Fumio Kishida

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Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: “We’ve seen double the visits from Japanese firms to Ireland last year.”

Direct flights between Dublin and Tokyo are inevitable given the increased interaction between the two states, according to the Tánaiste and Minister (...)

US  secretary of state Rex Tillerson  and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe  in Tokyo, Japan, on March 16, 2017. Photograph: Franck Robichon/Reuters

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has sought to defuse growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula by telling Pyongyang that it “need not fear” America(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: said  the visit  by the Japanese foreign minister and the programme of events  would “celebrate our strong friendship based on shared values”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Japan sees Ireland as an important ally as it seeks to safeguard the interests of its companies in the UK and the European Union following Brexit, th(...)

Minster for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Japanese Foreign Minister Mr Fumio Kishida, crack open a barrel of Japanese Sake in a ceremony at Iveagh House , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This year, Japan and Ireland mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on 5th March 1957. At the start of this commemorab(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (centre left) puts his arm around Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida after they and fellow G7 foreign ministers laid wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima. Photogaph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US secretary of state has John Kerry visited the Hiroshima memorial, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades aft(...)

Former  wartime ‘comfort women’ at the House of Sharing shelter in Gwangju, South Korea, watch a news report of a meeting between the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan. Photograph: Hong Ki-won/Yonhap/Reuters

Japan and South Korea have agreed to settle a toxic dispute about wartime sex slaves forced to work in Japanese military brothels. The historic agreem(...)

 A statue of a girl symbolising the issue of ’comfort women’ in front of the Japanese Embassy on Monday in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday to resolve the issue of “comfort women”, as those who were forced to work in Japan’s war(...)

Japanese foreign minister Fumio Kishida (left), South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-se and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi met for the first time in nearly three years in Seoul on March 21st, in an effort to calm regional tensions. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/AFP/Getty Images

The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China have agreed to hold talks to try to improve ties between the three regional powerhouses, which(...)

A pedestrian passes  a large screen in Tokyo on Wednesday showing television news reports about Japanese hostage Kenji Goto who has been kidnapped by the Islamic State group. Photograph: Agencies

The mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying h(...)

A picture released by the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the ruling North Korean Workers Party, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observing the test-fire of a newly developed tactical guided missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Photograph: Rodong Sinmun/EPA

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into seas east off its coast today, South Korea’s military said, defying a UN ban on the isolated(...)

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