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Nov 24, 2015
U.N. chief Ban sees 'positive signs' from Pyongyang on North Korea visit
In his first public comments on a possible trip to North Korea, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was discussing dates for his visit with the isolated state, but that no decision has been reached.
Japan Times
Nov 18, 2015
U.N. says Ban won't visit North Korea on upcoming trip
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's upcoming schedule does not include a trip to North Korea, according to an itinerary released by his spokesman after Chinese media reported that Ban would visit the North on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 18, 2015
Crown Prince Naruhito in New York to attend U.N. meetings on water, disasters and sanitation
Crown Prince Naruhito arrived Tuesday in New York, where he will attend U.N. meetings on water, disasters and sanitation.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2015
Ban will visit North Korea this week, may met Kim, Yonhap reports
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will visit Pyongyang this week and may meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Yonhap News reported, citing a U.N. official it did not identify.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2015
Deep space mining seen costing $27 billion, or half the price of huge Aussie gas terminal
Getting a mine up and running on the moon or an asteroid would cost less than building the biggest gas terminals on Earth, according to research presented to a forum of company executives and NASA scientists.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Sep 22, 2015
Ban rings Japan peace bell to mark U.N.'s 70th anniversary, calls for conflicts to cease
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rang the Japanese peace bell Monday as a call to warring parties in global conflicts to lay down their arms to observe the international day of peace on the 70th anniversary of the organization's establishment.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 8, 2015
Japan 'wasting time' griping about U.N. chief at WWII parade: China
China rapped Japan on Monday for complaining about U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's attendance at a World War II victory parade last week in Beijing, at which the defeat of Japanese forces was celebrated with a display of tanks, jets and ballistic missiles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 29, 2015
U.N. chief cites learning from history as reason to attend Chinese war anniversary ceremony
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is to visit China in the coming week to mark the end of World War II amid concerns from Japan about his trip, feels it is important to learn from history, the office of his spokesperson said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 12, 2015
Amnesty accuses U.N. peacekeepers of killing two, raping girl in Bangui
Amnesty International on Tuesday accused United Nations peacekeepers of raping a 12-year-old girl and killing a boy and his father during an operation in Central African Republic's capital Bangui earlier this month.
Aug 6, 2015
Text of U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's message to memorial ceremony on A-bomb anniversary
Below is the text of a message from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon read out at the memorial ceremony in Hiroshima on the 70th anniversary Thursday of the U.S. atomic bombing:
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 3, 2015
Tokyo bar transformed into Sailor Moon cafe until the end of September
A cafe themed around the globally popular "Sailor Moon" manga and anime series opened Monday in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, featuring special food items, songs and goods.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2015
South Korean Chung to run for FIFA president
Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, said on Thursday he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of the sport's world governing body.
Jul 7, 2015
Inquiry looks into whether aerial attack caused U.N. chief's 1961 fatal plane crash in Africa
A United Nations inquiry into a 1961 plane crash that killed then-U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold found that new information pointing to an aerial attack or threat bringing down the aircraft warrants further investigation.
Jun 4, 2015
Japan delays launch of unmanned lunar lander to second half of fiscal 2019
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency plans to renovate its rocket-launch complex in southwestern Japan, and has delayed the launch of the country's first unmanned moon landing to fiscal 2019.
JAPAN / History
May 22, 2015
Tokyo, Seoul make little progress in resolving UNESCO heritage feud
Japan and South Korea failed to find common ground Friday over Tokyo's controversial proposal to have historical industrial sites put on UNESCO's World Heritage list, a move Seoul is attempting to block as they include places where Koreans were forced to toil after being shipped over during Japan's annexation...
Japan Times
May 19, 2015
With visit to industrial zone, Ban to be first U.N. chief to travel to North Korea in over 20 years
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday he will visit the Kaesong industrial complex just north of the inter-Korean border, which will make him the first U.N. chief to enter the isolated country in more than two decades.
Japan Times
May 7, 2015
Ceremony marks return of Peace Bell to Japanese Garden at U.N.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Wednesday joined other officials and guests in celebrating the return of the Peace Bell, donated 61 years ago by Chiyoji Nakagawa, a peace activist and former mayor of a Japanese city, to the renovated Japanese Garden at the organization's New York headquarters.
Apr 19, 2015
JAXA plans Japan's first moon shot in 2018
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning to attempt Japan's first lunar landing in fiscal 2018, sources close to the project said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 16, 2015
Ban urges Japan, China and S. Korea to engage in 'forward-looking' dialogue
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on the leaders of Japan, China and South Korea to engage in a dialogue 'in a forward-looking manner' and lay the foundation for peace and reconciliation in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2015
Abe, Ban agree to cooperate over development, climate change
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed Saturday to continue their cooperation in efforts to map out a post-2015 development agenda and address climate change ahead of crucial meetings on these issues this year, officials said.


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