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Abe (middle) with Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Keiichi Ishii (left) and Finance Minister Taro Aso (right) at a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Friday.

South Korea accuses Japan of treating it like a ‘hostile nation’ after it was officially downgraded as a trading partner amid escalating t...

Both countries have blamed each other to justify their actions in their ongoing trade war, which started over a historic dispute from World War II.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with US president Donald Trump on the sidelines of the official agenda on the second day of the G7 summit in June 2018 i

13 world leaders ranked by how tall they are

From the tall Xi Jinping to the short Michael D. Higgins to the mysterious height of Kim Jong Un, the height of world leaders varies wildly.

International summits like G20 always seem to bring out the worst in Trump

Instead of working toward shared goals at summits such as G20, Trump ends up in fights with leaders like Merkel, May, Trudeau, and Macron.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) greets US President Donald Trump as he arrives for the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28, 2019.

Japan used a colorful chart with pictures and a map to explain its US investments to Trump

Foreign officials have come up with novel ways to get their point across to the president, renowned for his distaste for long documents.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a joint news conference with visiting U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) in Tokyo, Japan May 27, 2019

Japan’s prime minister made a historic trip to Tehran to ease US-Iran tensions. It was a disaster

Japan's Shinzo Abe tried to mediate the US-Iran standoff, but his historic visit ended in disaster as an explosion struck a Japanese tanker.

The oil tanker attacks could make a US-Iran military showdown inevitable, experts warn

Experts warn that Iran could soon begin targeting US assets in the Middle East and stage attacks on Americans in the region.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands prior to their meeting at the Akasaka Palace, the State Guest House on May 27, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Sumo, selfies, and nuclear relations: 5 top moments from Trump’s visit to Japan

President Donald Trump is currently on a state visit to Japan, where he has addressed Iran, North Korea, and US trade policy with PM Shinzo Abe.
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit down for a dinner during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019.

Trump touts ‘good respect’ for North Korea despite renewed missile tests and Abe disagreement

President Donald Trump said he viewed North Korea's missile tests "differently" from his adviser John Bolton and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
U.S. President Donald Trump presents the President’s Cup to wrestler Asanoyama, the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokigikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan May 26, 2019.

Trump attended a Japanese sumo match where he presented a made-up award and broke a number of traditions

President Donald Trump awarded a 60-pound trophy to a sumo wrestling champion as part of his Japan visit. He broke a lot of rules in the process.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo pose for a selfie.

Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe took a smiling golf course selfie during the president’s flying visit to Asia

The photo shows Trump and Abe smiling broadly while playing golf at Mobara Country Club, around an hour's drive east of Tokyo, Japan's capital.