Reiji Yoshida

Reiji Yoshida is a staff writer and deputy manager of the Domestic News Division. Since joining The Japan Times in 1993, he has intensively covered domestic politics, diplomacy and defense issues as well as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

For Reiji Yoshida's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Abe-Putin summit ends with economic deals but no isle steps

/ Dec 16, 2016

Abe-Putin summit ends with economic deals but no isle steps

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agree to discuss joint economic activities on the disputed islands, dashing hopes for a peace treaty breakthrough. The leaders also announced an expansion in economic cooperation comprising about 80 business deals between companies and government bodies ...

Tardy tactics? Late arrival common for Russian leader

/ Dec 15, 2016

Tardy tactics? Late arrival common for Russian leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again lived up to his reputation: his legendary tardiness. Putin arrived at Yamaguchi Ube Airport shortly before 5 p.m., nearly three hours later than originally planned. The delay significantly pushed back his first meeting of the day with ...