Red Cross nurse juggles aid with safety in Iraq

Jun 28, 2014

Red Cross nurse juggles aid with safety in Iraq

Japan will extend $6 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq to help the country deal with residents displaced by civil unrest, but the funds aren’t expected to help beleaguered medical groups struggling in the country. A Red Cross nurse who has been helping refugees ...

Mar 13, 2014

Japan-North Korea Red Cross talks slated for next week

The Red Cross societies of Japan and North Korea will hold a two-day meeting starting March 19 in Shenyang, northeastern China, with the government participation from both sides, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Japan also plans to send Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry officials ...

| Mar 4, 2014

Talks with North bring hope

by Ko Hirano

An informal intergovernmental meeting between Japanese and North Korean officials in Shenyang on Monday has rekindled hope for addressing issues of concern between the two countries, including Pyongyang’s abductions of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s. Details of the talks, which lasted for ...

Japanese, North Korean envoys chat at Red Cross meeting

Mar 3, 2014

Japanese, North Korean envoys chat at Red Cross meeting

Foreign Ministry officials held informal talks with their North Korean counterparts on the sidelines of a meeting Monday between the Red Cross societies of their respective nations in Shenyang, northeastern China. The talks between Keiichi Ono, director of the Foreign Ministry’s Northeast Asia Division, ...

Feb 28, 2014

North Korea talks set for Monday

Government officials from Japan and North Korea will hold talks in China on Monday, the first such meeting since November 2012, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo and Red Cross Society said. The talks will be on the sidelines of meetings by Red Cross officials ...

Nov 14, 2013

Japan's Konoe to again head International Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies re-elected Japan’s Tadateru Konoe as its president Wednesday. The IFRC hopes to boost its financial base by asking for cooperation from countries including China and Brazil, Konoe said at a press conference after his ...