Monday, Jan 30, 2023

Fumio Kishida


Japan PM Fumio Kishida prioritises arms buildup, reversing low birthrate

January 23, 2023 1:12 pm

Japan says the current deployment of missile interceptors is insufficient to defend it from rapid weapons advancement in China and North Korea.

Pacifist Japan unveils biggest military build-up since World War Two

December 17, 2022 9:31 am

The sweeping, five-year plan will make the country the world's third-biggest military spender after the United States and China, based on current budgets.

Third Japanese cabinet minister in a month resigns in blow to PM

November 20, 2022 7:42 pm

Internal affairs minister Minoru Terada tendered his resignation to Kishida after media reports the premier was preparing to sack him.

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to sack internal affairs minister Minoru Terada: Report

November 20, 2022 7:49 am

Terada has come under fire for several funding scandals and has acknowledged that one of his support groups had submitted a funding documentation ostensibly signed by a dead person, and calls have risen for his departure ahead of budget deliberations set to start this week.

Japan, Australia upgrade security pact against China threat

October 22, 2022 1:07 pm

The upgrade of the Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation, a pact first signed in 2007 when China’s rise was less concerning, was the major outcome of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s meeting with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese.

Japan PM heads to Australia to step up military, energy ties

October 21, 2022 10:54 am

Fumio Kishida, heading for talks with his Australian counterpart, Anthony Albanese, said that he wants to bolster military and energy cooperation between the two countries that are increasingly getting closer over shared concern about China's rise.

Japan intervenes to support yen for the first time since 1998

September 22, 2022 5:59 pm

The yen rose as much as 2.3% against the dollar, pulling back sharply from the lows of the day when it had breached a key psychological level of 145, as top currency official Masato Kanda said Thursday the government was taking “decisive action.”

Japan PM apologises for party's church links, will cut ties

August 31, 2022 8:28 pm

Widespread cozy ties between members of Kishida governing Liberal Democratic Party and the church have surfaced since Abe was shot to death while giving a campaign speech in July.

Nagasaki marks A-bombing anniversary amid nuclear war fears

August 09, 2022 12:09 pm

The United States dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug 6, 1945, destroying the city and killing 140,000 people.

Japan's Kishida likely to retain finance minister in reshuffle: sources

August 09, 2022 10:41 am

The reshuffle, earlier than previously expected, comes as Kishida's administration faces tumbling support rates.