Kishida prods Tehran counterpart on Iran nuclear program

Mar 5, 2014

Kishida prods Tehran counterpart on Iran nuclear program

by Mizuho Aoki

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Wednesday in Tokyo and urged him to continue making efforts to reach a final agreement with the Western powers on Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. “Japan welcomes the steady implementation of the Joint ...

Kishida wants G-8 united against North

Apr 9, 2013

Kishida wants G-8 united against North

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will seek a consensus with his Group of Eight counterparts on urging North Korea to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula and to comply with U.N. resolutions banning nuclear and missile tests at a meeting this week in London. The ...

Mar 27, 2013

Kishida retraction: China a 'concern,' not 'threat'

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida effectively retracted his remarks over the weekend in which he described China’s military expansion as a “threat” to the region, saying Tuesday that he instead meant to say “concern.” The remarks, made in a Sunday appearance on NHK, “would not ...

Kishida at Diet vows to safeguard nation

Mar 1, 2013

Kishida at Diet vows to safeguard nation

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Thursday to protect Japanese territory and called on China to refrain from escalating tensions over the Senkaku Islands. In his first foreign policy address to the Diet, Kishida said there is no territorial issue to be resolved concerning the ...