Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

National 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. It would be rare for someone working in the media to be appointed as an ambassador, but the 72-year-old ...

National 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. Mitsuru Kitano, 61, will become the new envoy to Ireland after a five-year stint as head of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in ...

Police warning to media over U.K. diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger

World 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." Last week, a Sunday newspaper published leaked memos from ...

Britain's U.S. ambassador resigns after Trump spat

World / Politics Jul 10, 2019

Britain's U.S. ambassador resigns after Trump spat

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned Wednesday after being targeted by U.S. President Donald Trump following the leak of highly critical diplomatic cables. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May had offered her full support to Kim Darroch after he was revealed to have described the Trump administration ...

U.K. minister to apologize to Ivanka over ambassador's leaked memos

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." The memos from Kim Darroch, the U.K.'s ambassador to Washington, were ...