Envoy backs Myanmar's nation-building bid

Nov 3, 2013

Envoy backs Myanmar's nation-building bid

by Hidenori Tajima

Mikio Numata, Japan’s ambassador to Myanmar, said he will support the people’s efforts to build their own nation. “I would respect whatever future Myanmar people envision,” said Numata, who assumed his post last November. Numata, 63, said he realized that Myanmar had changed dramatically ...

Sep 21, 2013

'Shut up!' U.N. rights envoy quits over tirade in Geneva

Japan’s human rights envoy stepped down Friday after facing criticism for screaming at a U.N. panel meeting to “shut up!” in Geneva in May, the Foreign Ministry said. Hideaki Ueda, 68, yelled at participants in the May 22 session of the Committee against Torture, ...