Japan and Turkey have agreed to build Turkey's second nuclear power plant, a $22 billion project, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the United Arab Emirates produced a deal allowing Japan to sell nuclear power technologies, officials said.
Russian energy suppliers are sympathetic to Japan's need for natural gas following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Japan and Saudi Arabia agreed to discuss conducting negotiations for the export of Japanese nuclear energy technologies, an official said.
Russia and Japan agreed Monday to renew talks aimed at achieving their first peace treaty since World War II and resolving present-day territorial disputes.
Thousands of Okinawa residents gathered Sunday to protest the 61st anniversary of Japan receiving independence from the United States following World War II.
The Japanese government Friday reported key consumer prices declined 0.5 percent in March year-on-year, indicating little relief from chronic deflation.
Two Japanese men, ages 64 and 56, convicted of killing two men in 2005, were hanged Friday at the Tokyo detention center, the Justice Ministry said.
South Korea lodged a protest with Tokyo over Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's comments on the Yasukuni war shrine, a controversial bilateral issue.
The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development said Japan's economy was ready to grow, but warned long-term gains depended on a lighter debt burden.