Maritime security ties to grow, Hanoi and Tokyo say

May 6, 2016

Maritime security ties to grow, Hanoi and Tokyo say

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh agreed Thursday to deepen cooperation on maritime security as China’s militarization of the South China Sea continues, Japanese officials said. Kishida and Minh, who doubles as foreign minister, also confirmed the need ...

May 3, 2016

Japan regrets Taiwanese decision to patrol Okinotorishima-based EEZ

Japan expressed regret over Taiwan’s decision to dispatch government vessels to patrol Japan’s self-declared exclusive economic zone around tiny Okinotorishima Island, the southernmost point of Japanese territory, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Ministry spokeswoman, Eleanor Wang, said that Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida expressed ...

Kishida reaffirms economic focus on Thailand

May 2, 2016

Kishida reaffirms economic focus on Thailand

Japan will launch a new initiative to support economic development in nations along the Mekong corridor, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday. It will form part of ¥750 billion in Japanese aid to the region over three years, announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Apr 26, 2016

Japan to give another $2 million to help renovate IAEA labs

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has pledged an additional $2.2 million to support renovation of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s nuclear applications laboratories. Kishida made the pledge during a meeting in Tokyo with Yukiya Amano, director-general of the Vienna-based international nuclear watchdog. The eight laboratories ...