Oct 20, 2014

Japan's top security official to visit S. Korea for talks

Japan’s top security official will make a two-day visit to Seoul for talks with South Korea’s top presidential aide for national security, both governments said Monday. Shotaro Yachi, national security adviser to the Cabinet, is expected to explain Japan’s stance on security policy in ...

Mar 13, 2014

Yachi asks Russia to solve Ukraine crisis peacefully

Security official Shotaro Yachi on Wednesday called on Russia to resolve tensions over Ukraine in a peaceful manner. Yachi, head of the National Security Council’s secretariat, made the request at a meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. At the 75-minute meeting, ...

Yachi to lead security secretariat

Jan 7, 2014

Yachi to lead security secretariat

The government on Tuesday launched the secretariat of its U.S.-style National Security Council, with former Vice Foreign Minister Shotaro Yachi picked to lead the new body. The secretariat will support the council’s core conference to be attended by the prime, foreign and defense ministers ...