3. Abe to express solidarity with France
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will express Japan's solidarity with France in the fight against terrorism during scheduled talks with President Francois Hollande next week.
Abe made the remarks when he met a group of Japanese and French business leaders in Tokyo on Friday. The group aims to boost economic ties between the 2 countries.
Abe expressed his condolences for the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks. He said Japan condemns acts of terrorism and stands with France.
Abe spoke about the planned meeting with the French president on Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations COP21 climate conference in Paris.
Abe said he wants to use the talks with Hollande to strengthen ties between Japan and France.