8 Jun 2013

Japan's foreign minister visits NZ

11:29 am on 8 June 2013

Japan's Foreign Affairs Minister is visiting New Zealand and will hold talks on increased cooperation between the countries.

Fumio Kishida and will meet New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Trade Minister Tim Groser.

Mr Kishida's visit will be the first by a Cabinet minister in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, which came into power late last year.