Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida replaces Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year since taking office last September.
US President Joe Biden will host the summit on September 24.
Both India and Australia rejected criticism of QUAD, saying the organization has a practical agenda.
Quad is to checkmate China’s growing profile as a nation giving humanitarian aid to nations across Asia and Pacific, and it wants to challenge China’s soft power bid in the region.
The UN ambassadors from India, Australia, Japan and United States meet ahead of two major events. One is the first ever Quad Leaders' Summit and the other is the Annual UN General Assembly Debate.
At an event to commemorate the historic event, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war.
The officials said US Vice President Kamala Harris will hold meeting with Quad leaders including Prime Ministers—Narendra Modi from India, Scott Morrison from Australia and Yoshihide Suga from Japan.
Japan has managed the COVID-19 pandemic better than many countries, without the kind of restrictive lockdown used in other nations, but some believe that may now be needed.
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far East and Siberia this week, and the Kuril Islands were his first stop on Monday
Events start Wednesday — in softball and women's soccer — two days ahead of the formal opening ceremony of an Olympics already postponed a year because of...
Speaking at the opening of the IOC Session in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, Bach said the Olympic stage is now set for the athletes 'to shine and inspire...
Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained since South Korea’s Supreme Court in 2018 ordered some Japanese companies to compensate Korean forced...
Suga asked Bach to ensure that the Olympics will be safe, particularly for the Japanese public, of which fewer than 20 percent are fully vaccinated
Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga said the state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22
The state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22 meaning the Olympics starting July 23 will be held under emergency measures
The medical journal The Lancet criticized the World Health Organization and other health bodies for not taking a clear stand on holding Olympics
Experts at a virus panel meeting Thursday gave preliminary approval for government's plans to downgrade the emergency
Japan is desperately pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations before the Olympic Games kick off on 23 July
The Tokyo Olympics are slated to start on July 23 after a one-year postponement due to the pandemic
Worries about public safety while many Japanese remain unvaccinated have prompted growing protests and calls for cancelling the games, set to start on July 23.
The 6,000-member Tokyo Medical Practitioners' Association called for the Olympics to be canceled in a letter
More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled
The virus upsurge in Tokyo underscores the difficulty of balancing anti-virus measures and the economy.
US President Joe Biden on Friday opened the first Quad Leaders’ Summit held virtually and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister...
'The leaders agreed that they would meet in-person before the end of the year,' US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said hours after the maiden virtual...