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UKRAINE

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to the media about sanctions against Russia, following his meeting with late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in San Francisco on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
U.S. targets Russia with hundreds of sanctions over Ukraine war, Navalny death
The measures targeted Russia's Mir payment system, financial institutions and its military industrial base, as well as other areas.
Ukrainian evacuees arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in April 2022.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 24, 2024
90% of Ukrainian evacuees in Japan unwilling to return home
According to the survey of 153 Ukrainian evacuees last month, only 16, or 10.5%, said they would return home immediately if a cease-fire is reached.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Ukraine's prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, during the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Monday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 23, 2024
Where others dither, Japan delivers on aid to Ukraine
Japan is doing all it can to prove to the Kremlin that it will ultimately be Ukraine, not Russia, that will prosper when the war is over.
Demonstrators protest the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin on Feb. 16.
EDITORIALS
Feb 23, 2024
Vladimir Putin must be shown the limits of his power
Navalny’s death deprives Russia of its most thoughtful and powerful opposition to President Vladimir Putin and his criminal clique.
A member of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service attends a transfer ceremony of special vehicles from Japan to Ukraine in Kyiv on Nov. 20, 2023.
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Feb 23, 2024
An ominous portent emerges for Japan as Ukraine war enters third year
There are growing indications that the once-durable coalition of partners backing Kyiv’s war effort is crumbling — an ominous sign for Japan.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (far left) hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center right) and South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul in Rio De Janeiro on Thursday.
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2024
Japan, U.S. and South Korea agree on closer cooperation over North Korea
The countries' top diplomats also discussed efforts to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Members of the 31st Separate Mechanized Brigade fire at a Russian target in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the United States and China and their allies are pulling apart, World Trade Organization economists say.
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Feb 23, 2024
Global trade rift widening as Ukraine war passes two-year mark
There are clear signs that the global economy is fragmenting into two separate blocs, World Trade Organization economists say.
Yurii, 53, and Tetiana, 51, attend a rally of families of Ukrainian prisoners of war  in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine, on Jan. 21.
WORLD
Feb 22, 2024
How life in Ukraine has been shattered by two years of war
Even in remote villages, signs are everywhere of the two-year-old war that has irrevocably changed the face of Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa at the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2024
Japan eyes providing $32 million in additional humanitarian aid to Gaza
At a G20 meeting, Japan's top diplomat voiced concern about the "critical humanitarian situation" in the Gaza Strip.
Iranian ballistic missiles in Tehran. Iran's hard-line clerical rulers have steadily sought to deepen ties with Russia and China, betting that would help Tehran to resist U.S. sanctions and to end its political isolation.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 22, 2024
Iran sends Russia hundreds of ballistic missiles, sources say
An Iranian military official said there had been at least four shipments of missiles and that there would be more in the coming weeks.
A Ukrainian serviceman with the call sign "Skorpion" prepares to fire a multiple launch rocket system toward Russian troops near a front-line, at an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Feb. 4.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 22, 2024
Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned and ground down by Russia
Heavy casualties at the hands of Russian forces have been compounded by dreadful conditions on the eastern front.
A liquefied natural gas processing facility at the Sakhalin 2 project in Sakhalin, Russia. Japan has kept stakes in some energy projects in Russia as a matter of energy security.
BUSINESS
Feb 21, 2024
Japanese companies maintain suspended operations in Russia: survey
Japan has kept stakes in some energy projects as a matter of energy security.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks on the second day of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
China-Europe ties worsen on Ukraine and disputes over trade
Beijing’s support for Russia has been a sticking point in relations with Europe.
A person lights a candle by a portrait of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in a Russian Arctic prison last week, at the entrance of Russian Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
U.S. to impose 'major sanctions' on Russia over Navalny death
The latest sanctions on Moscow will target a range of items, including its defense and industrial bases.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is flanked by security personnel as he arrives at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan for a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Ukrainian PM cautions of war’s spillover as he looks to tamp down fatigue fears
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal warned in Tokyo that a Russian victory would prompt more conflicts across the globe.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal meets with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as a part of the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Feb 20, 2024
Private sector vital in pacifist Japan's support for Ukraine
With Japan unable to provide military assistance under its pacifist Constitution, private investment plays a vital role in showing commitment to Ukraine.
Demonstrators hold Iranian flags and a huge inflated figure representing Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei holding a nuclear bomb as they protest against the Iranian regime on Friday in Munich.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Iran's nuclear enrichment exceeds commercial needs, says IAEA chief
The IAEA warned at the end of 2023 that Tehran already had enough material to make three nuclear bombs if it enriches material now at 60% to beyond 60%.
Yulia Navalnaya, wife of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, attends the Munich Security Conference, on the day it was announced that Alexei Navalny died in prison on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Navalny widow vows to take up the fight for Russia's 'freedom'
Navalnaya's address came shortly before she met EU foreign ministers in Brussels, where she had been invited.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech as she visits Cafe Kyiv, in Berlin on Feb. 19.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Von Der Leyen seeks new EU term with pivot on defense sector
Her candidacy, which was widely expected, comes as the EU faces a change in leadership with a possible surge in far-right and populist forces.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (right) presents a gift to a Ukrainian refugee an event at the Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
As war fatigue grows, Japan pledges long-term support to Ukraine
Describing the aid as an investment in the future, Tokyo emphasized how Japan’s technology and expertise in reconstruction could serve Ukraine’s needs.

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