Singapore, Japan agree to explore disaster training plan

Mar 15, 2015

Singapore, Japan agree to explore disaster training plan

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Singapore counterpart, K. Shanmugam, have agreed to consider expanding bilateral cooperation in training people on how to reduce the risks associated with natural disasters in Southeast Asia, Japanese officials said. Singapore has accepted trainees from neighboring countries, teaching ...

Mar 14, 2015

Japan, France to cooperate at key U.N. climate talks

The foreign ministers of Japan and France agreed Saturday to cooperate in seeking a new international framework for fighting climate change at a key U.N. meeting later this year, Japanese officials said. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, that Tokyo ...

Feb 25, 2015

Kishida, Kerry to meet in Tokyo in mid-March: source

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to meet in Tokyo in mid-March to prepare for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s U.S. visit, a diplomatic source said on Wednesday. Kishida and Kerry are also expected to discuss anti-terror measures ...

Japan strongly condemns shootings in Copenhagen

Feb 16, 2015

Japan strongly condemns shootings in Copenhagen

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has told his Danish counterpart that the fatal shootings in Copenhagen that targeted people debating free speech deserved “strong condemnation,” the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. “I feel great anger over contemptible terrorist acts attacking the freedom of expression and different ...

Feb 13, 2015

Japan urges implementation of Ukraine cease-fire

The Abe administration praised the peace deal struck Thursday between Ukraine and its eastern rebels, expressing hope that parties will uphold it. “We welcome the cease-fire” starting Sunday between the Ukraine government and pro-Moscow rebels, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told reporters Friday. “We expect ...

Feb 13, 2015

Seoul slams Kishida's Takeshima remark

South Korea on Thursday criticized Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for calling the disputed Sea of Japan islets of Takeshima part of Japanese territory. Lee Sang-deok, director-general of the South Korean Foreign Ministry’s Northeast Asian Affairs Bureau, summoned Kenji Kanasugi, minister at the Japanese Embassy ...

Feb 3, 2015

Kishida may attend U.S. meeting on fighting terrorism

The Abe administration is considering sending Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to an international anti-terrorism meeting slated for Feb. 18 and 19 in Washington, a Foreign Ministry official said. Japan is eager to boost coordination with other countries to curb extremism, especially after the killing ...