INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

U.S. calls on North Korea to engage in dialogue

TV Asahi reported at noon that the U.S. government called on North Korea to engage in dialogue following its launch of a new type of SLBM on Tuesday. The network showed White House Press Secretary Psaki telling the press: “We condemn the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch. These launches violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions and are a threat to the….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Senior officials of U.S., Japan, ROK exchange views on DPRK’s ballistic missile launch 

NHK reported this morning that senior officials of the U.S., Japan, and South Korea in charge of North Korean issues met in Washington on Tuesday and exchanged views on the DPRK’s latest ballistic missile launch. According to the network, the meeting was attended by MOFA Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Director General Funakoshi, U.S. Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim, and Special Representative for….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
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POLITICS > Elections

General election campaign kicks off

All national papers reported extensively on the official start on Tuesday of the general election campaign, saying that the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ), the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), and three other opposition parties are cooperating at an unprecedented level in a bid to unseat the ruling coalition of the LDP and Komeito. The dailies said that although the….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
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Editorial: Government’s new pandemic measures need fleshing out

  • October 20, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:10 p.m.

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Colin Powell, last of the battle-hardened diplomats

  • October 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:02 a.m.

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Errors in vaccine database could delay digital certificate plan

  • October 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:05 p.m.

SOCIETY

Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko turns 87

  • October 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:25 a.m.

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Asylum seekers speak out about cruel detention in secretly shot film

  • October 11, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:07 p.m.

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