Tag - kyrgyzstan



Construction near Mailuu-Suu in the Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan. Dams in Kyrgyzstan holding uranium mine tailings have become unreliable after a 2017 landslide.
Apr 24, 2024
Unstable nuclear-waste dams threaten fertile Central Asia heartland
One more earthquake or landslide, and dams in Kyrgyzstan holding back radioactive waste water could burst, rendering the area uninhabitable.
Kyrgyz male labor migrants wait to depart for work in Russia at the office of a company organizing passenger transportation on Oct. 17.
Nov 16, 2023
Pressured amid war effort, Central Asia migrants leave Russia
Moscow is offering incentives for migrants to work in places like Mariupol, while enlistment offices seek to entice them into the Russian army.
Japan Times
May 18, 2023
Xi summit to deepen Central Asian ties in split-screen with G7
The summit unfolds in a split screen with G7 leaders effort in Japan this week to hammer out a unified response to Chinese 'economic coercion.”
Japan Times
Oct 9, 2022
A distracted Russia is losing its grip on its old Soviet sphere
Russia's domination of Central Asia and the Caucasus region is unraveling as the Kremlin focuses on the war in Ukraine — and border violence is flaring.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2022
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan trade blame over new border attacks
Border disputes have dogged the ex-Soviet republics throughout their three-decade independence.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2022
Kyrgyzstan announces cease-fire with Tajikistan after deadly clashes
Russia has offered to mediate between the two ex-Soviet countries, where recent fighting has left dozens injured and several dead, and called for 'urgent' measures to halt the fighting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 16, 2022
Japan and five Central Asian nations vow to closely communicate over Ukraine
During online talks with officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi condemned Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2021
Mask-shy Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan rain on COVID-compliant opening parade
The sight marked an awkward contrast with other national teams who covered their faces in line with COVID-19 protocols.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2021
Ado Onaiwu hat trick propels Japan's win over Kyrgyzstan
The 25-year-old, who leads Japanese players in the J. League with 10 goals this season for Yokohama F. Marinos, scored three goals in a six-minute burst at Panasonic Stadium Suita.
Japan Times
May 4, 2021
Central Asia’s Afghan route to prosperity
A high-ranking Taliban delegation visited Turkmenistan on Feb. 6, promising to support the project, an indication the U.S., which backs the pipeline, may have facilitated the trip.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 8, 2020
Putin, long the sower of instability, is now surrounded by it
Concurrent crises have blindsided the Kremlin, undermining the Russian leader's image as a master tactician on the world stage.
Japan Times
May 22, 2020
Japan raises travel advisory for India and 10 other countries
The countries are expected to be added to a list of 100 countries and regions subject to an entry ban for foreign travelers soon.
Jan 22, 2020
Trump administration planning to add seven countries to travel ban list, reports say
The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries — Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania — to its controversial travel ban list, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2019
Japan defeats Kyrgyzstan to stay unbeaten in World Cup qualifying
Takumi Minamino converted a first-half penalty and Genki Haraguchi doubled the lead with a free kick after the break as Japan overcame a determined Kyrgyzstan 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
May 22, 2019
Steady as it goes in Central Asia
Japan should use its long, under-appreciated history of engagement with Central Asia to promote stability in this vital area.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2018
Japan trounces Kyrgyzstan in final friendly before Asian Cup
Japan proved a cut above in its last friendly before next year's Asian Cup, beating Kyrgyzstan 4-0 on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2018
Convicted rapist and Olympic judo champion Masato Uchishiba to coach Kyrgyzstan men's national team
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Masato Uchishiba will coach the men's national judo team of Kyrgyzstan, returning to the judo world more than five years after receiving a lifetime ban in Japan following a rape conviction, sources said Monday.
Apr 4, 2017
St. Petersburg metro blast suspect likely born in central Asia
A blast in a St. Petersburg train carriage on Monday that killed 14 people and wounded 50 was probably carried out by a Russian citizen born in Kyrgyzstan, authorities from the predominantly Muslim central Asian state said.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2016
Car bomber dies, at least three hurt in attack on Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan
A suspected suicide bomber on Tuesday rammed a car through the entrance of the Chinese Embassy in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek, injuring at least three people, with both countries describing it as a terrorist attack.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2015
During visit, Kerry raises human rights issue with autocratic central Asian states
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday met Uzbekistan's autocratic ruler and officials from other Central Asian states accused of being among the world's worst human rights offenders.


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