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Foreign Ministry to establish new post on human rights 

  • December 4, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri
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Saturday’s Yomiuri, Asahi, and Mainichi wrote that Foreign Minister Hayashi told reporters on Friday that his ministry will create in April a new post for a senior official responsible for monitoring human rights violations in response to growing awareness of the issue around the world. The ministry has included in its budget request for fiscal 2022 the establishment of the new position under its existing Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division. The papers speculated that the move is part of the Kishida administration’s efforts to demonstrate that it attaches importance to human rights issues in light of the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. 

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