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UNSC to discuss additional sanctions against North Korea

All Sunday morning papers reported that the UN Security Council unanimously agreed on a press statement on Friday that “strongly condemns” North Korea’s fifth nuclear test, adding that the Security Council is expected to discuss additional sanctions. The papers said while the U.S., Japan, and South Korea are hoping to impose stricter economic sanctions, China remains cautious. Asahi wrote that….Read more

  • September 11, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo
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Leaders of U.S., Japan, South Korea agree on need to adopt “significant steps”

All Saturday morning papers gave top play to reports on the DPRK’s fifth nuclear test conducted on Friday, with Nikkei saying that the threat of North Korea possessing nuclear weapons is becoming a reality. Asahi wrote that President Obama released a statement after talking to Prime Minister Abe and South Korean President Park over the phone on Friday, in which….Read more

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Japan may strengthen unilateral sanctions against DPRK before UNSC adopts new resolution

Saturday morning’s Yomiuri reported that the GOJ and the ruling parties are planning to swiftly strengthen Japan’s unilateral sanctions against North Korea in the wake of Friday’s nuclear test, adding that if the adoption of a new sanctions resolution against the North at the UNSC takes time, Japan may go ahead and strengthen its unilateral sanctions. The paper added that….Read more

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Former defense chief Ishiba comments on North Korea

  Saturday morning’s Asahi reported on comments by former Defense Minister Ishiba regarding North Korea’s latest nuclear test. He told reporters: “The security situation is changing dramatically. We must not be optimistic and think the nation (North Korea) will eventually collapse. We must calmly judge the situation and come up with realistic measures. In view of the upcoming presidential election….Read more

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Japanese-Thai partnership to nurture startups

BANGKOK — Japan and Thailand will support startups in both countries to help them expand operations and create new industries via an organization formed Friday.   The two governments will consider needed regulatory and legal changes after receiving feedback from the private sector.    The organization will encourage public-private partnerships and connect Japanese startups to Thai startups and conglomerates. Along….Read more

  • September 10, 2016
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:43 a.m.
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Antonio Inoki meets with senior member of Workers’ Party of Korea

Sankei reported on Saturday that Upper House member Antonio Inoki, who is currently visiting Pyongyang to promote sports exchange, met with Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, earlier in the day. The paper said Ri and Inoki may have discussed North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on Friday.

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Editorial: Propagate rule of law by establishing code of conduct in South China Sea

Ensuring freedom of navigation, not allowing attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo and seeking to resolve disputes in line with international law — we want to see such a rule of law established in the South China Sea.   The East Asia Summit (EAS) was held in Laos, with the leaders of 18 nations, including Japan, the United States….Read more

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Editorial: ‘Peace-oriented’ China should stop causing tensions at sea

The East Asia Summit in Laos capped a flurry of high-profile diplomatic events in Asia that began with the summit of the Group of 20 major countries held in Hangzhou, China.   None of the conferences produced clear, direct criticism of China over its expansionist behavior in the South China Sea, the key topic at the series of meetings.  ….Read more

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President Obama, PM Abe reaffirm close trilateral cooperation

NHK reported this afternoon that following North Korea’s nuclear test, President Obama and PM Abe held talks over the phone and reaffirmed trilateral cooperation between the U.S., Japan, and South Korea. According to the network, PM Abe told President Obama that it is essential for the international community to firmly criticize North Korea’s action and send a strong message, and….Read more

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GOJ alarmed by North Korea’s progress in nuclear development

An NTV reporter said the GOJ is extremely alarmed by North Korea’s progress in nuclear development, quoting PM Abe as telling reporters this morning: “It is likely that North Korea conducted a nuclear test. If it did carry out a nuclear test, it is simply unacceptable. We must lodge a strong protest.” The premier also expressed the view that Tokyo….Read more

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