Fukuda, Xi plan second meeting in Beijing

Oct 25, 2014

Fukuda, Xi plan second meeting in Beijing

Former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next Wednesday in Beijing, diplomatic sources said Friday. As chairman of the nongovernmental Boao Forum for Asia, Fukuda will meet with Xi for the second time in three months amid Japanese efforts ...

Oct 14, 2014

Abe to attend ASEM summit in Italy this week

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting summit in Milan starting Thursday, the government said Tuesday. Abe plans to meet bilaterally with other leaders and attend a meeting between Japan and the Nordic-Baltic Eight group for regional cooperation, Chief Cabinet Secretary ...

Mar 20, 2014

Japan, U.S., S. Korea eye summit next week

Japan, the United States and South Korea are preparing for a possible summit next week in the Netherlands, where the countries’ leaders are scheduled to attend an international conference, Japanese sources said Thursday. The event provides an opportunity for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ...

Sep 25, 2013

Japan, France agree on need for strong U.N. resolution on Syria

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande have agreed at a summit on the need for a strong U.N. resolution to stop Syria from using chemical weapons, while pledging cooperation on decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 plant, a Japanese official said. At ...

Saiki dispatched to China to ease tensions over isles

Jul 29, 2013

Saiki dispatched to China to ease tensions over isles

The government dispatched Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki to Beijing on Monday for two days of talks aimed at easing tensions being caused by the Senkaku Islands dispute. Saiki is scheduled to meet with his counterpart, Zhang Yesui. The two may exchange views on ...