Thursday, November 1, 2007

News report: Japan's new Prime Minister Fukuda to meet US President Bush in Washington

: Japan's new Prime Curate Yasuo Fukuda will ran into U.S. President Saint George W. Shrub in American Capital adjacent calendar month in what will be the two leaders' first meeting and Fukuda's first trip abroad as premier minister, a news study said.

Fukuda, who succeeded Shinzo Abe in September, will do the visit on Nov. 16, Japan's Kyodo News federal agency reported late Wednesday evening, citing unidentified people stopping point to the premier minister.

The reported meeting would come up as Japanese Islands set ups to retreat its naval missionary post in support of U.S.-led military units in Islamic State Of Afghanistan owed to a parliamentary deadlock blocking its extension.

Japan, Washington's top ally in Asia, have refueled alliance war vessels in the Indian Ocean since 2001. U.S. functionaries have got pressed for a continuance of the mission, which runs out Thursday.

Japan also hosts about 50,000 U.S. military personnel under a common security pact, and the two states are cooperating over a common missile defence system aimed at preventing missile onslaughts by North Korea. Today in Asia - Pacific

After his U.S. visit, Fukuda volition head to Capital Of Singapore to go to a Nov. Twenty acme of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asiatic Nations that will also include Japan, People'S Republic Of China and South Korea, and the Nov. Twenty-One East Asia Summit, Wednesday's Kyodo study said.

In Singapore, Fukuda is also expected to throw separate acmes with the Chinese and South Korean leaders, Kyodo said.

Calls to the premier minister's business office in Tokio went unreciprocated Wednesday night. The Nipponese Embassy in American Capital said it had no inside information of Fukuda's traveling plans.

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