Fumio Kishida

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (C) answers questions during a House of Councillors budget committee session at parliament in Tokyo on March 25, 2024. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan, US discuss boosting military cooperation

Japan and the United States are discussing ways to boost military cooperation, Tokyo's top government spokesman said Monday, after reports said US operations in the country could be strengthened to counter China.
4 months ago
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on March 25, 2024 shows a picture taken on February 8, 2024 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) delivering a speech at the Ministry of National Defence in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 76th founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army, and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivering a speech during the graduation ceremony of the National Defence Academy in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture on March 23, 2024. - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister said on March 25, 2024 that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has requested a summit with her brother, adding any meeting was unlikely without a policy shift by Tokyo. (Photo by Yuichi YAMAZAKI / various sources / AFP) / South Korea OUT / SOUTH KOREA OUT / ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. - ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. /

North Korea says Japan PM requested summit with Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister said Monday that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has requested a summit with her brother, adding a meeting was unlikely without a policy shift
4 months ago
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on March 4, 2024 shows Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (L) at the United Nations climate summit in Dubai on December 1, 2023 and US House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2023. - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been invited to address a joint session of the US Congress on April 11 when he will travel to Washington for an official visit, congressional leaders said March 4, 2024. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN and Jim WATSON / AFP)

Japan PM to address US Congress on April 11

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been invited to address a joint session of the US Congress during a visit next month, congressional leaders said.
4 months ago
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan October 14, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko/Pool via REUTERS

Japan PM vows no more fundraising parties after kickbacks scandal

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed Thursday he would put a stop to political fundraising parties, as he faced a televised parliamentary ethics committee probing a major kickbacks scandal.
5 months ago
This photo taken on February 27, 2024 shows Mark Zuckerberg, head of US tech giant Meta, speaking to reporters at the Japanese prime minister's office during his visit to Tokyo. (Photo by JIJI Press / AFP) / Japan OUT / JAPAN OUT

Zuckerberg discusses AI risks with Japan PM during Asia tour

Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg met Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a visit to Japan, discussing the risks of generative AI, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
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This aerial photo provided by Jiji Press shows damage in the city of Suzu, Ishikawa prefecture on January 2, 2024, a day after a major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Noto region in Ishikawa prefecture. - Japanese rescuers battled against the clock and powerful aftershocks on January 2 to find survivors of a major earthquake that struck on New Year's Day, killing at least 30 people and causing widespread destruction. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT / JAPAN OUT

Rescue effort under way after Japan earthquake kills 48

Rescue efforts continue in Japan after 48 people were killed in a powerful earthquake that hit the country on New Year’s Day. Homes collapsed, buildings caught fire and roads were extensively damaged,
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Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R) listens to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (2nd L) during their bilateral meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on December 16, 2023. (Photo by Franck ROBICHON / POOL / AFP)

Japan, ASEAN to boost security ties with eye on China

Southeast Asian and Japanese leaders will agree to boost "maritime security cooperation", according to a draft statement seen by AFP from a summit that kicked off Saturday against the backdrop of growing
7 months ago
This handout image provided by the UAE Ministry Of Presidential Affairs shows Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida signing the guest book during an official reception at Qasr al-Watan in Abu Dhabi on July 17, 2023. (Photo by Hamad AL-KAABI / UAE's Ministry of Presidential Affairs / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UAE'S MINISTRY OF PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIRS - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS === - === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UAE'S MINISTRY OF PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIRS - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS === /

Japan PM to sack four ministers over graft claims: reports

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was expected to announce the sacking of four ministers on Wednesday over a major party financing scandal, media reports said. Those to be axed include Kishida’s right-hand
7 months ago
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on October 28, 2022, to announce a new economic stimulus package. - Japan will spend 260 billion USD on a stimulus package to cushion the economy from the impact of inflation and the weak yen, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on October 28. (Photo by YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / POOL / AFP)

Japan PM replaces foreign, defence ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Japan’s struggling Prime Minister Fumio Kishida named new foreign and defence ministers on Wednesday in a major reshuffle that raised the number of women in the cabinet to five. Kishida’s popularity and
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(FILES) A man (L), whom local media have named as 24-year-old Ryuji Kimura, who is believed to have thrown an explosive toward Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, leaves Wakayama Nishi Police Station in Wakayama on April 17, 2023. - Japanese prosecutors said on September 6, 2023 they charged Kimura - accused of throwing an explosive at the prime minister in April - with attempted murder. (Photo by JIJI Press / AFP) / Japan OUT / NO USE AFTER OCTOBER 6, 2023 03:40:11 GMT - JAPAN OUT

Man charged for throwing explosive at Japan PM

A man accused of throwing a pipe bomb at Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in April has been charged with attempted murder, a court spokeswoman said Wednesday.
11 months ago
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a press conference during the Camp David Trilateral Summit at Camp David in Maryland on August 18, 2023. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

Japan PM eats ‘safe and delicious’ Fukushima fish

Japan’s prime minister ate what he called “safe and delicious” fish from Fukushima on Wednesday, days after wastewater was released from the area’s crippled nuclear plant into the Pacific. A video clip
11 months ago
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a press conference during the Camp David Trilateral Summit at Camp David in Maryland on August 18, 2023. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

Japan PM to visit Fukushima plant before water release

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he will visit the Fukushima nuclear plant on Sunday, ahead of the discharge of treated water which is scheduled to begin by the end of summer.
11 months ago
This handout image provided by the UAE Ministry Of Presidential Affairs shows Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida signing the guest book during an official reception at Qasr al-Watan in Abu Dhabi on July 17, 2023. (Photo by Hamad AL-KAABI / UAE's Ministry of Presidential Affairs / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UAE'S MINISTRY OF PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIRS - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS === - === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UAE'S MINISTRY OF PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIRS - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS === /

Japan PM in Qatar for gas talks on final leg of Gulf tour

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived Tuesday in gas-rich Qatar, as he wraps up a Gulf tour centred on energy security and clean energy cooperation with Tokyo's main oil suppliers.
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