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GOJ to expel Russian diplomat

Yomiuri front-paged a report saying that it learned from several GOJ sources on Monday that the GOJ is making arrangements to order a Russian diplomat in Japan to leave the country in response to Russia’s recent deportation of a Japanese diplomat who was working at the Japanese Consulate General in Vladivostok. The GOJ is expected to notify the Russian side….Read more

  • October 4, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Editorial: Russia must not be allowed to steal another country’s territory

The “referendums” under Russian military occupation are nothing but a farce. The fabricated results have no legitimacy.   Russia’s move to annex Ukrainian territory based on a popular opinion that does not exist is an obvious violation of international law and an act of aggression.   Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the process of unilaterally annexing four regions in….Read more

  • October 1, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 12:30 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

Japanese consul in Vladivostok has left Russia, Japan’s Foreign Ministry says

A Japanese consul in Vladivostok who was detained by the Russian government and ordered to leave the country left Russia on Wednesday, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday at a Liberal Democratic Party meeting.   The ministry also said the consul was detained for three hours in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East region on the afternoon of Sept. 22.   According….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:21 p.m.
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Ever closer partners in a more complex world

By Clemens von Goetze, Ambassador of Germany   Today, we celebrate the Day of German Unity. Our country was divided for more than 40 years, from the end of World War II until 1990. During those decades of division, we Germans never gave up striving to be united under the rule of law and in freedom, in “Einigkeit und Recht….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

PM Kishida condemns Russia’s annexation of four regions in Ukraine

Saturday’s Asahi, Yomiuri, and Sankei reported that Prime Minister Kishida held a teleconference with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy for about 30 minutes on Friday, during which he condemned Russia’s unilateral annexation of four regions in Ukraine. Kishida reportedly told the Ukrainian president: “The series of actions dubbed ‘referendums’ and moves to annex certain regions infringe on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity….Read more

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Editorial: Take firm action over Russia’s treatment of Japanese diplomat

It is totally unacceptable to infringe on consular status, which is protected by an international treaty. The government should respond firmly to such an infringement.   A consul at the Japanese Consulate General in Vladivostok was temporarily detained by Russia’s Federal Security Service on allegations that he had illegally obtained classified information.   The Russian Foreign Ministry notified the Japanese….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
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SECURITY > Self-Defense Forces

ASDF, German Air Force hold first-ever joint drill in Japan

Mainichi and Nikkei wrote that the ASDF and the German Air Force conducted their first-ever joint training exercise in Japanese airspace on Wednesday with the participation of three Japanese F-2 fighter jets and three German Eurofighter jets. The German aircraft arrived at the ASDF Hyakuri Air Base in Ibaraki Prefecture. According to the ASDF, this was the first time for….Read more

  • September 29, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

Japan to take retaliatory measures against Russia’s detention of diplomat

Yomiuri took up Japan’s strong reaction to Russia’s temporary detention of a diplomat posted to the Japanese Consulate General in Vladivostok on Monday on espionage charges, highlighting a warning issued to Russian Ambassador to Japan Galuzin by Vice Foreign Minister Mori yesterday that Japan is ready to take “corresponding measures.” The paper speculated that Tokyo is mulling expelling a Russian….Read more

  • September 28, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Top UK diplomat speaks on Indo-Pacific

Nikkei ran an interview with British Foreign Secretary Cleverly that was conducted on the margins of the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe in Tokyo yesterday. The official said the importance of the Indo-Pacific region is growing following the Russian invasion of Ukraine because Japan and other Asian countries are playing a greater role as alternative suppliers of goods….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

Japan strongly protests Russia’s detention of Vladivostok-based diplomat

All broadcasters took up remarks made to the press this morning by Foreign Minister Hayashi regarding Russia’s temporary detention of a diplomat posted to the Japanese Consulate General in Vladivostok on Monday on espionage charges. “It is absolutely not true that the officer engaged in the illegal activities alleged by the Russian side,” the minister was quoted as saying. “While….Read more

  • September 27, 2022
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