Tag - diplomacy

 
 

DIPLOMACY

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 5, 2019
Feud between major U.S. allies Japan and South Korea deepens as Trump sits it out
Donald Trump's desire to put "America First" has fostered new disputes between the United States and its allies. In Asia, old rivalries are also roaring back.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 29, 2019
Trump's cost-sharing spat with ally South Korea raises fears of U.S. pullback from peninsula
Just as President Donald Trump looks to make peace with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, his administration is putting fresh strain on the U.S.'s seven-decade alliance with South Korea.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 28, 2019
Ghosn, Meng and the dangers of 'arrested diplomacy'
The arrest of Carlos Ghosn has put Japan's justice system on trial in the world court of public opinion.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2019
Japan Foreign Minister Taro Kono urges Seoul to keep promises as historical flashpoints fray ties
Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Monday urged South Korea to make good on promises made in bilateral pacts related to the issues of wartime labor and "comfort women," as diplomatic relations between the neighbors become increasingly frosty.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 28, 2019
White House promises 'significant response' to any Venezuela violence against U.S. diplomats or Juan Guaido
White House national security adviser John Bolton warned on Sunday against violence or intimidation of American diplomats in Venezuela or opposition leader Juan Guaido, saying such action would trigger a response from the United States.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 23, 2019
U.S. top envoy Pompeo expects 'good marker' with North Korea before next Trump-Kim summit
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remains "an awful lot of work to do" to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month, when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit.
EDITORIALS
Jan 15, 2019
Hostage diplomacy becomes new normal
While not unprecedented, the recent spate of hostage-taking incidents looks like a new normal in international diplomacy.
EDITORIALS
Jan 11, 2019
Stop the escalating crisis in Japan-South Korea ties
While maintaining its position over the wartime labor issue, Tokyo should explore a political solution to what could otherwise take a lasting toll on bilateral relations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 11, 2019
Japan fires back after South Korea's Moon urges Tokyo to take a 'humble stance' on wartime labor issue
The government on Friday rebutted South Korean President Moon Jae-in's accusation over Tokyo's response to Seoul's top court rulings on wartime labor involving Japanese companies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 25, 2018
Taiwan and Japan to hold maritime cooperation talks in Tokyo this week
Taiwan and Japan are scheduled to hold a third round of talks in Tokyo this week to discuss maritime cooperation, including fishing near Okinotorishima island — regarded by Japan as its southernmost territory.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2018
Departure of Jim Mattis stirs world of worries from Brussels to Beijing
The abrupt resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has governments from Seoul to Brussels on edge, as the reliability of American alliances and the direction of policy under an erratic leader comes increasingly under question.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 7, 2018
Xi urges North Korea and United States to meet halfway
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told North Korea's foreign minister that he hoped North Korea and the United States could meet each other halfway and address each other's reasonable concerns, China's foreign ministry said.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 7, 2018
Abe planning visits to Britain and Netherlands in early January
The government is arranging visits by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Britain and the Netherlands in early January before trips to Switzerland and Russia later in the month, government sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 6, 2018
Growing split in Seoul over North Korea threatens detente and nuclear talks
When Seoul was preparing to open a liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong this summer after a decade of virtually no contact with its longtime enemy, South Korean officials had heated debates over whether they should seek approval from Washington.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 29, 2018
Kim Jong Un's diplomacy pays off: First the sound of puppy feet, then joint survey of North Korean railway system
Kim Jong Un's gift of two hunting dogs to South Korea in September is starting to bear more fruit, first with a litter of puppies and now with a landmark railway deal.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 28, 2018
At G20 summit, Trump won't be the only leader going rogue
The world's principal forum of global leaders risks marking its 10th anniversary with an identity crisis.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 27, 2018
Taiwan and Japan to hold trade talks in shadow of vote to keep post-Fukushima food ban
Taiwan and Japan will hold annual trade talks in Taipei this week, coming after a weekend referendum in the former that could have a negative impact on bilateral relations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 25, 2018
Japan can excel at 'intermediary' diplomacy
Japan has what it takes to serve as an intermediary state on the world's diplomatic stage.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 9, 2018
Trump confirms he will continue to work with Abe, after receiving praise from Tokyo over midterm election efforts
In telephone talks Friday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe praised U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts in the midterm elections in which the U.S. leader's Republican Party retained a majority in the Senate, according to Japan's top government spokesman.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 8, 2018
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to hold talks with Prime Minister Abe during Tokyo visit next week
The two are expected to discuss various issues including how to deal with North Korea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in Tokyo.

Longform

Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan