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DIPLOMACY

Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Dec 22, 2019
SDF tests public support with next mission in Middle East
The Cabinet is expected to approve a Self-Defense Forces mission to the Middle East that will comprise a destroyer, patrol planes and 250 personnel as part of an intelligence-gathering operation.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 13, 2019
Trump picks think tank chief Kenneth Weinstein to be U.S. ambassador to Japan
U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to name Hudson Institute President Kenneth Weinstein as ambassador to Japan, informed sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Commentary
Dec 5, 2019
LDP statesman Yasuhiro Nakasone helped shape postwar Japan from the top down
Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who died at 101 on Nov. 29, will undoubtedly be remembered as a giant in Japan's political history.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 4, 2019
In bid to mend ties, China's top diplomat visits South Korea after four-year gap
The top diplomat in China's government arrived in Seoul on Wednesday, visiting South Korea for the first time in more than four years as the two countries seek to repair ties that soured over the deployment of U.S. anti-missile systems in South Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / Commentary
Dec 1, 2019
Aligning interests deepen Japanese-Aussie defense ties
Australian Defense Minister Linda Reynolds made her first official visit to Tokyo in November, holding talks with her counterpart, Taro Kono, reiterating their commitment to the security relationship between the two countries, and consolidated a series of new measures designed to deepen their defense...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / The Argument: SDF Dispatch
Nov 28, 2019
Should Japan send the MSDF to the Middle East?
Last month the government decided to send more Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels to the Middle East to protect its shipping interests in the volatile region on its own, instead of joining the U.S.-led coalition for this task.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / The Argument: SDF Dispatch
Nov 28, 2019
Sending more SDF assets to Mideast will protect Japan's interests and raise its diplomatic profile
The government's plan to send the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East is crucial for securing our economic interests, promoting regional peace and stability, and pursuing balanced diplomacy in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / The Argument: SDF Dispatch
Nov 28, 2019
Next SDF deployment will only serve U.S. interests, not Japan's
From my long experience serving in the government, there is no way we can send more Self-Defense Forces vessels and planes to the waterways in the Middle East because they can do almost nothing, and it would be a mistake to dispatch the SDF under the dubious legal basis of 'research and investigation.'
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 26, 2019
China bests U.S. with largest global diplomatic network as Japan quietly rises, study finds
In the highly competitive arena of global diplomacy, it is Beijing that now stands atop the podium.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 23, 2019
Nuclear non-proliferation group vows to work to achieve North Korea's denuclearization
Foreign ministers from a coalition of non-nuclear weapons states pledged Saturday to work in tandem to achieve North Korea's denuclearization, as the country's negotiations with the United States have been at a stalemate.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 22, 2019
G20 foreign ministers, including South Korea's Kang Kyung-wha, gather in Nagoya for Japan's last turn as host
Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 major economies gathered in Nagoya on Friday, where they were set to discuss free trade, sustainable development and how to best assist rapidly growing economies in Africa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2019
U.S. to send Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan to G20 foreign ministers meeting in Nagoya
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will travel to Nagoya to attend a two-day foreign ministerial meeting of the Group of 20 major economies starting Friday, the State Department said.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 10, 2019
Abe to meet 50 foreign guests visiting for Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold separate talks with about 50 foreign dignitaries when they attend a ceremony proclaiming the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito later this month, government sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 7, 2019
South Korea, Africa and the EU: A strategy for the Abe Cabinet
A strategic vision is required to successfully meet the international challenges that the nation faces.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 3, 2019
The quiet push to fix fractured Japan-South Korea relations
Almost a year has passed since the South Korean Supreme Court handed down a ruling ordering Japanese firms to pay damages to wartime forced laborers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 1, 2019
Japan's 'peace contributor' role tested amid Iran tensions following Saudi oil attacks
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed that the U.N. General Assembly in New York would be a possible venue for the leaders of the United States and Iran to sit down for historic talks amid their standoff over a 2015 nuclear deal.
EDITORIALS
Sep 23, 2019
China's South Pacific offensive
Shifts in recognition by the Solomon Islands and Kiribati are the latest skirmishes in the diplomatic war fought between Taipei and Beijing, a battle that China is winning.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 22, 2019
Princess Kako marks 150 years of Japan-Hungary relations at Budapest dinner to honor those who have contributed to bilateral ties
Princess Kako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, attended a dinner in Budapest on Saturday to mark the 150th anniversary this year of diplomatic ties between Japan and Hungary.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 21, 2019
Solomon Islands minister signs pact to establish diplomatic ties with China
China and the Solomon Islands on Saturday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after the Pacific island nation ditched relations with Taiwan, which Beijing claims as a Chinese province and seeks to cut off from the international community.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 18, 2019
New Japan Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi holds firm that Seoul must end wartime labor row
Newly appointed Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Wednesday that Tokyo urgently demands Seoul eliminate “violations of international law” regarding wartime Korean labor issues.

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