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Japan to give $1 bil. in assistance to help children: Kishida

NEW YORK — Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announced Monday that Tokyo will contribute $1 billion over two years through March 2019 to assist children and youth as part of U.N. efforts to combat poverty and hunger.   “Today, I am pleased to announce that the government of Japan commits to provide $1 billion of assistance…focusing on children and youth,….Read more

  • July 18, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 5:33 a.m.
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Foreign Minister Kishida to visit New York from July 16

NHK reported on its website that Foreign Minister Kishida told reporters today that he will visit New York from July 16 to 19 and attend a meeting on measures against poverty and the spread of high-quality education slated for July 17 at the UN Headquarters. Kishida reportedly expressed hope to “highlight Japan’s efforts toward realizing an inclusive and diverse society where….Read more

  • July 14, 2017
  • , NHK
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U.S. diplomat comments on nuclear weapons ban treaty

Mainichi published a telephone interview with U.S. Permanent Representative to Conference on Disarmament Wood regarding the recent adoption of the Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC). He expressed doubts about the treaty by saying: “NWC signatories don’t have the answers for preventing North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missiles…. Only nuclear deterrence has maintained peace and security in Europe and Asia for many….Read more

  • July 13, 2017
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Japan to help emerging nations develop health care systems

TOKYO — Japan will team with global organizations to set up health care and insurance systems resembling its own in emerging nations, assisting with tasks such as collection of key health data, creation of medication transport networks and administrative support.   The government here will in December convene a meeting of emerging-nation public health officials and representatives of such groups….Read more

  • July 11, 2017
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:31 a.m.
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U.S. isolation pronounced at G20 confab

All Sunday papers reported on the conclusion of the G20 summit, emphasizing a deep schism between the U.S. and other members on such key issues as global trade and climate change. The Hamburg declaration released at the end of the meeting expressed the assembled leaders’ commitment to “maintaining open markets” and “fighting protectionism.” However, the document also mentioned the members’….Read more

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G20 fails to adopt unified approach toward North Korea

The papers said although North Korea’s nuclear and missile development was one of the major issues discussed at the G20 conference, the participants failed to agree on how to rein in the defiant Kim regime because of a split between hardliners and those calling for a conciliatory approach led by China and Russia. The papers said the Hamburg declaration failed….Read more

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Japan to host G20 summit in 2019

All papers reported that Japan was officially selected by the 20 leaders as the host nation of the G20 summit in 2019. Next year’s summit will be held in Argentina. 

  • July 10, 2017
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UN Nuclear Weapons Convention enacted

All Saturday morning papers reported from New York that the Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC) was approved on Friday during a UN meeting. The dailies asserted, however, that the NWC proponents’ goal of banning the development, use, and possession of nuclear weapons will be difficult to achieve because all of the nuclear powers boycotted the negotiations. The fact that many nations….Read more

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UNSC undecided on sanctions on North Korea

All papers reported on an emergency UN Security Council meeting held on Wednesday, which failed to reach an agreement on responding to North Korea’s ballistic missile test on Tuesday. Asahi wrote that although the U.S. plans to submit a draft sanctions resolution within a few days, Russia opposed additional sanctions on the DPRK and China called for the suspension of….Read more

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Japan, NATO agree on cooperation in maritime security, cybersecurity

Mainichi, Nikkei, and Sankei wrote that Prime Minister Abe and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg agreed at their meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday that Japan and NATO will enhance cooperation in maritime security and cybersecurity. Abe told a joint press conference after their talks that the international security environment is becoming increasingly severe due to North Korea’s nuclear….Read more

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