World / Politics Jan 16, 2018

Nigeria summons U.S. ambassador over Trump's reported racial slur

Nigeria's government on Monday summoned the United States ambassador to explain reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole" countries, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said. He was responding to a text message from Reuters in which ...

National / Politics Mar 25, 2016

Diplomat Yutaka Yokoi named new ambassador to China

by Ayako Mie

The Foreign Ministry on Friday tapped "China school" diplomat Yutaka Yokoi as Japan's new ambassador to China, underscoring its resolve to move bilateral relations forward at a time when tensions are building over territorial issues. Yokoi, 61, will replace Ambassador Masato Kitera within 30 days. China ...

Seoul's new envoy upbeat on patching up ties with Japan

National / Politics Aug 21, 2014

Seoul's new envoy upbeat on patching up ties with Japan

South Korea's new ambassador to Japan, Yoo Heung-soo, is optimistic about improving diplomatic relations with Japan and said he was looking forward to using his contacts to patch up ties when he takes his post over the weekend. "As the Korean saying goes, 'Land hardens ...