Latest Fumio Kishida News

North Carolina governor heading to Europe for trade trip

May. 23, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is leading a weeklong state trade mission to Europe. The economic development trip starting Friday will include Cooper, his wife, other state officials and representatives of the state's business recruiting nonprofit...

Malaysia PM says his country keeps good ties with US but not China phobia, wants to engage both

May. 23, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday his country does not have a “China-phobia” policy and wants to engage both Beijing and Washington, expressing hopes for both powers to resolve their differences. Anwar, who is attending a Nikkei annual...

Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet Monday for their first trilateral talks since 2019

May. 23, 2024 07:09 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan will meet next week in Seoul for their first trilateral talks in more than four years to discuss how to revive their cooperation, South Korea’s presidential office said Thursday. After their inaugural stand-alone...

Female White House chef duo has dished up culinary diplomacy at state dinners for nearly a decade

May. 22, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A house-cured smoked salmon, red grapefruit, avocado and cucumber starter. Dry-aged rib eye beef in a sesame sabayon sauce. Salted caramel pistachio cake under a layer of matcha ganache. While President Joe Biden and his guest of honor at a White House state...

Japan, US move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor as regional threats grow

May. 16, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States on Wednesday signed an arrangement to jointly develop a new type of missile defense system as the allies seek to defend against the growing threat of hypersonic weapons, which are possessed by China and Russia and being tested by North Korea. ...

Japan and India reject Biden's comments describing them as xenophobic countries

May. 04, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and India on Saturday decried remarks by U.S. President Joe Biden describing them as “xenophobic” countries that do not welcome immigrants, which the president said during a campaign fundraising event earlier in the week. Japan said Biden's judgment was not...

Southern Brazil has been hit by the worst floods in more than 80 years. At least 39 people have died

May. 04, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Heavy rains in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul killed 39 people, with another 68 still missing, the state civil defense agency said Friday, as record-breaking floods devastated cities and forced thousands to leave their homes. It was the fourth...

Brazil's Lula invites Japan's prime minister to eat his country's beef, and become a believer

May. 03, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday welcomed Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on his first visit to the country, with the two meeting in the capital of Brasilia and the South American leader pushing his counterpart to buy his country's beef. ...

Japan's Kishida unveils a framework for global regulation of generative AI

May. 02, 2024 21:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveiled an international framework for regulation and use of generative AI on Thursday, adding to global efforts on governance for the rapidly advancing technology. Kishida made the announcement in a speech at the Paris-based...

President Joe Biden calls Japan and India 'xenophobic' nations that do not welcome immigrants

May. 02, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has called Japan and India “xenophobic” countries that do not welcome immigrants, lumping the two with adversaries China and Russia as he tried to explain their economic circumstances and contrasted the four with the U.S. on immigration. ...