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EU, Japan reach 'political agreement' on trade deal

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:07 PM

The hard won deal marks a big win for free trade two days before a G20 summit in Germany in which US President Donald Trump is expected to defend his America First protectionist stance

POLITICAL AGREEMENT. EU Commissioner of Trade Cecilia Malmstroem (R) welcomes Japan Foreign minister Fumio Kishida (L) before their meeting at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on July 5, 2017. Photo by John Thys/AFP

Japan to send ambassador back to South Korea

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Intensifying concerns over North Korea s nuclear and missile development prompt Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to announce that ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine would return to Seoul on Tuesday

FUMIO KISHIDA. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to journalists at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo on April 3, 2017. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Two decades of efforts to disarm North Korea 'have failed' – Tillerson

Mar 16, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Tillerson also responds to US President Trump s plan to unveil a budget blueprint that will call for slashing State Department funding by 28

TILLERSON IN JAPAN. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida (R) at the Iikura Guesthouse in Tokyo on March 16, 2017. Toru Yamanaka/Pool/AFP

Japan envoy returns home in South Korea 'comfort woman' row

Jan 09, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Japan s ambassador to South Korea returned to Tokyo reiterating its frustration over a statue of a comfort woman outside its Busan consulate

This picture taken on January 2, 2017 shows a statue (L) of a teenage girl symbolizing 'comfort women' who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, outside the Japanese consulate in Busan. Yonhap/Stringer/AFP

Japan, China, South Korea summit postponed on Park woes

Dec 13, 2016 - 5:53 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida while not directly mentioning Park s impeachment says various factors were behind the decision

FUMIO KISHIDA. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida during a meeting in Moscow on December 3, 2016. Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP

Abe to Duterte: Japan stands in solidarity with PH

Sep 03, 2016 - 11:17 PM

Japan stands with the Philippines when Your Excellency and people of the Philippines are overcoming this difficulty in solidarity Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says in a message to President Duterte

SOLIDARITY. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) sends a message to President Rodrigo Duterte (left) condemning the attack on Davao City. He also condoled with the families of the victims.

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:45 PM

I strongly asked him to completely quieten the situation says Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on his talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

epa05508202 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) is welcomed by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) prior to their bilateral talks in their bilateral talks in Tokyo, Japan, 24 August 2016. Wang is in Tokyo to attend the trilateral foreign ministers' meeting of between Japan, South Korea and China. The ministerial meeting is taking place as several security and territorial issues including the South China Sea dispute, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery and the North Korean ballistic missile and nuclear tests are straining relations in the region. EPA/TORU YAMANAKA / POOL

Top diplomats kick off Japan, China, South Korea meeting

Aug 23, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida China s Wang Yi and South Korea s Yun Byung Se meet for dinner at a Tokyo hotel ahead of the start of formal talks

DIPLOMACY. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (C), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L), and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se pose for a photograph ahead of an official banquet at the trilateral foreign minister's meeting in Tokyo on August 23, 2016. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko / AFP

Duterte willing to raise plight of comfort women with Japan

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:41 PM

But I cannot go there with a mindset because if I do that my language would be different Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says

PH-JAPAN TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte guides Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to the Executive Room of the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on August 11, 2016. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Japan eyes 'safe, punctual' trains for Philippines

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Japan s P110 billion loan for the Malolos Tutuban railway is one of the biggest Japanese yen loans ever

PRIDE OF JAPAN. This photo taken on June 8, 2016, shows a Shinkansen bullet train running in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese train system is known for its safety and punctuality, an official says. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Philippines, Japan to China: Respect the law

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:25 PM

The Philippines and Japan invoke and urge China to make sure that maritime security and the rule of law must completely and uncompromisingly be respected

JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (R) shakes hands with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida (L) prior to their joint press conference in Davao City on August 11, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/AFP

Japan's top diplomat arrives, to meet with Duterte

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is also scheduled to meet with his Filipino counterpart Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

JAPAN'S TOP DIPLOMAT. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is visiting the Philippines to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. File photo by Nguyen Huy Kham/Pool/EPA

After Kerry, Japan's top diplomat to visit PH

Aug 09, 2016 - 4:45 PM

UPDATED Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is set to meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

JAPAN'S TOP DIPLOMAT. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida arrives for a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (not in photo) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA, on July 28, 2016. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/EPA

China wants 'cooperation, not confrontation' with Japan

May 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Various territorial and historical disputes have soured bilateral relations in the past but they have thawed more recently

MEETING IN BEIJING. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) shakes hands with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, in Beijing, China, April 30, 2016. Jason Lee/Pool/EPA

S. Korea, Japan strike deal on 'comfort women'

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:20 PM

3RD UPDATE Kishida says Japan agrees to offer a one billion yen 8 3 million payment for Korean comfort women who were sexually enslaved by Japanese troops during World War II

DEAL. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L), and South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-Se (R) attend a joint press conference after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, 28 December 2015. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Japan FM heads to Russia seeking Putin's visit

Sep 20, 2015 - 7:01 PM

During the 3 day visit to Moscow through Tuesday Kishida will meet with his Russian opposite number Sergei Lavrov to discuss bilateral relations including Japan and Russia s territorial disputes

KISHIDA. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, April 27, 2015. File Photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Japan protests after 'Russian' plane enters airspace

Sep 16, 2015 - 11:51 AM

The foreign ministry makes the protest shortly after the plane enters Japanese airspace off the coast of the northernmost main island of Hokkaido near a disputed island chain

Japan's Abe pledges to improve ties with South Korea

Jun 22, 2015 - 1:12 PM

Abe: I hope to meet President Park Geun Hye for the people of both countries and to improve and further develop our relations

WELCOME TO JAPAN. South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (L) talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, June 22, 2015. Issei Kato/Pool/EPA

S. Korea FM meets Japanese counterpart on first official visit

Jun 21, 2015 - 8:12 PM

South Korea s foreign minister holds talks with his Japanese counterpart to discuss the two countries bilateral ties and North Korea among other topics

epa04672253 Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) shakes hands with South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-Se (R) prior to their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, South Korea, 21 March 2015. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Seoul to attend South Korea, Japan and China Foreign Minister' meeting. EPA/SONG KYUNG-SEOK/POOL

Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya

Jun 20, 2015 - 1:08 PM

The money will go to providing food and shelter as well as to fund data analysis of their maritime movements the Japanese foreign ministry says

STARVING, DEHYDRATED. Rohingya migrants bring back food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter after jumping to collect them at sea from a boat drifting in Thai waters in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Fidel Castro meets Japan's foreign minister in Havana

May 03, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida says Japan supports US and Cuban efforts to normalize relations

RARE APPEARANCES. This handout picture by the official Cuban website www.cubadebate.cu shows Randy Garcia Perdomo (L), the leader of a students' union, speaking with former Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) during a visit to Castro's residence on January 23, 2015 in Havana. Photo by cubadebate.cu/Handout/AFP

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

Apr 27, 2015 - 11:42 PM

UPDATED Under the revised guidelines Japan could come to the aid of US forces threatened by a third country or perhaps deploy minesweeper ships to a mission in the Middle East officials say

MILITARY POWER. Japanese soldiers from the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force train in urban assault with American soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade during an exercise at Fort Lewis’ Leschi Town. Photo courtesy of US Army

Shinzo Abe re-elected as Japanese prime minister

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The powerful lower house votes for the 60 year old Abe with 328 votes against 73 for acting opposition leader Katsuya Okada An upper house poll officially confirms Abe s reappointment

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a joint press conference with his New Zealand counterpart John Key (not pictured) at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, 07 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Japan, South Korea agree to work towards warmer ties

Oct 02, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Japanese FM: We will make efforts so that we will be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic normalization in a warm atmosphere

South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-Yong (R) shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida prior to their talks at Kishida's office in Tokyo on October 2, 2014. Yoshikazu Tsuno/Pool/AFP

Japan PM names five women to new cabinet

Sep 03, 2014 - 2:09 PM

UPDATED Abe has repeatedly spoken of the need to get more women into the workforce to plug a growing gap in the labor market

NEW CABINET. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front C) with his new cabinet members during a photo session at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 03 September 2014. Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan PM to reshuffle cabinet to re-energize economic agenda

Sep 03, 2014 - 8:06 AM

The reshuffle will be the first major surgery Abe has performed since coming to power making the present cabinet one of the longest serving collectives since the end of World War II

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a joint press conference with his New Zealand counterpart John Key (not pictured) at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, 07 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Japan, S. Korean FMs to meet after freeze in ties

Aug 09, 2014 - 2:08 PM

Japan s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is scheduled to meet his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung se on the eve of a regional security dialogue in the Myanmar capital Naypyidaw

Japan gives Vietnam six ships to boost maritime patrols

Aug 01, 2014 - 9:51 PM

The deal for the vessels is announced in Hanoi during a 2 day visit by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida aimed at deepening bilateral ties

STATE VISIT. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (center) visits Vietnam to deepen bilateral ties. Photo from AFP

Japan, Australia talk closer military ties and submarines

Jun 11, 2014 - 12:39 PM

The ministers are also expected to discuss the impact of China s ambitious naval activities and territorial claims that have shifted the balance of power in the region

Japanese minister to visit Iran as ties with West thaw

Oct 29, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Fumio Kishida said he plans a 3 day trip from November 9 the day after Iranian negotiators wrap up talks with world powers in Geneva

PH upholds freedom of navigation amid China warning

Oct 07, 2013 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines upholds freedom of navigation after China criticizes the US Japan and Australia for interfering in maritime disputes

SCARBOROUGH SHOAL. China insists on calling Scarborough Shoal an island.

Kerry arrives in Japan to discuss North Korea

Apr 14, 2013 - 1:15 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Japan on Sunday April 14 to discuss nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula after securing vital support from China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by John Roos, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, after arriving at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, on April 14, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

PH warns of 'very threatening' China

Jan 10, 2013 - 2:26 PM

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario makes these remarks following a Manila meeting with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida arrives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), January 9, 2013. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera.