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Japan to focus on supply chain chokepoints in security push -official

By Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's economic security strategy will focus on two pillars of "strategic autonomy and indispensability," a top ruling party official said on Saturday, as the nation…

Japan’s new PM sends offering to Yasukuni Shrine, irking South Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead for the autumn festival, Kyodo news agency reported on…

U.S. intelligence chief to meet with S. Korea, Japan counterparts -Yonhap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The intelligence chiefs of the United States, South Korea and Japan are expected to meet in Seoul early next week for closed-door discussions about North Korea, among…

Japan’s PM Kishida and S.Korea’s Moon discuss lingering wartime disputes

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's new prime minister Fumio Kishida on Friday told reporters he had spoken with South Korean President Moon Jae-in urging an "appropriate" response on disputes including compensation for…

Japanese coalition partner raises doubt about higher defence spending

TOKYO (Reuters) - The junior partner in Japan's ruling coalition raised doubt on Friday about Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's plan to double defence spending, saying the public would not support…

Analysis-With an eye on China, Japan’s ruling party makes unprecedented defence spending pledge

By Tim Kelly and Ju-min Park TOKYO (Reuters) - An unprecedented election pledge by Japan's ruling party to double defence spending underscores the nation's haste to acquire missiles, stealth fighters,…

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi speaks on telephone with H. E. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi spoke on telephone today with His Excellency Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. Prime Minister conveyed his congratulations and best wishes to H.E. Kishida for…

China’s Xi, Japan’s new PM hold first talks, agree on need for dialogue

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday he had agreed in his first talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping since taking office on the need to…

Fifth Edition of Japan – India Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX’

The fifth edition of India – Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise, JIMEX, between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), will be held in Arabian Sea from 06 to…

Japan defence minister hopes China-Taiwan tension can be resolved through talks

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan hopes tension between China and Taiwan will be resolved peacefully through dialogue, Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said on Tuesday, adding that his ministry would keep an…

The Malabar Exercise of Quad

The international community today is fraught with various destabilizing factors, such as armed conflicts, unilateral claims to change the status quo, terrorism, and large-scale natural disasters. How can we solve…

By NAKAYAMA Yasuhide

Japan’s ‘Shadow Shogun’ Abe Assured Clout Over Next PM Fumio Kishida

Japan's former premier Shinzo Abe wasn't running in this week's ruling party poll to pick the country's next leader but the victory of his one-time foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, means…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum