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Asian Development Bank to offer additional financing to Sri Lanka 

Yomiuri ran its one-on-one interview with Asakawa Masatsugu, the president of the Asian Development Bank, ahead of its annual general meeting starting on Sept. 26. Concerning the bank’s support for Sri Lanka, which has defaulted on its debt, Asakawa expressed the bank’s intention to provide additional funding to the nation once its debt restructuring moves forward. 

  • September 22, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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POLITICS

Tibetan government-in-exile not invited to Abe’s funeral

Mainichi wrote that Ishikawa Akimasa, the secretary general of the Japan Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, told reporters on Wednesday that although the group urged MOFA to allow President Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration, often referred to as the Tibetan government-in-exile, based in Dharamshala, India, to attend the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe, the ministry responded….Read more

  • September 22, 2022
  • , Mainichi
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INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: China needs economic-policy overhaul at party congress

When the Chinese Communist Party holds its quinquennial national congress from Oct. 16, it should seek to undertake a major shift in the nation’s economic policy.   The recent stagnation — symbolized by the rise in youth unemployment — stems from the policies of the administration of President Xi Jinping. China’s growth has been driven by free market principles. If….Read more

  • September 21, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:01 p.m.
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Japanese, ROK foreign ministers agree to continue talks on requisitioned worker issue 

All national dailies reported on a meeting held on Monday between Foreign Minister Hayashi and his South Korean counterpart Park on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s annual gathering in New York. The papers wrote that during the 55-minute discussion, the two officials agreed to continue talks toward solving the issue of compensation for former requisitioned workers to bring….Read more

  • September 21, 2022
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SECURITY

Defense Ministry to stop accepting Myanmar military members for training

Nikkei and Asahi wrote that the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that it will stop accepting military officials from Myanmar as students at educational institutions of the ministry and the SDF starting in fiscal 2023. Asahi quoted a ministry spokesperson as telling the press that the ministry made the decision based on the view that it is not appropriate….Read more

  • September 21, 2022
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Five nations to hold meeting of “Partners in the Blue Pacific” framework  

Yomiuri wrote that Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs in the National Security Council Kurt Campbell said in a speech on Monday that the United States, Japan, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand will hold their first foreign ministerial meeting under the “Partners in the Blue Pacific” framework in New York on Thursday. The paper wrote that the framework was established in June at….Read more

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Top Japanese, ROK diplomats hold talks in New York

All broadcasters reported on a foreign ministerial meeting between Japan and South Korea held in New York on Monday during which Foreign Minister Hayashi welcomed President Yoon’s recent remarks as signifying his administration’s strong desire to improve relations with Tokyo. The two officials exchanged views on a range of outstanding issues, including the dispute over compensation for former requisitioned workers,….Read more

  • September 20, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Editorial: Cracks appear in efforts to present ‘united front’ between China, Russia

Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping confirmed their countries’ “united front” to keep the United States in check, their summit also revealed subtle differences in the leaders’ stances. The concrete actions that Moscow and Beijing take from now on should be closely watched.   Xi and Putin held their first face-to-face summit since Russia’s invasion….Read more

  • September 17, 2022
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Editorial: Putin-Xi summit shows dangerous affinity driven by shared interest

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met face to face Sept. 15 for the first time since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.   The meeting came as the two leaders were visiting Uzbekistan.   The country behind the war that continues to exact a heavy toll on Ukraine’s population and its close ally said….Read more

  • September 19, 2022
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