Tag - iran-japan-relations



Missiles are showcased in a parade marking Iran's National Army Day in Tehran on April 18, 2023.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 14, 2024
Japan strongly condemns Iranian attack on Israel as 'escalation'
Japan has traditionally been a friendly nation to Iran, with Prime Minister Kishida meeting Iran' president as recently as September.
Iranian-made Karrar drones
Dec 24, 2023
Japan-owned tanker attacked by drone fired from Iran in Indian Ocean
The incident comes amid a series of attacks on ships in the Red Sea since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (right) and her Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian (left) hold talks in Geneva on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 14, 2023
Japan and Iran vow to communicate over Gaza situation
Iran, a supporter of Hamas, and Israel have for decades been openly hostile toward each other.
Palestinians gather at the site of Israeli strikes on houses in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 18, 2023
Japan asks Iran to play role to defuse Israel-Hamas war
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa also pledged $10 million in humanitarian aid for civilians in the Gaza Strip.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in Tokyo on Aug. 7.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 20, 2023
Leaders of Japan and Iran to meet in September in New York, report says
Kishida and Raisi are also expected to discuss Iran's alleged provision of armed drones to Russia, which has invaded Ukraine.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian meets with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Kishida's official residence in Tokyo on Monday
Aug 7, 2023
Japan urges Iran not to provide Russia with weapons for invasion
During a meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi called on Iran to take "constructive responses" to the war.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 5, 2023
Iran foreign minister eyeing Japan visit to meet Kishida
Kishida may bring up the issue of Tehran selling weapons to Moscow, with Japan aiming to leverage its relationship with Iran to help end the Ukraine war.
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2022
Iranians in Japan plead for change as unrest shakes their homeland
The killing of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, by Iran's morality police has rocked some of the approximately 4,000 Iranians who live in Japan.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2022
Foreign minister declines to clarify Japan's position on Iran drone allegations
Japan's top envoy said the nation will closely monitor developments and urge Iran to 'play a constructive role for peace and stability' amid the war in Ukraine.
Japan Times
Sep 22, 2022
Kishida reiterates support for 2015 Iran nuclear deal
The leaders had a 'candid' exchange of opinions, with Kishida saying Japan has 'consistently supported' the nuclear deal and hopes that Tehran returns to the agreement.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2021
Persian rug-makers eye new market in Japan as U.S. sanctions bite
The Persian carpet was designated an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2010, but the issues such as the coronavirus have only added to the struggle to sell it.
Japan Times
Aug 22, 2021
Japan to extend $300 million in loans for upgrades to Iraq oil refinery
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi made the pledge during an unannounced trip to Baghdad, the first visit to Iraq by a Japanese foreign minister since Taro Aso in August 2006.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 21, 2021
Japan foreign minister planning talks with new Iran president on Sunday
The meeting with President Ebrahim Raisi, an anti-U.S. conservative hard-liner who took office this month, comes as Iran faces a deadlock in nuclear talks with the U.S. and Europe.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2021
Japanese foreign minister considering visit to Iran in August
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is planning to visit Iran to build ties with its new government led by a conservative hard-liner, diplomatic sources said Friday.
Japan Times
Sep 8, 2020
Japan secretly proposed Iranian oil and U.S. grain swap in failed mediator bid
A deal, worth several billion dollars, was initially received well, but later fell through before it could be agreed upon.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2020
The U.S.-Iran crisis and Tokyo's response
Stability in the Persian Gulf region is crucial for Japan's energy security.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 9, 2020
Japan backs restrained U.S. response to Iranian missile strikes, Abe says
Defense Minister Taro Kono spoke by phone with his Iranian counterpart Amir Hatami to explain Tokyo's plan to dispatch a destroyer and two patrol airplanes to the Middle East, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2020
'Strongly concerned' Japan urges Iran to abide by nuclear deal
Japan urged Iran on Tuesday to stick to a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, expressing its strong concern over Tehran's recent decision not to adhere to its limits.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2020
Japan SDF mission in focus after U.S. assassination of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani
The SDF unit deploying next month was to independently patrol a quiet area south of the Hormuz Strait, but now it might have a target on its back.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 24, 2019
Iran's Hassan Rouhani calls on Japan to help save nuclear deal
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called on Japan to help save the 2015 nuclear deal with practical economic support, welcoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's de-escalation initiatives.


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