Oct 22, 2014

U.N. torture investigator wants to visit Guantanamo

The United Nations’ investigator on torture said Tuesday he had asked the U.S. military to allow him to interview inmates as a condition for a visit to the Guantanamo prison. U.N. special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez said he was invited in 2012 to ...

Jul 29, 2014

Taiwan first lady resumes Japan visit after museum flap

Taiwan’s first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan that was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artefacts, officials said Monday. Chow Mei-ching, wife of President Ma Ying-jeou, was set to attend the opening of an ...

Apr 3, 2014

Obama may visit Japan around April 23-25

The United States and Japan are trying to schedule for President Barack Obama to visit Tokyo sometime between April 23 and 25, a Japanese government source said Wednesday. Japan plans to welcome Obama as a state guest, the first U.S. president to be accorded ...