Feb 18, 2017

Japan, EU agree to push bilateral trade deal

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that he and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom had confirmed their resolve to swiftly conclude free trade negotiations between the two economies. “We reaffirmed that it is extremely important (to reach) a broad agreement … as soon ...

Feb 17, 2017

Japan asks Britain to ensure transparency over exit from EU

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida asked his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Thursday to ensure “transparency and predictability” with regard to Britain’s planned exit from the European Union. In a meeting in Bonn, Germany, Kishida requested that Brexit not affect Japanese companies operating in Britain, ...

Kishida to focus on North Korea, trade at G-20 talks

Feb 16, 2017

Kishida to focus on North Korea, trade at G-20 talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will address the North Korean threat, free trade with the European Union and peace-building when he gathers with Group of 20 counterparts on Thursday in Bonn, Germany. Kishida will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and South Korean ...

Japan pledges to promote infrastructure investment in Czech Republic

Jan 9, 2017

Japan pledges to promote infrastructure investment in Czech Republic

Japan will encourage domestic companies to invest in the Czech Republic, especially when infrastructure development projects are involved, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday after meeting Czech counterpart Lubomir Zaoralek in Prague. Kishida and Zaoralek also agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in energy, including ...

Jan 5, 2017

Kishida leaves for France to attend security talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday left Japan for France, where he is set to attend “two plus two” talks involving the countries’ foreign and defense ministers in which they are likely to discuss China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. After France, Kishida ...