Tag - embassies



Japan Times
Mar 19, 2019
Venezuela opposition takes control of diplomatic properties in U.S.
Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country's diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido's U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Japan Times
Feb 3, 2016
Embassies' ink stamp event gives Tokyo residents a window onto foreign cultures
People in Tokyo are being offered a fun way to visit foreign embassies and get a glimpse of their national cultures. More than 30 of them are taking part in a "stamp rally," in which participants visit specific locations and ink a square on a card at each site.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 23, 2015
Japan's terrorism intelligence unit to be created as early as next month: Abe
As Japan gears up to host the Group of Seven summit next year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government will set up a new intelligence-gathering unit on terrorism as early as next month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 22, 2015
Embassies help foreigners in Japan overcome language barrier in times of disaster
Devastating floods that forced thousands of evacuations near Tokyo in September revealed shortcomings in disaster management when it comes to helping residents who do not speak Japanese.
Japan Times
Apr 14, 2015
Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya
A bomb exploded at the gate of the Moroccan Embassy in the Libyan capital early on Monday, causing some damage but hurting nobody, a security official said, only hours after gunmen attacked South Korea's mission in Tripoli.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 12, 2015
Kishida wins funding for six new embassies, two new consulates
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Finance Minister Taro Aso have agreed to open six new embassies and two consulates under the fiscal 2015 budget.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2013
Embassies in Japan using mascots as 'cultural ambassadors'
With the Japanese public smitten with adorable or bizarre costumed characters created to promote localities or events, some foreign embassies are not missing out on the chance to catch a ride on the massive mascot boom.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2013
It's a kid's world at Festa 2013
Children enjoyed intercultural experiences ranging from Thai vegetable carving to learning Sri Lanka's Sinhala alphabet Saturday in Tokyo.
Aug 24, 2013
Six new embassies eyed as Beijing's influence spreads
The Foreign Ministry looks to set up six new embassies in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa to counter China's growing global influence.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 1, 2013
Japan envoys among U.S. 'spy targets'
Tokyo will 'strongly demand' an explanation from Washington about reports that Japanese diplomats in the U.S. were 'targets' of American spying, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says.


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