Jul 23, 2014

Kishida congratulates new Indonesian leader

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida congratulated the election of a new leader in Indonesia in a statement issued early Wednesday, after Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was confirmed the winner in the presidential race. “We welcome that the presidential election was smoothly conducted and congratulate the election ...

Pivotal Afghan presidential campaign ready to begin

Feb 2, 2014

Pivotal Afghan presidential campaign ready to begin

The posters are printed. The rallies are organized. A televised debate is planned. Campaign season for Afghanistan’s presidential election kicks off Sunday, and the stakes are high for the 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai and oversee the final chapter in a ...

Georgia votes for president to succeed Saakashvili

Oct 27, 2013

Georgia votes for president to succeed Saakashvili

Georgians voted Sunday for a president to succeed Mikhail Saakashvili, who during nearly a decade in power has turned this former Soviet republic into a fledgling democracy and a staunch U.S. ally. For Saakashvili, it’s a bitter departure. The vote is expected to cement ...

Nov 1, 2007

Mr. Moriya's testimony

Testifying as a sworn witness in the Diet, former Vice Defense Minister Takemasa Moriya admitted that an extraordinarily close relationship existed between him and a former executive of defense equipment trader Yamada Corp. But he denied any wrongdoing that may bring a criminal charge ...