Tillerson calls for new approach on North Korea

/ Mar 16, 2017

Tillerson calls for new approach on North Korea

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Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated Thursday in Tokyo that Washington is ready to toughen its diplomatic approach toward North Korea, noting the futility of trying to convince it to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. “It is important to ...

Mar 1, 2017

China has conducted 63 seabed studies in Japan's EEZ: Coast Guard

China has conducted seabed surveys in Japan’s exclusive economic zones without notice, or in ways different from advance explanations to the Japanese government, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida revealed on Tuesday. “It’s extremely regrettable,” Kishida told a press conference after the day’s Cabinet meeting. According ...

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 ...