Sugiyama appointed top bureaucrat in Foreign Ministry

Jun 14, 2016

Sugiyama appointed top bureaucrat in Foreign Ministry

The Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed a set of key personnel changes at the Foreign Ministry, including the appointment of Shinsuke Sugiyama, deputy foreign minister in charge of political affairs, as the ministry’s top bureaucrat. The 63-year-old Sugiyama, former director-general of the Asian and Oceanian ...

Feb 13, 2015

Japan, Russia hold talks in Moscow to discuss Putin visit

Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats met Thursday in Moscow to lay the groundwork for a planned visit to Tokyo by President Vladimir Putin this year. Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama and his Russian counterpart, Igor Morgulov, discussed the long-running territorial dispute and prospects for ...

Jan 31, 2014

Japan, Russia discuss territorial issue

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The deputy foreign ministers of Japan and Russia met Friday in Tokyo to resume talks for settling the long-standing territorial dispute over the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido. Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama is representing Japan while the Russian delegation is led by Deputy Foreign ...