Japan

Empress Masako, Donald Trump, Emperor Naruhito applauding (Shealah Craighead/The White House)

U.S. and Japan talk trade, a denuclearized North Korea

During his trip to Japan, President Trump described the U.S.-Japan alliance as "ironclad," reflecting the two countries' shared values and interests.
Three young schoolchildren walking on road (© QxQ Images/Alamy)

Teaching English in Japan shapes lives, including the teachers’

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program gives Americans and others a chance to live in Japan while teaching English. Here's one person's experience.
Artist's conception of two small spaceships orbiting moon (NASA)

U.S. and Japan partner on future moon mission

Cooperation between NASA and Japan's space agency aims to return humans to the moon in preparation to land on and explore Mars.
Person looking at sunlit Japanese gate over water (© Koji Sasahara/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Women walking down hallway with American flags on stands (TOMODACHI Initiative)

Indo-Pacific friendship from U.S.-Japanese exchange

The TOMODACHI Initiative connects thousands of young American and Japanese students with opportunities to learn about each other's cultures.
Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump shaking hands (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Trump’s Japan trip signals a strong friendship

President Trump and the first lady will soon pay a state visit to Japan, where they will meet the emperor and reinforce longstanding U.S.-Japanese ties.
Group of warships sailing (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/U.S. Navy)

U.S., Japan, India, Philippines sail through South China Sea

India, Japan and the Philippines joined with the United States to protect the freedom of the oceans and vital economic trade routes.
Shinzo Abe shaking hands with Donald Trump (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Trump hosts Japanese Prime Minister Abe at White House

When President Trump recently met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, the two leaders were boosting ties that support global stability.
Elderly man waving with his wife by his side (© Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

A new era as Japan’s Emperor Akihito relinquishes throne

When Japan's Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30, he can point to a legacy of modernization and improved relations between Japan and its neighbors.