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Amari to visit UAE as special envoy of Kishida

Tokyo, May 15 (Jiji Press)–The Japanese government said Sunday that it will send senior ruling party lawmaker Akira Amari to the United Arab Emirates as a special envoy of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.   Amari, former secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the House….Read more

  • May 15, 2022
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Japan’s Kishida mourns death of UAE President

Tokyo, May 14 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in a message released Saturday mourned the death of United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.   Kishida said Sheikh Khalifa played an important role in the UAE’s economic and social development and for the peace and stability in the Middle East.   His death on Friday is….Read more

  • May 14, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 8:29 p.m.
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FM Hayashi talks with Oman foreign minister, meets Uzbek Deputy PM

Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa held a telephone conversation with Oman Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi on April 21, confirming that they will cooperate in their response to rising crude oil prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Hayashi said, “We look forward to Oman’s continued leadership in stabilizing the international oil market.” The ministers condemned the invasion of Ukraine.….Read more

  • April 22, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japan to support increase in output of oil producing countries

Saturday’s Asahi wrote that the following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the GOJ is planning to suspend its policy of curbing investment in fossil fuel projects abroad and instead offer financial and other support to petroleum producing nations so they can ramp up their output even at the risk of slowing down global decarbonization. During a teleconference with the Kuwaiti….Read more

  • April 2, 2022
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Japan to help Kuwait step up oil production

Tokyo, March 31 (Jiji Press)–Japanese industry minister Koichi Hagiuda told Kuwait’s oil minister Muhammad al-Faris at an online meeting Thursday of a plan to help Kuwait step up crude oil production as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rocked the market.   Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, or NEXI, which the Japanese government wholly owns, will insure a syndicated loan to….Read more

  • March 31, 2022
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SECURITY > Cybersecurity

Israeli Ambassador to Japan: “Infinite possibilities for bilateral cooperation in cyber”

Israel’s high-tech sector, including cyber, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced medical treatment, raised $25 billion (about 3 trillion yen) in 2021. This is 2.5 times the previous year’s figure. While the global economy has labored under the COVID-19 pandemic, Israeli startup companies are leading the world with their new technologies. Israeli Ambassador to Japan Gilad Cohen contributed the following piece….Read more

  • March 29, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japan, U.S., U.K. lenders loan Kuwait $1bn to boost oil output

TOKYO — Japan’s three biggest banks are teaming up with major U.S. and European lenders to loan $1 billion to help Kuwait increase oil output, seeking to calm energy markets roiled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.    Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. and MUFG Bank are making the loan to Kuwait Petroleum Corp., along with HSBC and JPMorgan Chase. Mizuho is expected to be the lead….Read more

  • March 27, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

FM Hayashi calls on UAE to increase oil output

All national dailies reported on Tuesday that visiting Foreign Minister Hayashi met with UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah in Abu Dhabi on Sunday afternoon. According to the papers, Hayashi called on the UAE to increase its oil production in response to surging oil prices due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Hayashi also reportedly expressed hope for the….Read more

  • March 22, 2022
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Japan, Saudi Arabia to work toward stabilizing crude oil markets

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed Thursday to bolster cooperation on stabilizing global crude oil markets after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent prices surging.   Kishida expressed hope for Saudi Arabia’s “strong leadership” in bringing calm to the markets amid supply concerns, the prime minister told reporters after speaking by phone….Read more

  • March 17, 2022
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Kishida speaks with Saudi crown prince by phone 

Yomiuri, Asahi, and Nikkei took up a teleconference between Prime Minister Kishida and Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad on Thursday night during which the two officials agreed to cooperate to ease volatility in the international oil market in view of the sharp rise in petroleum prices triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The two officials also reportedly confirmed that their nations….Read more

  • March 18, 2022
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