Fumio Kishida

Biden-Kishida talks to touch on North Korea, China

The virtual meeting comes after North Korea earlier this week suggested it might resume nuclear and long-range missile testing that has been paused for more than three years.

published on : 21st January 2022

Japan's Prime Minister Kishida says virus measures, defense top priorities

Kishida also named stepping up defence measures against rising regional threats as a priority, hours after North Korea test-fired two possible ballistic missiles, it's fourth this year.

published on : 17th January 2022

Japan keeps border controls as it prepares for omicron surge

Japan briefly eased border controls in November after COVID-19 cases rapidly declined, but quickly reinstated a ban on most foreign entrants after the highly transmissible new variant emerged.

published on : 11th January 2022

North Korea fires possible missile into sea amid stalled talks

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea likely fired a single ballistic missile from an inland area to its eastern sea.

published on : 11th January 2022

Australia, Japan sign defence pact as China concerns loom 

Prime Ministers of both nations met in a virtual summit to sign the Reciprocal Access Agreement, the first such defence pact signed by Japan with any country other than the United States.

published on : 6th January 2022

Australia, Japan to sign 'historic' defense, security pact

In September, Australia signed the so-called Aukus trilateral security pact with the US and Britain under which those two countries pledged to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines.

published on : 5th January 2022

Japan to speed up booster shots amid fear of Omicron spread; PM dials Pfizer CEO

Japan has confirmed a handful of omicron variant cases, while revealing a cluster of infections of about 100 U.S. troops on Japan's southern island of Okinawa since earlier this month.

published on : 18th December 2021

No spooky sights yet at 'haunted' residence, Japan PM says

The prime piece of real estate in central Tokyo stood empty during the terms of Kishida's most recent predecessors, Yoshihide Suga and Shinzo Abe.

published on : 13th December 2021

About 100 Japanese lawmakers visit controversial shrine

Visits and donations to the Yasukuni shrine by Japanese political leaders are seen by critics as a sign of a lack of remorse over the country’s wartime actions.

published on : 7th December 2021

Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads

The decision means Japan will restore border controls that it eased earlier this month for short-term business visitors, foreign students and workers.

published on : 29th November 2021

Japan PM Fumio Kishida vows to step up defence amid China, North Korea threats

Fumio Kishida, who took office in October, served as top commander for the first time at Saturday's Self-Defense Force troop review held at the main army base Camp Asaka, north of Tokyo.

published on : 27th November 2021

Japan proposes record stimulus package to fix ailing economy

The plan includes doling out 100,000 yen ($880) each in monetary assistance to those 18 years or younger, and aid for ailing businesses, Kishida and other politicians said.

published on : 19th November 2021

Fumio Kishida reelected Japan's Prime Minister in parliamentary vote

Fumio Kishida’s immediate post-election task is to compile a major economic stimulus package of about 30 trillion yen ($265 billion) that includes cash payouts, to be announced next week.

published on : 10th November 2021

Japan PM Fumio Kishida, Joe Biden agree to closely cooperate towards free and open Indo-Pacific

Kishida told reporters later in the day he agreed with Biden to meet again at the earliest date possible, which could be later this year, to have more 'thorough' discussions.

published on : 3rd November 2021

NHK exit poll: Japan PM Kishida's coalition to keep majority

Kishida’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito together were expected to win between 239 to 288 seats in the 465-member lower house.

published on : 31st October 2021
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