• Kyodo


The Japanese and British governments are arranging their first “two-plus-two” meeting involving their foreign and defense ministers for late January in London to bolster security cooperation, a source close to the bilateral relationship said Tuesday.

The talks between Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and their British counterparts are expected to cover such issues as speeding up joint research on missile technology and measures to deal with the Islamic State militant group.

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