Joint goals in disaster relief and trade are among the areas for collaboration identified by New Zealand and Japan's foreign ministers after a meeting.
World share markets are looking shaky this morning after a string of weak economic figures from Asia and the US.
More than 70 years ago, at age 14, Kim Bok-dong was ordered to work by Korea's Japanese occupier in a military-linked brothel.
World share markets have soared this morning after a string of positive economic news from the US.
Japan is pledging tighter nuclear safety after an accident at an atomic research facility exposed 33 people to minor excess radiation.
There's been another big dip on Japan's share market, and that has flowed on to the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Japanese mayor has apologised for saying US troops should use legal adult entertainment businesses to help reduce rapes and other assaults.
It was a rollercoaster ride for stock markets last week, with Japan being particularly hard-hit.
A huge plunge in Japans' share market has produced big falls on European markets this morning.
China is trying to strengthen its claim on tiny, uninhabited, Japanese-controlled islands by raising questions about the much larger Okinawa chain.
A Japanese mayor has said the military's forced prostitution of Asian women during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline".
Japan has acknowledged it conducted only a limited investigation looking at allegations Asian women were forced into sexual slavery during WWII.
Hundreds of Japanese gathered in Tokyo in a peaceful protest against calls by the Prime Minister to amend the constitution.
A Japanese airline has conducted its first test flight of the Boeing 787 aircraft since battery problems grounded the planes
The Japanese government said Monday that donations made by the prime minister to a controversial war shrine and visits by three Cabinet ministers were done in an unofficial capacity
Japan has formally entered Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and will now work on a free-trade deal with 11 other countries, including NZ.
China has accused Japan of raising regional tensions with its increased use of fighter jets to monitor Chinese aircraft.
The US and Japan have opened the door to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the sabre-rattling country lowers tensions and honours past agreements.
Japan's Meteorological Agency says a magnitude-6 quake has struck near the southwestern city of Kobe.
Japan's Yokohama Municipal Government mistakenly tweeted that a North Korean missile launch had occurred on Wednesday.
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