Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have called for further expansion of all-out ties between Tehran and Tokyo.
Notwithstanding US-led sanctions against Iran’s energy sector, Japan's top refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy has extended its crude oil import contract with Iran for 2013.
Japan’s Finance Ministry says the Asian state more than doubled its crude imports from Iran in November compared with October.
Iran’s national soccer team has moved 14 places up in the latest FIFA ranking, securing 44th place with a total of 611 points.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister for Asia and Oceania has met with officials from Japanese foreign and economy ministries to hold talks on regional developments as well as Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, which handles most of Japan's payments for oil imports, released Iran's assets.