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Japan to halt aid for coal-fired plants in Indonesia, Bangladesh

Nikkei wrote that the GOJ announced on Wednesday that Japan will stop providing yen loans for the construction of coal-fired electricity plants in Indonesia and Bangladesh. The G7 nations agreed to halt by the end of 2021 new forms of aid for coal-burning power stations that fail to take measures to curb emissions, and Japan had maintained its aid for….Read more

  • June 23, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Japan, Uzbek leaders hold phone talks

Tokyo, June 9 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held phone talks with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Friday, stressing Japan’s stance of working with the international community in responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.     Mirziyoyev expressed his support for Japan’s bid to become a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.     Kishida conveyed his country’s intention to….Read more

  • June 9, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 10:17 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Transcript of PM Kishida’s speech at ‘Future of Asia’ banquet

  I cordially welcome the holding of “The Future of Asia” conference.   I had expected — at least, right up until Feb. 23, that is — that this “Future of Asia” conference would once again see lively discussions about the bright future and prosperity of Asia. The world is now witnessing unbelievable aggression by an authoritarian state that is trampling….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Sri Lanka president calls for international help as crisis swirls

TOKYO — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday called for the international community to help his country overcome a crisis that has pushed it to the brink of economic collapse, with mounting debt, inflation and social unrest roiling the South Asian nation.   “We urgently require the assistance of our friends in the international community to ensure … our….Read more

  • May 26, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:15 p.m.
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Kishida, Modi vow to ensure free Indo-Pacific

Tokyo, May 24 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, agreed Tuesday to step up efforts to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region.   The two leaders, meeting in Tokyo, agreed that Japan and India will cooperate over the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a U.S.-led regional grouping launched Monday.   Kishida and Modi confirmed that….Read more

  • May 25, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 12:28 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

President Biden demonstrates U.S. presence in Indo-Pacific 

Mainichi wrote that President Biden departed Tokyo on Tuesday after wrapping up his first tour of Asia since taking office. The paper wrote that the President demonstrated the U.S. presence in the region during the trip by reaffirming the strengthened alliances with Japan and South Korea and launching the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) to reinforce its foundation for strategic competition….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Quad members agree to step up cooperation on 5G, semiconductors, satellite data 

Mainichi reported on the agreement reached at the Quad summit on Tuesday to step up cooperation in developing critical and emerging technologies to enhance the prosperity and security of the region in areas such as 5G and semiconductors out of concern that dependence on China for critical technologies could pose a threat to economic security. The four counties signed a….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Kishida holds bilateral talks with Indian, Australian counterparts  

All national dailies wrote that Prime Minister Kishida held separate bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Modi and Australian Prime Minister Albanese on the sidelines of the Quad summit on Tuesday. Kishida and Albanese agreed to further deepen bilateral security and economic cooperation between their countries and accelerate discussions on the implementation of a reciprocal access agreement intended to facilitate the….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Former Prime Ministers Abe, Suga hold talks with Modi 

Mainichi wrote that former Prime Ministers Abe and Suga held separate talks with Indian Prime Minister Modi in Tokyo on Tuesday. Abe tweeted after the meeting that he was deeply moved by the fact that a Quad summit was realized in Tokyo because he had strongly advocated the idea for years. Suga told reporters that he and Modi discussed how….Read more

  • May 25, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Japan to provide 3-m.-dlr grant aid to Sri Lanka

Tokyo, May 20 (Jiji Press)–Japan will provide 3 million dollars in emergency grant aid to Sri Lanka, which is in an economic crisis, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said Friday.   The aid will be used to deliver medical goods and food through UNICEF and the U.N. World Food Program.   Sri Lanka is struggling with rapid inflation and huge debts….Read more

  • May 20, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:10 p.m.
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