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Colin Powell, last of the battle-hardened diplomats

KEN MORIYASU, Nikkei Asia chief desk editor   NEW YORK — U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell was with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office when aides came bearing news of a major development in Iraq.   It was April 9, 2003, and the Iraq invasion by American forces — not even a month old — was reaching a major milestone.….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:02 a.m.
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Vox Populi: Remembering Colin Powell, a statesman of conscience

A few years ago, I saw the U.S. drama film “Vice.”   I remember a scene where Secretary of State Colin Powell, in the presence of President George W. Bush, is vilified by a fellow Cabinet secretary as a “chicken” and a “wimp.”   Hearing of Powell’s demise on Oct. 18, I reread his memoir and critical biography.   For….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:37 p.m.
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GOJ offers condolences on passing of Colin Powell 

Nikkei highlighted remarks made to the press yesterday by Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isozaki regarding the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell. “We offer our heartfelt condolences,” he was quoted as saying. “The Secretary contributed to the development of very close and positive U.S.-Japan relations.”  

  • October 20, 2021
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Intelligence chiefs of U.S., Japan, South Korea meet in Seoul 

Yomiuri took up the disclosure by a source connected to the Moon administration that Director of National Intelligence Haines and Cabinet Intelligence Director Takizawa visited Seoul on Monday for a trilateral meeting with their ROK counterpart, speculating that they exchanged views on issues related to North Korea’s denuclearization, including the resumption of inter-Korean and U.S.-DPRK dialogue. The three officials reportedly held a similar meeting in Tokyo on May 12. Pointing….Read more

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Toyota to build car battery plant in U.S.

All national dailies except Mainichi highlighted Toyota’s plan to invest some $3.4 billion in the research and development of car batteries in the United States by 2030, including the construction of a lithium battery factory for hybrid vehicles to be built at an unspecified location in 2025. The auto giant is reportedly set to spend almost $1.3 billion on the….Read more

  • October 19, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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U.S. to reopen borders to vaccinated foreign tourists

Saturday evening’s Nikkei and Asahi took up a tweet posted by the White House on Friday saying that the existing entry ban on foreign tourists will be lifted on Nov. 8 on the condition that they present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if they travel by land. Those who plan to enter by air are required to present concurrently a negative….Read more

  • October 16, 2021
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Kishida looking to visit U.S. this year  

Saturday’s Yomiuri ran an interview with Prime Minister Kishida on Friday in which he said he hoped to visit Washington this year for talks with President Biden “as early as possible.” On his administration’s plan to update the 2013 National Security Strategy, the prime minister said he is considering incorporating in an updated document a provision to allow the SDF….Read more

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U.S., Japan, S. Korea diplomats may meet next week over N. Korea

WASHINGTON – Japan, the United States and South Korea are considering bringing together their senior officials in charge of North Korea issues in Washington possibly next week, their first such meeting since the change of Japanese prime minister, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.   The meeting is expected to demonstrate their trilateral cooperation as North Korea continues to alarm the region….Read more

  • October 14, 2021
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Commentary: Sleepless in Seoul: Waiting for Kishida’s phone call

BY KUNI MIYAKE, CONTRIBUTING WRITER If South Korean media reports are any indication, Seoul has been anxiously waiting for a phone call from Fumio Kishida since Oct. 4, when he became Japan’s new prime minister.   Kishida has not called President Moon Jae-in yet, despite having already talked to other world leaders during his first week in office. After 10….Read more

  • October 14, 2021
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North Korea’s display of weaponry hints at what to expect in the months to come

BY JESSE JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER   North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s speech at a highly unusual defense exhibition this week has offered a hint of what to expect in the coming months and comes in the wake of a September that saw the nuclear-armed country test a variety of powerful new weapons.   Addressing top North Korean officials with….Read more

  • October 14, 2021
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