Suga: Japan Will Strive To Defuse Us-iran Tension

Suga: Japan will strive to defuse US-Iran tension

Japan's top government spokesman says the country will make every diplomatic effort to defuse tensions stemming from Iran's decision to resume enriching uranium.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke on Wednesday about Iran's move, which is intended to counter US economic sanctions. The country said on Tuesday that it will begin enriching uranium at a facility in Fordow, in defiance of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Suga Rejects N.korea's Claim On Boat Crash Video

Suga rejects N.Korea's claim on boat crash video

Japan's top government spokesperson has rejected North Korea's accusation that a video of a collision between boats of the two countries was deliberately edited.

On October 18, Japan's Fisheries Agency released a video of the collision earlier this month between its patrol ship and a North Korean fishing boat inside Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Sea of Japan.

Suga: Video Of Ship Collision May Be Released

Suga: Video of ship collision may be released

Japan's top government spokesperson says officials are considering releasing a video of the recent collision between a Fisheries Agency patrol ship and a North Korean fishing boat.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government is considering when and how to release the footage.

Suga Remarks On China's 70th Anniversary

Suga remarks on China's 70th anniversary

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan and China share a grave responsibility to achieve peace and prosperity in Asia and the world. He said this is what the international community expects.

Suga was speaking to reporters on Tuesday -- the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Suga: Govt. To Review Handling Of Disaster Info

Suga: Govt. to review handling of disaster info

Japan's government plans to launch a framework to review how information is gathered and conveyed to the public in the event of natural disasters.

Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall in the Tokyo area earlier this month, caused widespread power outages in Chiba Prefecture.

Suga: Govt. Obligated To Prevent Nuclear Accidents

Suga: Govt. obligated to prevent nuclear accidents

Japan's top government spokesperson says the government has an obligation to draw lessons from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in order to prevent recurrences.

Yoshihide Suga made the remark at a news conference on Thursday.

Suga Hopes Hong Kong Will Return To Normal Soon

Suga hopes Hong Kong will return to normal soon

Japan's top government spokesperson has expressed hope that the situation in Hong Kong will be resolved quickly.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Thursday that he has been closely watching the developments in Hong Kong in light of various issues, including the protection of Japanese nationals in the territory.

Suga Urges Private-sector Exchanges With S.korea

Suga urges private-sector exchanges with S.Korea

The Japanese government's top spokesperson has declined to comment on a weekly magazine's feature story that drew fire for inciting hatred against South Koreans. But he pointed to the need to continue private-sector exchanges between the countries.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Wednesday about the special report in the latest edition of the Shukan Post weekly magazine published on Monday.

Suga: Efforts To Ease Middle East Tension Continue

Suga: Efforts to ease Middle East tension continue

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan will consider various factors before deciding how to respond to a US-led mission to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz.

Suga told reporters on Tuesday that the government will examine what kind of actions are effective for safe navigation of vessels related to Japan in the region.

Suga: Japan Seeks To Keep Intel Pact With S.korea

Suga: Japan seeks to keep intel pact with S.Korea

Japan's top government spokesperson has reiterated that the country will seek to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea.

The General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, is automatically renewed every year since it was signed in 2016, but either nation can pull out by giving notice by this Saturday.

Suga: S.korea's Criticism 'groundless'

Suga: S.Korea's criticism 'groundless'

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has described South Korea's criticism of Japan's tighter screening of exports as groundless.

Japan has decided to remove South Korea from a list of countries entitled to simplified export procedures.

Suga: Us Has Not Called For "standstill Agreement"

Suga: US has not called for

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has denied a media report that the United States has called on Japan and South Korea to hold talks to ease a bilateral row.

Suga referred to Tuesday's report by Reuters news agency. It quoted a senior US official as saying that the US urged the two countries to consider signing a "standstill agreement" on a serious dispute to buy time for negotiations.

Suga: Japan, S.korea Should Keep Sharing Intel

Suga: Japan, S.Korea should keep sharing intel

Japan's top government spokesperson has indicated that the country and South Korea should maintain their intelligence-sharing pact, despite strained ties.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Monday, ahead of the August 24 deadline for applying to terminate the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA.

Suga: Japan Working With Us, S.korea On N.korea

Suga: Japan working with US, S.Korea on N.Korea

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the country is closely liaising with the United States and South Korea on North Korea's missile launch on Thursday.

Suga told reporters on Friday that Japan's foreign minister had talked over the telephone with his US and South Korean counterparts earlier in the day.