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Shogo Kawakita

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National Feb 1, 2007

U.N. now looking at phased expansion of Security Council

Hoping to break the logjam over boosting the number of permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, some countries have come out for an "interim solution" such as creating semi-permanent status as a first step toward eventual expansion, according to U.N. diplomats. Japan, whose campaign ...

Annan tells Asia to overcome past

National May 13, 2006

Annan tells Asia to overcome past

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday urged Japan, China and South Korea to overcome the past to help improve their relations. Strained relations between Japan and its two neighbors have been exacerbated by such issues as Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's annual visits to Tokyo's ...