Taro Aso "will concentrate on" dealing with parliament, and will be represented at the meeting by his deputy Minoru Kihara, a ministry official told AFP.
Turkish economy minister hopes trade volume between Turkey, Japan increases by 5 times
Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci says Turkish, Japanese firms can jointly leave China behind in important markets
The Financial Services Agency (FSA) said in a statement it had ordered FSHO and Bit Station, exchanges based in Yokohama and Nagoya, to temporarily halt their operations for a month from Thursday.
No one was injured in the early morning attack, which only damaged the gate of the facility, but it marked a rare incident of gun violence in a nation that prides itself on strict weapons controls and street safety.
2015 terrorist attack on Tunis's Bardo Museum left 21 people - including three Japanese tourists - dead
A 26-year-old co-pilot was found unconscious following the crash in the town of Kanzaki and later confirmed dead, a defence ministry spokesman said.
$534 million was hacked from Japan's leading digital currency exchanges, says local media
South Korea welcomes Japanese premier’s move to attend Winter Games, having already secured North Korea's participation
Shinzo Abe becomes first Japanese premier to visit capital Belgrade since 1987
Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on "maximising pressure" on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.
Shogan Kameda left Georgia in September
Taro Kono to make official visit on Dec. 28
The Japanese coastguard first spotted the group of ten's rickety vessel off the northern island of Hokkaido on Wednesday as it struggled during poor weather.
The upper house unanimously adopted a resolution protesting against the North's firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile that dropped into the sea inside Japan's exclusive economic zone last week.
Minister says forest will be planted in Turkey to commemorate close bond
Decision will go into effect on Jan. 1 of next year
After a business lunch of burgers with US beef the pair donned golfing kit for a round at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, which will host the event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Move comes amid call to end human rights violations, killings from drug war
Typhoon Lan, described as "very large and very strong" by Japan's meteorological agency, was packing gusts up to 216 kilometres (134 miles) per hour Sunday night in the Pacific south of Japan.
Abe's conservative coalition was on track to win 311 seats in the 465-seat parliament, according to a projection published by private broadcaster TBS, putting the nationalist blue blood on course to become Japan's longest-serving leader.