Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam (L) shows the guest book to Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (R) during his visit in Singapore on January 11, 2013. Kishida is on a two-day official visit as part of his Asia-Pacific tour. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
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Japanese Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani; Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida; U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter attend a press conference announcing a reconfirmation and revision to the 'Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation,' created by the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee on April 27, 2015 in New York City. The last time the guidelines between the two countries were updated was in 1997.
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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Canadas Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Luebecks Mayor Bernd Saxe, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and British Foreign Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond, attend a boat trip prior a meeting of G7 foreign ministers on April 15, 2015 in Luebeck, Germany.
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South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korea President Park Geun-Hye and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend during their meeting at the Presidential Blue House on March 21, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se of South Korea will chair the meeting with his Japanese and Chinese counterparts, Fumio Kishida and Wang Yi, respectively. The trilateral Foreign Ministers' meeting happen for the first time in three years to concrete the path for restoring the trilateral cooperation mechanism.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (L) and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (R) shake hands during a meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on January 21, 2015 in London, England. The Japanese foreign and defence ministers were in London to meet with their British counterparts, a meeting which was agreed during prime minister Abes visit to the UK in May 2014.
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Secretary of State John Kerry (R) gestures as he delivers a joint statement with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) at the State Department February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. The two diplomatic leaders discussed a wide range of bilateral issues during their meetings at the State Department.