AMBASSADOR

Interviews with Ambassador Emanuel on one-year anniversary at post

TBS’s daily evening news program “News 23” carried a five-minute report on Tuesday on its one-on-one interview with Ambassador Emanuel conducted at the Ambassador’s Residence earlier in the day. The program said that since assuming his post one year ago, the Ambassador has been tweeting actively about his work as well as his private life, including his train rides in….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Japan, NATO confirm intention to strengthen cooperation

All national dailies reported that Prime Minister Kishida met with visiting NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg at the Kantei on Tuesday. In a joint statement released after the meeting, the two leaders condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed “concern” that military cooperation between Russia and China is expanding. They also reportedly stated that “the security of the Euro-Atlantic and the….Read more

SECURITY

Kishida says Japan will not rule out attacking enemy bases when enemy fighters fly to Japan

Nikkei and Yomiuri reported that Prime Minister Kishida hinted at the possibility of the SDF attacking enemy bases if an enemy sends its fighters to Japan. During a Lower House Budget Committee meeting on Tuesday, the premier reportedly said: “We have to act realistically while closely examining whether counterstrike capabilities are the only option left.” The premier made the comment….Read more

  • February 1, 2023
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Offshore wind power next big thing in Japan’s green push?

  • February 1, 2023
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ECONOMY

Japan seeks more industrial rooftop solar with rate incentive

  • January 31, 2023
  • , Nikkei Asia , 07:26 a.m.

ECONOMY

Panasonic invests in EV battery plant in U.S.

  • January 31, 2023
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