Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday he had an informal exchange with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong and suggested that he urged Pyongyang to conduct a thorough investigation into the abduction issue and to exercise restraint with regard to further missile launches. (Kyodo)
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Japan to "make practical efforts to overcome existing political obstacles between the two sides" during an informal meeting with his Japanese counterpart during an ASEAN summit in Myanmar. (Reuters)
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office has requested Tatsuya Kato, head of the Seoul bureau of the Sankei Shimbun, to present himself on Tuesday, over his article about South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the major Japanese daily said Saturday. (The Japan News)
Japan and South Korea agreed Saturday to continue dialogue at various levels, including the foreign ministerial level, as part of efforts to improve relations strained by a territorial dispute and differing perceptions of wartime history.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida began talks Saturday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, focusing on Japan's recent engagement with North Korea, the crisis in Ukraine and U.S. airstrikes on Islamic militants in Iraq on Friday. (Kyodo)