Kishida wants South Korea to pitch in on summit

Oct 2, 2014

Kishida wants South Korea to pitch in on summit

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called on Thursday for joint efforts with South Korea to advance bilateral relations, including holding a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Park Geun-hye. In a meeting in Tokyo with Cho Tae-yong, South Korea’s first vice foreign minister, ...

Japan sides with U.S. over airstrikes in Syria, Kishida tells Kerry

Sep 24, 2014

Japan sides with U.S. over airstrikes in Syria, Kishida tells Kerry

Japan approves of United States-led airstrikes in the fight against Islamic State militants and supports a coalition headed by Washington, Tokyo’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Japan “understands the U.S. move is intended to prevent the situation from getting even worse,” said Foreign Minister Fumio ...

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 ...