/ May 21, 2017

Kishida hints at further sanctions against North Korea

The government is considering the possibility of imposing further sanctions on North Korea, which has been repeatedly conducting acts of provocation, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida suggested Sunday. “We need to consider what is the most effective action against North Korea, while keeping a close ...

Abe's constitutional revision push questioned by his own party

/ May 11, 2017

Abe's constitutional revision push questioned by his own party

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent push to engineer Japan’s first revision to the pacifist Constitution continued to cause ripples in the political community on Thursday, with even senior members of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party raising questions. “I don’t think the Constitution can be ...

Japan vows to help energy and urban development in Vietnam

/ May 8, 2017

Japan vows to help energy and urban development in Vietnam

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said their countries will cooperate further on infrastructure projects in areas such as urban development and energy. Kishida said he and Minh also pledged when they met Monday in Tokyo to promote ...