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Cartoon: Read my lips

  • September 28, 2022
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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

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GOJ approves additional sanctions on Russia

NHK reported that the GOJ approved at a cabinet meeting today additional sanctions on Russia in light of the nation’s ongoing military invasion in Ukraine. According to the network, Japan will add 21 Russian research institutes and shipyards to the list of entities subject to the export ban and will embargo exports to Russia of additional goods related to chemical….Read more

  • September 26, 2022
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U.S. arms control talks with Russia a ‘challenge’ after Ukraine: diplomat

By RYO NAKAMURA, Nikkei staff writer   NEW YORK — Resuming dialogue with Russia toward a new nuclear arms treaty would be a “challenge” amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, a senior U.S. State Department official says, while also noting little progress on proposed nuclear talks with China.   Bonnie Jenkins, appointed in July 2021 as undersecretary for arms control and….Read more

  • September 24, 2022
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Kishida condemns “referendums” in Moscow-held regions

NEW YORK – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday condemned what Russia calls “referendums” in Moscow-controlled regions of Ukraine and said Russia must never use or threaten to use nuclear weapons, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.   Kishida’s remarks came during a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in New York ahead of the start of voting Friday….Read more

  • September 23, 2022
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U.S., Japan, ROK reaffirm resolute response to North Korean provocations, Russian aggression

NHK reported that Secretary of State Blinken, Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi, and South Korean Foreign Minister Park held trilateral talks for about 50 minutes in New York on Thursday, saying that the three officials expressed serious concern over North Korea’s escalating nuclear and missile development and reaffirmed their nations’ strong and resolute response to any further provocations by Pyongyang. The….Read more

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U.S. Ambassador to NATO comments on Ukrainian crisis

NHK’s weeknight news show “Kokusai Hodo (International Report)” aired on Thursday evening (Japan Time) its one-on-one interview with U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith that was conducted at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. The network said that concerning Russian President Putin’s announcement in his televised address to the nation on Wednesday of the partial mobilization of military reserves,….Read more

  • September 22, 2022
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Editorial: Russia must not repeat its follies with referendums in occupied regions

It was tantamount to an admission by Russian President Vladimir Putin himself that Russia’s unilateral invasion of Ukraine has been met with an unexpected counteroffensive and its military is on the back foot.   In his televised address to the Russian public, Putin announced that he had issued a partial mobilization order to complement the number of soldiers sent to….Read more

  • September 23, 2022
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Kishida expresses Japan’s continued support for Ukraine

NHK reported that Prime Minister Kishida told Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal at their bilateral talks in New York on Thursday that Japan will continue to support Ukraine in cooperation with the international community including its G7 partners through sanctions on Russia and other means to stop the war as soon as possible. Kishida condemned Russia’s plan to hold referendums in….Read more

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Top G7 diplomats discuss situation in Ukraine

NHK reported on a G7 foreign ministerial meeting held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. The participants reportedly expressed concern about Russian President Putin’s recent remarks on the possible use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine and the mobilization of army reservists. They affirmed mutual unity and coordination in continuing to support Kyiv and….Read more

  • September 22, 2022
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