Jan 9, 2014

White House defends self, Biden over Gates book

Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House pushed back Wednesday against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that questions President Barack Obama’s war leadership and rips into Vice President Joe Biden. The tell-all memoir from Gates has ...

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

Dec 5, 2013

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond. Though Biden made ...

U.S. backs Japan against ADIZ: Biden

Dec 3, 2013

U.S. backs Japan against ADIZ: Biden

by Mizuho Aoki

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received the assurance of visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday that Washington stands behind Japan as it responds to China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea that encompasses the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands. ...

Nov 28, 2013

Biden, Kennedy to push female empowerment

Vice President Joe Biden will try to help empower Japanese women when he visits next week, a U.S. government official said Wednesday. Biden will be joined by new Ambassador Caroline Kennedy for “an event to highlight the role of women in the Japanese economy” ...

TPP on Biden's agenda during visit next month

Nov 5, 2013

TPP on Biden's agenda during visit next month

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Japan, China and South Korea in the first week of December, to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials, the White House said Monday. Biden, who will ...

Abe, Biden to discuss ties in Singapore

Jul 20, 2013

Abe, Biden to discuss ties in Singapore

Tokyo and Washington are arranging a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Singapore, probably on Friday, government sources said. During their talks, which will take place during Abe’s three-day Southeast Asian trip from Thursday, the two will ...