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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (R) talk to US Vice President Mike Pence at a family photo during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Port Moresby on November 17, 2018.

This year’s APEC summit set out to address problems in the Pacific, but it only deepened the US-China feud

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit has ended with no joint communique, the first time in its 25-year history.
Russia's President Putin and Japan's PM Abe shake hands before their talks in Beijing, China.

Japan’s Abe tells Putin he won’t let US troops on long-disputed islands if Russia returns them to Japan

The Southern Kuril islands off the Japanese island of Hokkaido are very close to Russia's mainland, and Japan has sought their return since 1956.
A banner of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill over a main road in central Port Moresby, the capital city of the poorest nation in the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group, in Papua New Guinea, November 15, 2018.

APEC host Papua New Guinea doesn’t need cheap cash and hollow promises, it needs a genuine solution

Papua New Guinea has itself become the keystone in an accelerating struggle for influence.
British Prime Minister Theresa May walks with US President Donald Trump at Chequers on July 13, 2018

Trump reportedly berated Theresa May over the phone before a disastrous trip to Paris

President Donald Trump reportedly berated UK Prime Minister Theresa May and it's just the latest example of Trump picking fights with world leaders.

Here’s everything that came out of PM Mahathir’s third visit to Japan

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad returned home with a slew of potential bilateral deals following three days in Japan.

Malaysia PM says Japan to consider future financial support

Japan is ready to extend Malaysia support to help overcome its financial problems if the need arises.
China's Premier Li Keqiang (L) accompanies Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People on October 26, 2018 in Beijing, China.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met Xi Jinping in Beijing, and in an era of US tariffs and trade wars, you can bet everything Abe remembers the last time the U...

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was In Beijing last week for big business and a state visit. You can bet he remembers when the US chose China over Japan.

Trump is launching negotiations with Japan to create a new trade agreement

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump announced that the US and Japan were launching negotiations on a new free trade agreement. The moves comes amidst Trump's growing trade war with China.

Trump reportedly caught the Japanese prime minister off guard during a meeting at the White House by saying ‘I remember Pearl Harbor’

President Donald Trump reportedly caught Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe off guard with a comment about Pearl Harbor during a meeting at the White House this past June, according to the Washington Post.