VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 19 extended a message of condolences to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe over a huge human loss in a fire at an animation studio in Kyoto.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed on September 2 to draw up proposals this year to end a row over a group of disputed islands that has bedevilled relations between their countries for over 70 years.
The Russian military said on August 22 its aircraft operating from an Iranian air base to conduct strikes in Syria had completed their tasks, but left open the possibility of using the Hamadan base again if circumstances warranted.
Italian coastguard and navy ships rescued over 3,300 migrants in 26 separate operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italian navy said on June 26.
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.
Russia on May 9 showcased its military hardware in a parade to commemorate victory over the Nazis in World War Two.
The first migrants deported from Greek islands under a disputed EU-Turkey deal were shipped back to Turkey on April 4 in a drive to shut down the main route used by more than a million people fleeing war and poverty to reach Europe in the last year.
World leaders will gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations starting September 25 as Europe faces a flood of asylum seekers, many fleeing Syria's civil war in the worst humanitarian crisis since the world body was created 70 years ago.
Hungary's parliament authorized the government on September 21 to deploy the army to help handle a wave of migrants, granting the military the right to use non-lethal force.
Austria said on August 28, 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were missing and feared dead.
Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on August 26, the Italian coast guard said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was poised on August 14 to issue a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, remarks that will be closely analyzed abroad to see whether he dilutes past apologies over the conflict.
Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has fallen to the lowest level since he took office in 2012, to just over 40%, with nearly two-thirds of voters opposed to his muscular defense policy that would end a self-imposed ban on the military fighting overseas, a weekend media survey showed.
President Barack Obama heralded the first US Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on May 25 for fallen American forces.