Kennedy, Saiki vow to strengthen U.S.-Japan alliance

Nov 18, 2013

Kennedy, Saiki vow to strengthen U.S.-Japan alliance

New U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Monday met with Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki in Tokyo, where the two agreed to strengthen the bilateral alliance, the Foreign Ministry said. During the roughly 25-minute meeting at Saiki’s office, Kennedy, 55, said it was ...

Saiki dispatched to China to ease tensions over isles

Jul 29, 2013

Saiki dispatched to China to ease tensions over isles

The government dispatched Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki to Beijing on Monday for two days of talks aimed at easing tensions being caused by the Senkaku Islands dispute. Saiki is scheduled to meet with his counterpart, Zhang Yesui. The two may exchange views on ...

Tokyo holds bilateral vice ministerial talks in Seoul

Jul 11, 2013

Tokyo holds bilateral vice ministerial talks in Seoul

Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki held fence-mending talks Thursday with his South Korean counterpart, Kim Kyou-hyun, in Seoul, amid bilateral relations strained over a territorial dispute and divergent perceptions of history. “I had talks (with Kim) in an extremely friendly atmosphere and had a ...