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The Latest: Pence, on US carrier, pledges to defend Asia
Vice President Mike Pence has once again pledged the Trump administration's commitment to defending its allies in Asia from North Korea and any other threats
Japan says Pacific Rim pact offers best trade deals
A senior Japanese official says the Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump offers better potential deals than what Tokyo can hope for in bilateral negotiations
Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons
Vice President Mike Pence has assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the U.S. stands "100 percent" behind its anchor ally in Asia in working to defuse risks from North Korea's nuclear program
The Latest: Pence, Japanese leaders begin talks in Tokyo
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso are kicking off a new U.S.-Japan economic dialogue that was launched during Abe's meeting with Trump in February
Pence visits Japan , turning focus to trade with key ally
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade
Top Japanese Official Urges Elderly to 'Hurry Up and Die'
TOKYO – Taro Aso has never been one to hold his tongue. But Japan’s 72 year-old deputy prime minister may have outdone himself with his latest gaffe. At a government panel to discuss social security reforms, the former prime minister called the elderly who are...
Saudi King showered Obamas and other officials with lavish gifts in 2009
ABC's Kirit Radia reports: During her husband’s first year in office, First Lady Michelle Obama received a large number of gifts from foreign dignitaries, but perhaps none are more impressive than the ones she got from Saudi King Abdullah. Unfortunately...
Japan's Ruling Party Swept From Power in Historic Election
Liberal Party Ousted in Election That Could Test Relations With U.S. and Europe
'The Situation is Getting Severe'
Your quotes of today: "The situation is getting severe." - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, responding to news of a 15.2 percent plunge in his country's first-quarter GDP, the worst figure since Japan began keeping such records more than five...