INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

  • BOXES
  • LIST

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Foreign Minister Kamikawa makes diplomatic debut  

All national dailies reported that Foreign Minister Kamikawa made her diplomatic debut in New York by chairing the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and confirming with her G7 counterparts that they will continue to provide assistance to Ukraine. Kamikawa issued a chairperson’s statement denouncing Russia’s invasion and calling for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of its forces. Kamikawa also held meetings with….Read more

  • September 20, 2023
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

PM Kishida to address UNGA today 

All national papers reported that Prime Minister Kishida will deliver an address at the General Debate of the UN General Assembly in New York today in which he will emphasize the need for UN reform by saying that “a UN Security Council that reflects the current state of the world is necessary” and that “now is the time to move toward concrete….Read more

  • September 20, 2023
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

U.S.-Japan foreign ministerial meeting held in New York

NHK reported that Foreign Minister Kamikawa and Secretary of State Blinken met in New York on Monday and agreed to further enhance bilateral coordination in dealing with such international challenges as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and China’s maritime push. In response to Kamikawa’s remark that she is looking forward to holding candid discussions with the Secretary on issues facing the….Read more

SCIENCE > Environment

Sushi using Fukushima fish served to members of Congress

NHK reported that the Japanese Embassy in Washington sponsored an event on Capitol Hill on Monday night to highlight the safety of fish and other food from Fukushima and neighboring prefectures following the discharge of treated water. Some 40 members of Congress reportedly took part in the event that was co-hosted by the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Trade chief comments on U.S. sanctions on Russian firms connected to Japanese interests

NHK reported that Trade and Industry Minister Nishimura commented on the Biden administration’s latest decision to penalize Russian enterprises for their roles in the war in Ukraine, several of which are also involved in the Arctic LNG 2 project that multiple Japanese companies maintain stakes in. “We are aware that the sanctions were imposed not on the project per se….Read more

  • September 19, 2023
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Editorial — U.S.-Vietnam relations: China threat paves way to upgrading of bilateral ties

Vietnam has upgraded its relationship with the United States, with which it once engaged in warfare, to the highest rank as a friendly nation, alongside China and Russia. As China is intensifying its hegemonic moves, it is hoped that the relationship will be capitalized on to maintain regional stability.   U.S. President Joe Biden recently visited Vietnam for the first….Read more

  • September 18, 2023
  • , The Japan News , 4:49 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S., Japan, ROK hold “contingency consultation”

Sunday’s Mainichi highlighted the disclosure by National Security Advisor Sullivan on Friday that in response to the recent summit between President Putin and DPRK Kim Jong Un, he held with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts the first-ever “contingency consultation,” whose launch was agreed upon by the three nations’ leaders at their Camp David summit in August. In reference to….Read more

  • September 17, 2023
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

U.S. Embassy to help Japanese scallop growers export to U.S. 

Saturday’s Sankei led with a report that the U.S. Embassy in Japan is assisting scallop farmers in Hokkaido with finding new routes for exporting their products to the United States as China’s ban on Japanese seafood has made it impossible for them to send their scallops to China for sorting and packing ahead of shipment to America. According to the….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Kishida to leave for New York today to attend UNGA meetings  

Nikkei and Yomiuri reported that Prime Minister Kishida will leave for New York today to attend UN General Assembly meetings from Sept. 19 through 21, where he will call for the need for UN reform. Yomiuri added that arrangements are underway for him to also hold talks with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy. Kishida is expected to hold a press conference on Sept.….Read more

  • September 19, 2023
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Kamikawa’s diplomatic prowess to be tested in U.S. 

Saturday’s Yomiuri reported that newly appointed Foreign Minister Kamikawa will make her diplomatic debut in New York this week by attending multiple meetings with her G7 and Quad counterparts. During her stay there from Sept. 18 to 22, the Japanese official will hold separate talks with Secretary of State Blinken and the top diplomats of other partner nations in addition to….Read more

  • September 16, 2023
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary
  • Ambassador
  • G7 Summit
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS