Nov 18, 2014

Japanese, Russian diplomats to meet in December

Senior Japanese and Russian diplomats will meet in Tokyo in early December to agree a schedule for a postponed meeting of vice foreign ministers, informed sources said Tuesday. Expected participants are Hajime Hayashi, director general of the Foreign Ministry’s European Affairs Bureau, and Andrei ...

Nov 18, 2014

Poland, Russian expel diplomats over spying

Russian and Polish officials confirmed Monday that they have carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in an espionage affair that highlights intensified efforts by Moscow to penetrate NATO counties and a new determination by the West to fight back. As tensions grow over Russia’s military ...

Diplomats bag 'cool' photo prizes

Oct 10, 2013

Diplomats bag 'cool' photo prizes

by Tomohiro Osaki

Ciaran Chestnutt, first secretary of the Australian Embassy, on Thursday won the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize while Mayssa Hamada from the Egyptian Embassy received the Grand Prize in this year’s photo contest featuring the works of diplomats posted in Japan. Celebrating its 16th anniversary ...