Fumio Kishida

Japan's foreign minister set to take party post in Cabinet reshuffle: Report

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will appoint Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to a senior party post, while former defence minister Itsunori Onodera will take up the position again in a Cabinet reshuffle, NHK public television said on Wednesday.

Aug 02, 2017, 10:15 AM IST
North Korea leader says 'entire United States' within range after missile test

North Korea leader says 'entire United States' within range after missile test

The North's July 4 test triggered global alarm, with experts saying the missile had a theoretical range to reach Alaska.

Jul 29, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Jul 11, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

US secretary of state to visit Japan, South Korea, China: Kyodo

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to visit Japan, South Korea and China this month to discuss North Korea on his first trip to the region since he took up his post.

Mar 04, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

The two countries are locked in a dispute over uninhabited islands controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus.

Aug 24, 2016, 17:17 PM IST
Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

China on Sunday asked Japan to restrain itself from interfering in the South China Sea dispute, saying Tokyo should instead consider its "shameful history" before accusing it of expansionist behaviour in the strategic region.

Jul 24, 2016, 19:24 PM IST

Japan, US to limit legal protection for base personnel

Some US civilians working on military bases in Japan are likely to lose their protected legal status under planned changes announced on Tuesday, as anger rages over the rape and murder of a local woman.

Jul 05, 2016, 12:23 PM IST

Bodies of 7 Japanese return from Bangladesh

Under gray skies, the bodies of the seven Japanese killed in a militant attack in Bangladesh returned to home soil early Tuesday morning.

Jul 05, 2016, 10:55 AM IST
China, Japan foreign ministers hold rare talks to reduce mistrust in ties

China, Japan foreign ministers hold rare talks to reduce mistrust in ties

The island dispute led to polarisation of sentiments in both the countries affecting their flourishing trade ties.

Apr 30, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Japanese foreign minister to discuss disputed isles in Moscow

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov next week to discuss bilateral relations, frayed recently by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s visit to a disputed island claimed by both countries.

Sep 19, 2015, 11:00 AM IST

Japan premier hits out at Russian PM`s visit to disputed islands

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev`s weekend visit to disputed islands, aggravating a long-running dispute over the archipelago.

Aug 24, 2015, 11:10 AM IST

South Korea FM meets Japanese counterpart on first Japan visit

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se met his Japanese counterpart Sunday on his first visit to Tokyo since taking office, as the two countries mark 50 years of diplomatic relations despite current strains.

Jun 21, 2015, 18:46 PM IST

Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya

Japan on Saturday offered a USD 3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.

Jun 20, 2015, 10:26 AM IST
Japan, China, South Korea consider autumn summit

Japan, China, South Korea consider autumn summit

China, Japan and South Korea are considering holding their first trilateral summit in three years, offering a potential stage for the first one-on-one meeting between Tokyo and Seoul`s leaders, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday.

Jun 20, 2015, 10:15 AM IST
US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defence cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese armed forces a more ambitious global role amid concerns over China`s rising sway.

Apr 27, 2015, 23:23 PM IST

US, Japan to boost cooperation in defence talks

New guidelines governing the Japan-US defence alliance should allow the two militaries to "seamlessly cooperate", American Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a newspaper ahead of a meeting Wednesday with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo.

Apr 08, 2015, 10:40 AM IST

Manohar Parrikar meets Japanese FM, welcomes initiative to strengthen bilateral ties

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently on an official visit to Japan, met that country`s foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, on Tuesday, and welcomed Japan`s initiative to strengthen bilateral ties with New Delhi.

Mar 31, 2015, 19:07 PM IST

Japan vows to stop gaffe-prone ex-PM visiting Crimea

Japan vowed today to try to stop a gaffe-prone former prime minister from visiting Crimea to ask its citizens how they feel about being annexed by Russia.

Mar 10, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Japan unveils $15.5 mn aid against Mideast terrorism

 Japan on Tuesday announced $15.5 million to fight "terrorism" in the Middle East and Africa, as Tokyo tries to demonstrate its resolve despite the murder of two citizens by Islamist extremists.

Feb 17, 2015, 12:36 PM IST

Japan calls for laws to be obeyed in sea dispute with China

 Japan called Thursday for international laws to be respected in territorial disputes, as it hosted a symposium in the latest bid to corral global opinion over its rows with China.

Feb 12, 2015, 14:34 PM IST