Suga: S.korean President's Criticism Unfounded

Suga: S.Korean president's criticism unfounded

Japan's top government spokesperson has described the South Korean President's criticism of Japan's tightening of restrictions on some high-tech exports to the country as unfounded.

Moon Jae-in commented on Monday that it is unprecedented and unwise for Japan to connect a dispute over history with economic matters. He warned that the action runs counter to the development of bilateral ties.

Suga: S.korea Undermining Bilateral Relations

Suga: S.Korea undermining bilateral relations

Japan's deteriorating relations with South Korea may soon hit businesses in both countries. Japan's top government spokesperson has indirectly suggested that a wartime labor issue is behind plans to restrict some exports to South Korea.

Tokyo is set to apply tougher rules on shipments of substances used in high-tech products like smartphones and semiconductors.

Suga: Japan-us Security Treaty Is Balanced

Suga: Japan-US security treaty is balanced

The Japanese government's top spokesperson says the obligations of Japan and the United States are balanced under the bilateral security treaty and the agreement is not one-sided.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga made the comment to reporters on Thursday when asked about US President Donald Trump's remarks expressing displeasure over the pact.

Suga Comments On Trump Reelection Bid

Suga comments on Trump reelection bid

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has declined to comment on US President Donald Trump's official launch of his re-election campaign.

Suga told reporters on Wednesday that he will refrain from speaking about US domestic affairs.

Suga: Light Injuries Reported

Suga: Light injuries reported

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government has received reports of light injuries caused by the quake.

Suga says there are no reports of fires. He says tsunami up to several centimeters high have been observed so far.

Suga Vows To Increase G20 Security

Suga vows to increase G20 security

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has pledged to step up security measures ahead of the Group of 20 summit next week, following an alleged attack on a police officer in Osaka in which his loaded gun was stolen.

Suga said on Monday that the serious incident has created fear among both residents of the area and others. He added that investigators are working to determine the motive and background of the crime.

Suga: Abe, Rouhani Had Meaningful Meeting

Suga: Abe, Rouhani had meaningful meeting

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Wednesday's meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was generally meaningful.

Suga told reporters on Thursday morning that Abe urged Iran to take steps to ease the tensions in the region.

Suga On Us Subcritical Nuclear Test

Suga on US subcritical nuclear test

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary says the recent US subcritical nuclear test is not prohibited by a UN test ban treaty because it did not produce a nuclear explosion.

Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Monday that a discussion is needed on how to deal with such tests while pursuing nuclear disarmament. He said Japan aims for a world without nuclear weapons.

Suga: Japan Seeks Panel On Wartime Labor Issue

Suga: Japan seeks panel on wartime labor issue

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government will keep on urging South Korea to agree on forming an arbitration panel to settle the bilateral issue over wartime labor.

Suga was speaking to reporters on Friday.

Suga Asks For Arbitration Panel To Be Set Up Soon

Suga asks for arbitration panel to be set up soon

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has asked South Korea's new ambassador to Japan to quickly establish an arbitration panel to address the bilateral issue of wartime labor.

Suga spoke to Nam Gwan-pyo when he made a courtesy call on Tuesday to mark the start of his time in Tokyo.

Suga: Govt. Plans To Assist Man Sentenced In China

Suga: Govt. plans to assist man sentenced in China

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government plans to offer assistance to a Japanese man who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in China for spying.

Suga addressed the issue at a news conference on Tuesday. The man in his 50s was detained in China after conducting surveys for hot spring development.

Suga: Govt. To Do All It Can To Manage Economy

Suga: Govt. to do all it can to manage economy

Japan's top government spokesperson says the government will do all it can to manage the country's economy while continuing to closely monitor developments at home and abroad.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga spoke to reporters on Monday, after figures released by the Cabinet Office showed Japan's economy grew at an annualized 2.1 percent in the January-to-March period.

Suga: Us Officials Aware Of Abduction Issue

Suga: US officials aware of abduction issue

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says he confirmed during his recent trip to the United States the US government's support for Japanese efforts to bring home its nationals abducted by North Korea.

Suga made the comment on Wednesday at a meeting of the main governing Liberal Democratic Party's taskforce on the abduction issue. Suga is also the minister in charge of this issue.

Suga: Japan Still Seeking Summit With N.korea

Suga: Japan still seeking summit with N.Korea

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary says the government will continue to seek a summit with North Korea despite the firing of a ballistic missile by Pyongyang last week.

Yoshihide Suga was speaking at a Lower House committee meeting on Monday.