Apr 28, 2015

Wary of China, Japan urges nuclear weapons info transparency

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called on nuclear-weapon states Monday to improve the transparency of information regarding their atomic arsenals, apparently wary of China’s buildup of its nuclear forces. At the start of U.N. conference in New York to review the operation of the Nuclear ...

Apr 22, 2015

Kerry to invite Abe to Sunday dinner in Boston

Secretary of State John Kerry will invite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to dinner in Boston on Sunday after the Japanese leader arrives at the first destination on his trip to the United States, the State Department said Tuesday. The dinner will take place at ...

Kishida to press for transparency at NPT meeting

Apr 6, 2015

Kishida to press for transparency at NPT meeting

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will call for ensuring the transparency of nuclear arsenals at a forthcoming review meeting on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that starts April 27 in New York. Kishida will also propose that not only the United States and Russia but also ...

Mar 16, 2015

Japan, Vietnam affirm partnership on maritime security

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan have agreed to continue bilateral efforts to ensure maritime security while underlining the importance of respecting the rule of law, ministry officials said. Meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. World Conference on ...

Singapore, Japan agree to explore disaster training plan

Mar 15, 2015

Singapore, Japan agree to explore disaster training plan

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Singapore counterpart, K. Shanmugam, have agreed to consider expanding bilateral cooperation in training people on how to reduce the risks associated with natural disasters in Southeast Asia, Japanese officials said. Singapore has accepted trainees from neighboring countries, teaching ...