Nov 21, 2015

Japan gains observer status ahead of return to UNSC

Japanese representatives began attending U.N. Security Council meetings Friday, the first day of Japan’s observer status eligibility six weeks ahead of its record 11th term as a non-permanent member. Deputy Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura was among those who sat in on the day’s addresses by ...

/ Sep 24, 2015

Japan gears up for fresh U.N. Security Council reform push

The Japanese government will redouble efforts to achieve U.N. Security Council reform on the occasion of the 70th anniversary in October of the establishment of the United Nations, officials said. In his speech to a General Assembly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Japanese envoy presses for UNSC entry

/ Jun 3, 2015

Japanese envoy presses for UNSC entry

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Japanese Ambassador to the U.N. Motohide Yoshikawa has underscored the need for Japan to be a permanent member of the Security Council, saying it was “logical” as a key financial contributor. As Japan and other countries debate revamping the global organization’s most powerful body, ...