Japan eyes talks with new U.S. national security adviser

/ Feb 21, 2017

Japan eyes talks with new U.S. national security adviser

Newly appointed U.S. national security adviser Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond McMaster and Shotaro Yachi, the head of the Japanese National Security Council’s secretariat, agreed Wednesday to closely coordinate moves and meet in the United States in the near future. According to the government, the ...

/ Nov 2, 2016

Abe aide Yachi to visit Russia from Tuesday

Shotaro Yachi, head of the secretariat of Japan’s National Security Council, is expected to visit Russia for three days from Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a bilateral summit set for Dec. 15, it was learned Wednesday. Yachi, a key diplomatic aide to Prime ...

Abe, China's Yang vow to promote dialogue

/ Oct 14, 2015

Abe, China's Yang vow to promote dialogue

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A top Chinese government official met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday, agreeing to promote a “mutually beneficial strategic relationship” between the two Asian titans despite the latest diplomatic row over the 1937 Nanking Massacre, a Japanese official said. Chinese State Councilor ...

/ Jul 16, 2015

Abe's close aide holds talks with China's top diplomat

One of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s most trusted aides on Thursday held talks with China’s top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, in a move that could set the stage for another meeting between their leaders, possibly in September. The visit by Shotaro Yachi, a ...