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Editorial: Framework will not function if Russia viewed ambiguously

Responsibility for the food crisis and soaring energy prices lies solely with Russia, the invader of Ukraine. If this point is not recognized unambiguously, progress cannot be made toward stability in international politics and the global economy.   The foreign ministers of the Group of 20 nations and regions met in Bali. This was the first time for the foreign….Read more

  • July 10, 2022
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Editorial: Before Russia Takes Over Sakhalin 2, Japan Must Withdraw

By Editorial Board, The Sankei Shimbun   It’s a decision that could lead to the arbitrary exclusion of Japanese companies. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to take control of the management rights of the Sakhalin 2 oil and natural gas development project in the Russian Far East, in which Japanese firms have been participants.   The decree….Read more

  • July 7, 2022
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Students report on assistance to Ukrainian evacuees

Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)–A meeting was held in Tokyo on Thursday to share reports by students who were dispatched from Japan to Poland to support evacuees from Ukraine who fled Russia’s invasion.     The meeting was hosted by the Nippon Foundation and its Volunteer Center, which sent the students.     Thirty students engaged in volunteer activities for about two….Read more

  • July 7, 2022
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Cartoon: Putin ponders war bill

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Amid ongoing Ukraine sanctions, Putin will have to choose either butter or guns

Josep Borrell / High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy   The United States, Europe, Japan and other countries are continuing to impose economic sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Are the sanctions becoming more effective? Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, contributed this….Read more

  • July 6, 2022
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Charity ballet event held to aid Ukraine’s national dance troupe

TOKYO – Japanese and Ukraine ballet dancers performed in a charity event to raise funds for Ukraine’s national dance troupe amid Russia’s invasion of the Eastern European country.   “Ballet Gala in Tokyo” charity, held Tuesday and produced by Japanese actress and former prima ballerina Tamiyo Kusakari, can be seen online until Monday night as a ticketed event.   Nineteen….Read more

  • July 6, 2022
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FM Hayashi to align with U.S. in condemning Russia at G20 foreign ministerial  

Yomiuri speculated that during the G20 foreign ministerial meeting to be held in Bali, Foreign Minister Hayashi is planning to condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine in coordination with the United States. The paper wrote that although the U.S. and European delegations staged a walk out when the Russian representative gave remarks at the April G20 meeting of finance ministers and….Read more

  • July 7, 2022
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Ukrainian envoy expresses hope for Japan’s assistance with reconstruction 

Sankei wrote that Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan Korsunsky said during a speech in Tokyo on Wednesday that his nation hopes Japan will support the reconstruction of Ukraine by providing assistance in such areas as removing mines and providing medical services. The envoy reportedly said that there is still a long way to go to reconstruct the nation after it achieves victory and….Read more

  • July 7, 2022
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Further provision of weapons could turn Ukraine into another Afghanistan

The biweekly economic magazine President carried a column by diplomat-turned nonfiction writer Sato Masaru referring to the looming possibility of Ukraine becoming another Afghanistan, where Stinger surface-to-air missiles and other weapons provided by the United States to the mujahideen in the 1980s to defeat the Soviet military later ended up in the hands of Al Qaeda and other Islamic insurgents.….Read more

  • July 5, 2022
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Japanese and Ukrainian ballet dancers perform together for Ukraine

  Japanese and Ukrainian ballet dancers have staged a charity event to support Ukraine’s national ballet company amid Russia’s ongoing military invasion.   The performance was held in Tokyo on Tuesday. It was organized by Kusakari Tamiyo, a former ballerina who was one of Japan’s top dancers.   Nineteen Japanese dancers who are active domestically and abroad performed repertoire ranging….Read more

  • July 6, 2022
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