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Japan to cosponsor UN resolution on Security Council reform

All national papers took up Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno’s disclosure yesterday that in accordance with instructions from Prime Minister Kishida, Japan plans to cosponsor a UN General Assembly motion mandating the five Security Council members to provide explanations when they use their veto power. “The use of the veto should be restricted as much as possible,” the government spokesperson was….Read more

  • April 15, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

LDP foreign policy division calls for cooperation with France in U.N. reform

An outline of Liberal Democratic Party’s “proposal for United Nations reform,” drafted by the party’s Foreign Affairs Division in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, was unveiled on April 4. With an eye on Russia’s power to veto any UNSC resolution condemning the country’s invasion of Ukraine, the party praised the proposal that France made in 2015 to “demand that….Read more

  • April 5, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Editorial: UN Security Council deadlock over Russia veto shows need for reform

The United Nations Security Council, which should be responsible for world peace and stability, can do nothing regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine.   Immediately after the aggression began, the Security Council held a vote proposing it call for Russian troops’ withdrawal. But the proposal was blocked by permanent council member Russia exercising its veto.   Amid protracted fighting, Ukrainian….Read more

  • March 30, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

LDP heavyweights to lobby for listing Sado gold mine as World Heritage site

NHK reported that a group of senior LDP officials will launch a parliamentary league to assist the government with calling for UNESCO member states to support Japan’s bid to register the Sado gold mine in Niigata as a World Heritage site. Former Prime Minsters Abe, Aso, and Suga, as well as Secretary General Motegi and his predecessor Nikai, will join….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japan PM to propose limits on U.N. Security Council vetoes

RIEKO MIKI, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will propose reforms at the United Nations to limit veto powers held by the Security Council’s five permanent members, Nikkei has learned, after Russia last month blocked a resolution condemning its invasion of Ukraine.   “Russia, a permanent member of the Security Council, has violated international law with….Read more

  • March 19, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:33 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

FM Hayashi says Japan to seek permanent membership on UNSC

TBS reported that Foreign Minister Hayashi stressed today that Japan will seek the reform of the UN Security Council, including Japan’s permanent membership. Hayashi was quoted as saying: “Although it will not be easy, I would like to put all my efforts into realizing the reform of the UN Security Council, including permanent membership for Japan, through continued cooperation with….Read more

  • March 16, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

11 countries condemn North Korea’s missile launch

NHK reported that although the UN Security Council failed to agree on a concerted response to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile on March 5 at a closed-door emergency session on Monday, 11 countries, including the United States and Japan, released a joint statement condemning Pyongyang’s violation of UN Security Council resolutions. The statement urged the DPRK “to choose….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > Europe & Eurasia

Editorial: U.N. resolution condemning invasion is clear evidence of Russia’s isolation

The resolve of the international community to firmly refuse to accept Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been clearly demonstrated. Russian President Vladimir Putin must recognize Russia’s deepening isolation and immediately halt the aggression.   A resolution condemning Russia and calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine was adopted by a majority vote at an emergency special session….Read more

  • March 4, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 8:12 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > U.N. & Other Agencies

Japan likely to return to U.N. Security Council from 2023

New York, March 2 (Jiji Press)–Japan is likely to return to the U.N. Security Council from January 2023 as it became the Asia-Pacific region’s unified candidate in the upcoming election to select new nonpermanent members.   Mongolia, which was vying for the seat allocated to the region, has dropped its bid, informed sources said Tuesday.   If elected, Japan will….Read more

  • March 2, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:05 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

UN holds emergency meeting on DPRK missile launch

NHK reported that the UN Security Council convened an emergency session on Monday regarding North Korea’s test-launch of a ballistic missile a day earlier. Following the informal meeting, 11 UN member states, including the United States, the UK, Japan, and South Korea, issued a joint statement condemning the latest provocation as a violation of several Security Council resolutions. “We are….Read more

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