Aug 5, 2016

Kishida to visit Philippines for security talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday he will visit the Philippines from Wednesday to discuss security issues with his counterpart Perfecto Yasay. Kishida said he also plans to meet Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the three-day visit. It will be Duterte’s first meeting with ...

Maritime security ties to grow, Hanoi and Tokyo say

May 6, 2016

Maritime security ties to grow, Hanoi and Tokyo say

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh agreed Thursday to deepen cooperation on maritime security as China’s militarization of the South China Sea continues, Japanese officials said. Kishida and Minh, who doubles as foreign minister, also confirmed the need ...

May 3, 2016

Japan regrets Taiwanese decision to patrol Okinotorishima-based EEZ

Japan expressed regret over Taiwan’s decision to dispatch government vessels to patrol Japan’s self-declared exclusive economic zone around tiny Okinotorishima Island, the southernmost point of Japanese territory, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokeswoman, Eleanor Wang, said that Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed ...