure to rein in North Korea's arms programs. (Japan Today)