National / Politics Sep 21, 2017

Japan's Kono reaffirms commitment to peacekeeping at U.N.

Japan will continue to make a positive contribution to U.N. peacekeeping efforts following its withdrawal of troops from a mission in South Sudan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Wednesday in New York. "Under the banner of 'proactive contribution to peace,' Japan has made every effort ...

National Dec 21, 2016

Japan will oppose South Sudan arms embargo, government source says

Japan will oppose a U.S.-backed draft U.N. Security Council resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, government sources said Wednesday. Japan is apparently concerned that if the council adopts the resolution, South Sudan will retaliate against U.N. representatives on the ground, including peacekeepers ...