Tadashi Maeda: Maeda was born in 1957. He entered the Japan Export-Import Bank (currently the Japan Bank for International Cooperation) in 1982, and has been the bank’s executive managing director since 2016. He served as a special advisor to the cabinet in charge of infrastructure export from 2010 to 2012. The interview was conducted by Hitoshi Kujiraoka. Tadashi Maeda, the executive managing director….Read more
INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia
At a session of the House of Representatives Budget Committee held on Feb. 14, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will visit Germany in March and meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The two leaders are scheduled to participate in Europe’s largest IT fair to be held from Mar. 20 in the city of Hannover in northern Germany. The….Read more
- February 15, 2017
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- Abe Shinzo
NHK reported at noon that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga told reporters this morning that the GOJ lodged a protest through a diplomatic channel against Russia for naming five uninhabited islands, including islands in the disputed Northern Territories, after former Soviet Union generals and other figures. Suga was quoted as saying that this goes against Japan’s position on the territorial issue and is extremely….Read more
Yomiuri wrote that the GOJ on Monday conveyed to Moscow its apprehension about Prime Minister Medvedev’s decision to give Russian names to three small uninhabited islands in the disputed Northern Territories. In a related story, Yomiuri wrote that Foreign Minister Kishida is likely to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Lavrov on the margins of the G20 foreign ministerial….Read more
Mainichi wrote from Moscow that a senior Russian official told a Russian journalist on Thursday that Japan and Russia will probably hold a 2+2 meeting of foreign and defense ministers in the first half of this year. The two nations held their first 2+2 meeting in Tokyo in November 2013 but have not held another one since Russia’s intervention in….Read more
- February 10, 2017
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The question is whether the Science Council of Japan’s latest move will pose an unnecessary hindrance to the advancement in scientific technology. An exploratory committee of the SCJ, the representative organization of scientists, has put together an interim report intended to impose restraints on studies related to security. To that end, the report called for establishing a system….Read more
Most papers wrote that the GOJ established a new interagency panel on Tuesday tasked with working out the details of “joint economic activities” in the Northern Territories. Japan and Russia plan to hold the first official meeting on the matter in Tokyo on March 14.
Mainichi wrote that the GOJ is planning to create later this week an interagency panel tasked with working out the details of “joint economic activities” with Russia in the disputed Northern Territories. The taskforce will begin internal discussions ahead of the full-fledged negotiations on the economic initiative with the Russian government that will commence in March.
- February 7, 2017
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- Northern Territories
All papers reported on a meeting held yesterday in Moscow between high-ranking Japanese and Russian diplomats, during which they agreed to launch interagency “formal talks” to work out the details of the agreed-upon “joint economic activities” in the Northern Territories. The first session will be held in Tokyo in March.