Sugiyama appointed top bureaucrat in Foreign Ministry

/ Jun 14, 2016

Sugiyama appointed top bureaucrat in Foreign Ministry

The Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed a set of key personnel changes at the Foreign Ministry, including the appointment of Shinsuke Sugiyama, deputy foreign minister in charge of political affairs, as the ministry's top bureaucrat. The 63-year-old Sugiyama, former director-general of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs ...

/ Feb 13, 2015

Japan, Russia hold talks in Moscow to discuss Putin visit

Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats met Thursday in Moscow to lay the groundwork for a planned visit to Tokyo by President Vladimir Putin this year. Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama and his Russian counterpart, Igor Morgulov, discussed the long-running territorial dispute and prospects for a ...

Jan 31, 2014

Japan, Russia discuss territorial issue

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The deputy foreign ministers of Japan and Russia met Friday in Tokyo to resume talks for settling the long-standing territorial dispute over the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido. Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama is representing Japan while the Russian delegation is led by Deputy Foreign Minister ...