Several groups urge Abe to pledge to accept Syrian refugees

National Sep 28, 2015

Several groups urge Abe to pledge to accept Syrian refugees

by Tomohiro Osaki

Private organizations supporting refugees on Monday urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to express during his upcoming speech at the annual U.N. General Assembly session Japan's pledge to accept Syrian asylum seekers. A total of 14 human rights and refugee assistance organizations, including Amnesty International Japan, ...

National Sep 16, 2014

Abe to visit New York from Monday for U.N. General Assembly

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit New York for five days starting next Monday to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. Abe is scheduled to speak during general debate at the assembly's 69th session and at the U.N. climate ...

National Sep 27, 2013

Abe urges Rouhani to be flexible over arms

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged Iranian President Hasan Rouhani to resolve Tehran's alleged nuclear weapons program with flexibility and by building on a recent shift toward dialogue, a Japanese official said. Abe told Rouhani on Thursday that "showing flexibility should be a key" to ...

National Sep 26, 2013

Abe, U.N. chief Ban vow cooperation over Syria, North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have agreed to cooperate on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons and on tackling North Korea's nuclear threat and humanitarian issues, a Japanese official said. During their talks Wednesday in New York, Abe said his administration supports efforts ...