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DPRK fires ballistic missile for first time in three months 

All Monday papers reported that North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan on Sunday morning, noting that it flew almost 600 km at a maximum altitude of 60 km before splashing down outside Japan’s EEZ. No damage to aircraft or ships was reported. This was the first such provocation in three months and the nineteenth this….Read more

  • September 26, 2022
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Quad nations agree to deepen cooperation for free and open Indo-Pacific 

The Saturday editions of all national dailies wrote that the United States, Japan, Australia, and India held a foreign ministerial meeting under the Quad framework in New York on Friday. Yomiuri wrote that the four nations reconfirmed their commitment to further deepening cooperation to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific in view of China’s growing hegemonic actions both militarily and economically. The….Read more

  • September 24, 2022
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Partners in Blue Pacific hold first foreign ministerial meeting 

Saturday’s Yomiuri wrote that the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP)—the United States, Japan, the UK, and Australia—held the first meeting of their foreign ministers in New York on Thursday. In a joint statement, the four nations expressed their commitment to supporting the Pacific region and its priorities, including responding to climate change and illegal fishing as well as infrastructure….Read more

  • September 24, 2022
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National Security Secretariat head discusses Asian security with Kissinger 

Saturday’s Mainichi and Nikkei ran a Kyodo report saying that Secretary General Akiba of the National Security Secretariat held talks with former Secretary of State Kissinger on Thursday in New York. According to the report, the two discussed the security situation in Asia and beyond for about an hour and a half.   

  • September 24, 2022
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Event marking 50th anniversary of Japan-China ties begins in Beijing 

Sunday’s Asahi, Nikkei, and Sankei wrote that ahead of the 50th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China diplomatic relations on Sept. 29, a two-day event organized by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China and other private organizations began on Saturday in Beijing. At the opening ceremony, Japanese Ambassador to China Tarumi said that it is necessary for Japan….Read more

  • September 25, 2022
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U.S., Japan, ROK reaffirm resolute response to North Korean provocations, Russian aggression

NHK reported that Secretary of State Blinken, Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi, and South Korean Foreign Minister Park held trilateral talks for about 50 minutes in New York on Thursday, saying that the three officials expressed serious concern over North Korea’s escalating nuclear and missile development and reaffirmed their nations’ strong and resolute response to any further provocations by Pyongyang. The….Read more

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Editorial: Kishida-Yoon talks should start effort to resolve bilateral issues

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s talks with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol offered a fresh reminder of the importance of dialogue between the leaders of the countries with deeply strained ties fraught with sticky issues.   The two leaders should work responsibly to use this first step to launch a full-scale diplomatic effort to repair the bilateral relationship through repeated talks.….Read more

  • September 23, 2022
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Editorial: Japan, ROK should engage in dialogue under premiers’ leadership

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol spoke together for 30 minutes in New York on such topics as North Korea policy and the issue of former requisitioned laborers. It is of great significance that the two leaders sat down with each other precisely because there are multiple issues that remain outstanding between their countries. We hope….Read more

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Editorial: Japan, ROK leaders should continue to meet face to face

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol spoke together in New York. Although no significant progress was made on the issue of former requisitioned laborers and other outstanding issues between the two countries, there is no doubt that the conversation helped build trust between the two leaders. Since the change of government in South Korea, the two….Read more

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50 years on: Taiwan clouds mood ahead of Japan-China anniv.

Beijing, Sept. 22 (Jiji Press)–A festive mood is lacking among Chinese people ahead of next week’s 50th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China, clouded by tensions over Taiwan and lingering COVID-19 restrictions.   Although various symposiums and other events have been held so far this year, a senior official of a group promoting friendly bilateral….Read more

  • September 22, 2022
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