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New foreign minister underscores importance of using Japanese in diplomacy

  • September 14, 2019
  • , Mainichi
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Saturday morning’s Mainichi took up press remarks on Friday by Foreign Minister Motegi, who said he will primarily use Japanese when speaking to his foreign counterparts and the press. The daily added that Motegi took issue with his predecessor Kono’s frequent use of English when communicating with foreign diplomats and the media.

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