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Kishida eyes trip to Middle East in late August 

Mainichi and Nikkei wrote they have learned from multiple GOJ sources that Prime Minister Kishida is making arrangements to visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar in late August to urge those nations to boost their crude oil production in a bid to stabilize the market amid increasing concerns over energy supplies triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine.….Read more


Editorial: U.S. involvement needed for regional stability

Efforts to stabilize the Middle East are increasingly important to contain soaring crude oil prices — a result of the Ukraine crisis — and their impact on the global economy. The United States should continue its involvement in the region and prevent Russia from expanding its influence there.   U.S. President Joe Biden has visited Israel and Saudi Arabia in….Read more

  • July 21, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 11:26 a.m.
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Kishida meets with Saudi foreign minister 

Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Nikkei wrote that Prime Minister Kishida held an in-person meeting with visiting Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud at the Kantei on Tuesday and called for the nation’s cooperation in stabilizing the crude oil market. The Saudi Arabian official reportedly told the prime minister that the strategic partnership between the two countries is solid and….Read more

  • July 20, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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Top Saudi diplomat pledges cooperation for oil market stability in meeting with Kishida

NHK reported that visiting Foreign Minister Faisal of Saudi Arabia paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Kishida at the Kantei this afternoon. The Saudi official reportedly responded positively to the Japanese leader’s call for Riyadh’s cooperation in helping to restore stability in the global petroleum market that has been experiencing turbulence following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Saudi….Read more

  • July 19, 2022
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Japan to provide $3 million for Afghan quake relief  

Mainichi and Asahi wrote that Foreign Minister Hayashi told reporters on Tuesday that Japan will provide $3 million in emergency grant aid for Afghanistan, where more than 1,000 people were killed in a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on June 22. Japan will provide the assistance through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and has already provided 1,200….Read more

  • June 29, 2022
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Japan to provide aid to quake-hit Afghanistan via international organizations

By Kusakabe Motomi   On June 23, the Japanese government began coordination to provide emergency grant aid and supplies through international organizations to help people in the southeastern part of Afghanistan, which was hit with an earthquake on June 22. Japan will likely not extend direct assistance to the country as it does not officially recognize the country’s interim regime….Read more

  • June 24, 2022
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Kishida sends special envoy to UAE to express condolences on death of president

Yomiuri wrote that Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno told reporters on Monday that the government sent Amari Akira, former LDP secretary general and an honorary chairperson of the Japan-UAE parliamentary friendship group, to the UAE on May 15-17 as Prime Minister Kishida’s special envoy to express his condolences on the passing of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan last….Read more


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
  • , Jiji Press , 11:34 p.m.
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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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