Japan is holding back more than $40 million in UNESCO funding, foreign minister Fumio Kishida said Friday, following a protest against listing documents related to the Nanjing massacre. Kishida confirmed Japan has suspended this year's contribution totalling 4.4 billion yen ($42 million), but denied any direct link to an incident that still hangs over frosty diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Beijing.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov will meet with Japan’s special envoy for relations with Russia, Chikahito Harada, next Monday, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said, confirming media reports.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks with his South Korean counterpart on Sunday in a bid to mend ties strained by a territorial dispute and a feud over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's warti...
Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and senior US and South Korean officials agreed Friday to seek tough measures against North Korea following its fourth nuclear test, Japan's Foreign Ministry said.
Angered by the UN’s decision to add documents to its Memory of the World program dealing with the Nanjing Massacre, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Yoshida Suga, has threatened to withdraw Japan’s funding for UNESCO. [ more › ]