Tag - diplomacy



Japan Times
Sep 6, 2019
Abe to visit India in December following 'two-plus-two' security talks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit India in December in the wake of the countries' first "two-plus-two" security talks, his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi said Thursday.
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JAPAN / Politics
Sep 5, 2019
Former PM Hatoyama regrets reneging on pledge to move Futenma airbase out of Okinawa
Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says it was a "big mistake" to abandon his pledge to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma out of Okinawa.
Japan Times
Sep 1, 2019
Japan's busy summer of diplomacy
Japan is successfully navigating the moment's geopolitical challenges.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / Commentary
Aug 29, 2019
U.S. leader's chaotic diplomacy offers chance with Kim
Two months after the dramatic Trump-Kim meeting at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, the world's most heavily fortified border is back to its perpetual state of tension, as if nothing happened.
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JAPAN / Politics / The Argument: South Korea-Japan relations
Aug 28, 2019
Japan-South Korea relations: Where did it all go wrong?
More than half a century has passed since the normalization of Japan-South Korea ties in 1965. Ahead of the 55th anniversary in 2020, the relationship between the two countries has hit rock bottom.
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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 15, 2019
U.S. top envoy Pompeo backed Tokyo over wartime labor issue, Japan government sources say
Pompeo also called on Japan and South Korea to hold talks to find a forward-looking way to resolve their differences, sources said.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2019
Judo gives Japan a soft-power boost in the Pacific
In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a black-belt who is a third his size.
Japan Times
Aug 7, 2019
Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland
The government is considering appointing Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman of media conglomerate the Yomiuri Shimbun group, as its new ambassador to Switzerland, a government source said Wednesday.
Aug 2, 2019
Japan names new envoys to Ireland and NATO
The government Friday named a new ambassador to Ireland and the new head of its mission to NATO.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2019
North Korea likely suffering worst downturn since 1990s famine
How much are sanctions hurting Kim Jong Un? North Korea's economy hasn't been in such bad shape since his father was battling floods, droughts and a famine that some estimates say killed as much as 10 percent of the population.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2019
Police warning to media over U.K. diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger
Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, on Saturday joined journalists in criticizing police for warning media not to publish leaked government documents, saying it was a "dangerous road to tread."
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WORLD / Politics
Jul 8, 2019
U.K. minister to apologize to Ivanka over ambassador's leaked memos
Britain's trade minister said Monday he would apologize to U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka for a leak of confidential memos in which the U.K. ambassador describes the U.S. administration as "dysfunctional" and "inept."
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2019
Xi writes rare op-ed in North Korea's ruling party newspaper, touts 'grand plan' for East Asia stability
Chinese President Xi Jinping has penned a front page op-ed in the Wednesday edition of North Korea's ruling party newspaper, a day ahead of his landmark visit to the nuclear-armed country, writing that Beijing is willing to work with Pyongyang to prepare a "grand plan" for achieving "permanent stability"...
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JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jun 14, 2019
After Tehran visit, hurdles remain high for Abe in bid to mediate between U.S. and Iran
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has embarked on an ambitious endeavor to play the role of international mediator in the hope of charting a course for dialogue between Tehran and Washington.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2019
Putin-Kim summit sends message to U.S. but sanctions relief elusive for North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time this week at a symbolic summit hoping to project himself as a serious world player but likely to come away without a relief from crushing sanctions he seeks.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2019
China plans to replace its longtime envoy to Japan, Cheng Yonghua, sources say, as ties improve
The news comes amid expectations that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Japan in July, when the nation hosts the Group of 20 summit.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2019
'Utterly shocking': Trump sparks new confusion over North Korea sanctions policy
The U.S. will leave in place North Korea-related sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies that were announced on Thursday, and U.S. President Donald Trump has no plans to impose additional penalties on Kim Jong Un's government, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 23, 2019
Japan and Britain plan April talks among foreign and defense ministers
Japan and Britain are arranging a meeting of their foreign and defense ministers on April 8 in Tokyo, aiming to enhance post-Brexit bilateral cooperation, government sources said Saturday.
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JAPAN / History / Heisei Icons
Feb 14, 2019
Sadako Ogata: Waging peace on war
A 1993 photograph of a diminutive, sexagenarian woman surveying the front lines of conflict has left an indelible mark on the international community as a true example of commitment to humanitarian aid.
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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 5, 2019
Abe asked China's Xi to visit Japan twice in 2019, for Osaka G20 and state visit in fall, sources say
If Xi does visit Japan twice this year, it will be the first time a Chinese president has done so since Hu Jintao, Xi's predecessor, in 2008.


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