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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet addresses the 78th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 22
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 29, 2023
Cambodia's dictatorship marches on and nary a word
Just as quickly as countries condemned Cambodia’s sham elections, its new leader, Hun Manet, was welcomed by the U.N.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a high-level Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine on the sidelines of the 78th U.N. General Assembly, at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 22, 2023
As Kishida takes center stage, Japan's diplomacy enters a new phase
The prime minister looks set to take on a larger role in representing the country on the world stage as he struggles to build a legacy domestically.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 21, 2023
South Korean leader warns Russia and North Korea on arms deals
Both Washington and Seoul say that Moscow has used North Korean weapons against Ukraine for a long time.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (second from left) and her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba (second from right) hold talks in New York on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 21, 2023
New top diplomat Yoko Kamikawa vows ongoing support for Ukraine
Japan has been actively offering support to Ukraine, but has been limited to nonmilitary assistance due to restrictions imposed by its Constitution.
Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, speaks during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 21, 2023
Poor nations have 'every right to be angry' on climate: Guterres
The U.N. chief said that poorer countries had done the least to cause global warming but were bearing the brunt of its impacts.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda sits next to Ukraine’s  Ambassador to the United Nations Sergіy Kyslytsya during a ministerial level meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the crisis in Ukraine in New York on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 21, 2023
Poland halts supply of arms to Ukraine as grain dispute escalates
Warsaw reacted to remarks by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the U.N. General Assembly accusing countries of feigning solidarity.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses the 78th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2023
In speech, Kishida seeks to maintain momentum for U.N. reform
Kishida stressed the importance of human security and alluded to the increasing dysfunction of the U.N. Security Council caused by Moscow's vetoing power.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 78th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 20, 2023
Climate fault lines in clear sight at U.N. General Assembly
Disconnects are likely to remain front and center when many of the same leaders gather in Dubai for COP28 in November.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 20, 2023
Zelenskyy tells U.N. it has stake against Russia 'genocide'
The Ukrainian president renewed an invitation for world leaders to join a "peace summit" to end the war on Kyiv's terms.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa on Monday in New York.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Japan’s new top diplomat makes international debut
On the sidelines to the U.N. General Assembly sidelines, new Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa gets off to a quick start.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida leaves Haneda Airport in Tokyo for New York on Tuesday to attend the U.N. General Assembly meetings.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Kishida heads to New York for U.N. speech amid shaken world order
The U.N. General Assembly will be held amid a growing perception that the body has become dysfunctional in tackling international disputes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 3, 2022
Global conference stresses need to put women's issues at top of policy agendas
Leaders and luminaries weigh in on how to incorporate women's perspectives into government and business decision-making.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Sep 23, 2022
The United Nations finds itself at a tipping point
What meaning or purpose does the United Nations have if it cannot stop countries from waging war against each other?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2021
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike discharged from hospital after bout with exhaustion
Koike will work remotely for the time being following doctors' advice, she said in a statement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 25, 2021
Gov. Koike's stance may boost LDP in Tokyo assembly election
Analysts are suggesting Koike may be tempted to get closer to the LDP and Komeito as speculation swirls about her possible return to national politics
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2021
Official campaigning begins for Tokyo assembly election
Major issues for the nine-day race include parties' responses to the coronavirus pandemic and how to stage the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 27, 2021
Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election set for July 4
Official campaigning for the election, in which 127 seats are up for grabs, is eyed for June 25.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2020
Tokyo ward assemblyman apologizes for remarks opposing LGBT rights
Masateru Shiraishi of the ruling LDP said last month that his north Tokyo municipality would 'cease to exist' if the rights of sexual minorities were protected by law.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 6, 2020
Tokyo politician under fire after blaming LGBT community for falling birth rate
Masateru Shiraishi claimed last month that his ward in the capital would 'cease to exist' if the rights of sexual minorities are protected by law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2020
Koike’s first term as Tokyo governor: Eventful, but little to show for it
Each challenge has revealed a new facet of her political persona, and they will also serve as benchmarks against which voters examine her record.

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