Tag - middle-east

 
 

MIDDLE EAST

Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jul 14, 2023
Energy diplomacy kicks into high gear as Kishida heads to Middle East
Despite the government's ambitious goal to reach net zero by 2050, Tokyo remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels and imports 90% of its oil supplies from the Middle East.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 7, 2023
Tips for better diplomatic commentary
As I grow older and wiser, here are seven lessons I have learned as a career Japanese diplomat.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 5, 2023
Abraham Accord Arab states likely to stick with Israel despite Jenin violence
Analysts say economic and trade interests are likely to trump any moral outrage felt in the four Arab states that have signed peace pacts with Israel.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 21, 2023
The post-American Middle East
The recent cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad, the detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the de-escalation in Yemen have all been accomplished with minimal Western involvement.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 18, 2023
Iran and Saudi Arabia move further toward reconciliation
Iran and Saudi Arabia took a further step Saturday to seal their reconciliation as Riyadh's top diplomat made a landmark visit to the Islamic Republic following a seven-year rupture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 17, 2023
Kishida considering visit to Middle East in mid-July
The prime minister would visit Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar in a bid to encourage stable oil supplies.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 14, 2023
As Iran emerges from isolation, Israel is feeling cornered
Jerusalem is issuing daily warnings and letting everyone know that it would not hesitate to act, even alone, if it felt enough of a threat from Iran.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 6, 2023
A Western distraction from climate action
In a dangerous diversion, members of the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament have demanded the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 6, 2023
War of words that rocked U.S.-Saudi ties cools as oil steadies
The Biden administration has expressed eagerness to repair ties with Riyadh, once one of Washington’s closest allies in the Middle East.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 3, 2023
Will China win the Middle East?
Saudi Arabia’s turn toward China reflects its dissatisfaction with U.S. policy and could have far-reaching strategic consequences.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 23, 2023
As war rages in Sudan, countries angle for advantage
Diplomats from Africa, the Middle East and the West have appealed for a halt to the fighting that has reduced parts of the capital, Khartoum, to a smoking battlefield.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 12, 2023
A new Asian order is here largely thanks to Shinzo Abe
By redefining the Asia-Pacific’s geopolitical dimensions, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered a geostrategic model that is now being realized across South Asia and the Middle East.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 9, 2023
Pope appeals to Russians on Ukraine and decries Middle East violence in Easter message
Pope Francis asks Russians to seek the truth about their country's invasion of Ukraine in his Easter message on Sunday and appealed for dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 9, 2023
Saudi Arabia’s drive to get expats to ditch Dubai is off to a rocky start
The big question is whether Riyadh is ready from an infrastructure, housing, lifestyle and even administrative standpoint for an influx of foreign white-collar workers and their families.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 9, 2023
U.S. deploys nuclear submarine in Mideast amid Iran tension
The USS Florida — capable of carrying as many as 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles — began transiting the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 7, 2023
Israel strikes Lebanon and Gaza after rocket salvo from Lebanese soil
Explosions were heard in Lebanon's Tyre region as well as the Gaza Strip, where Israeli air raids had begun before midnight.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2023
Untamed global warming risks soaring death toll in Middle East
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa are warming about twice as fast as the global average, which may potentially render some areas unlivable in future.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 24, 2023
'Sea change': Disruptive Saudi prince shows new pragmatism with Iran
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has worked to mend bitter rifts with regional rivals, pointing to a shift from erratic disruptor to pragmatic power player.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 21, 2023
Israeli minister's 'no Palestinians' tirade sparks Arab outcry
Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, dubbed the minister's remarks 'completely unhelpful,' stressing the Palestinian people 'obviously' exist.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 13, 2023
Chinese-brokered deal upends Middle East diplomacy and challenges U.S.
The Americans, who have been the central actors in the Middle East for the past three-quarters of a century, now find themselves on the sidelines during a moment of significant change.

Longform

Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs