Aug 12, 2014

Kishida, Indonesia's Jokowi seek enhanced security, economic ties

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks Tuesday with Indonesian President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and discussed boosting security and economic ties. Speaking to reporters after the talks, Jokowi, who was elected July 9, said they mainly covered maritime security, Japanese investment in infrastructure and Indonesia’s ...

Aug 11, 2014

Abe to retain Aso and Amari in Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to retain Taro Aso, his deputy prime minister and finance minister, and Aki­ra Ama­ri, the economic revitalization minister, when he reshuffles the Cabinet and changes the executives of the Liberal Democratic Party in the first week of September.

Aug 11, 2014

Asia's biggest security forum urges North Korea to disarm

North Korea was called upon Sunday by a large majority of foreign ministers who attended Asia’s largest security forum to immediately abandon its nuclear arms and missile programs. While the key topics at the forum, including regional maritime issues, were nothing new, at least ...

Foreign ministers of Japan, South Korea hold talks

Aug 9, 2014

Foreign ministers of Japan, South Korea hold talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks Saturday with South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Myanmar’s capital, with greatest interest focused on whether the meeting will pave the way for a summit between the leaders of the two countries. The meeting was the first between ...