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Japan succeeds in persuading Canada to return to TPP 11

Japan, Australia, and nine other nations have agreed on the official signing of the new TPP accord in March.

  • January 26, 2018
  • , Yomiuri , p. 9
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Japan names new ambassadors to Peru, 3 other countries

TOKYO — The Japanese government on Friday appointed Sadayuki Tsuchiya, a 64-year-old former vice education minister, as ambassador to Peru, effective Monday.   The government also named Tatsuhiro Shindo, the 59-year-old executive vice president of the Japan External Trade Organization, as ambassador to Uruguay.   Shinji Urabayashi, consul general in Hagatna, Guam, and Yasuhisa Suzuki, consul general in Leon, Mexico….Read more

  • January 26, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 10:06 a.m.
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Canada’s dissent on TPP agreement irks Abe, mars Diet ratification of ACSA with Japan

While the TPP 11 reached a broad agreement on the trade pact without the U.S. at their ministerial meeting in November, they failed to hold a summit meeting due to Canada’s objection. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who lost face because of this, indicated “strong displeasure,” according to an aide. This has resulted in an unusual situation rendering the Diet’s ratification….Read more

  • January 1, 2018
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Govt to survey 4th-generation Japanese in Latin America

The government plans to start next fiscal year a survey on fourth-generation and later Japanese descendants living in Central and South America, with the aim of finding talented young Japanese descendants who are interested in Japan and encouraging them to study or work in this country.   Many such descendants living in Central and South America have ancestors who emigrated….Read more

  • December 30, 2018
  • , The Japan News , 7:30 p.m.
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Canada proposes holding TPP 11 ministerial at WTO ministerial meeting in December

It was learned on Nov. 28 that Canada has proposed a ministerial meeting of the TPP 11 be held on the sidelines of the World Trade Organization (WTO) official ministerial conference to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Dec. 10-13. Japan is strongly opposed to holding the ministerial out of concern that Canada may bring up pending issues again in….Read more

  • November 29, 2017
  • , Sankei , p. 11
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Suga comments on Ontario assembly’s motion designating Nanjing Massacre Day

Jiji Press reported that Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga commented at a press conference this morning on a motion passed by the Ontario provincial parliament in Canada to designate Dec. 13 as Nanjing Massacre Commemorative Day. “This runs counter to the position of the Japanese government,” Suga was quoted as saying. “Such moves are extremely regrettable as the governments of Japan and China are….Read more

  • October 27, 2017
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Canada PM congratulates Abe on election victory

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on his ruling coalition’s victory in the general election in a telephone conversation, the Japanese government said Thursday.   During their talks Thursday morning, Trudeau said he is looking forward to working with Abe at the Group of Seven leaders’ summit to be hosted in Ottawa next year, while….Read more

  • October 26, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 16:15
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Japan, Germany vow to involve China, Russia in enforcing N. Korea sanctions

NEW YORK — Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel agreed Thursday to ensure the involvement of China and Russia in fully enforcing U.N. sanctions on North Korea, according to the Japanese Foreign Ministry.   In a meeting with Gabriel in New York, Kono said it is vital that the international community as a whole, including….Read more

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Japan Disaster Relief team sent to Mexico

A sendoff ceremony was held at Narita Airport on Sept. 21 for the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Search and Rescue Team being dispatched to Mexico to assist with search and rescue operations in central Mexico after a powerful earthquake hit the area. Japan is dispatching the team at the request of the Mexican government.   The team is composed of….Read more

  • September 21, 2017
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 12
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Former senior diplomat Ishikane appointed ambassador to Canada

The Japanese government on Friday appointed Kimihiro Ishikane, former director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Foreign Policy Bureau, as ambassador to Canada.   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration also tapped Seiji Okada, deputy director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, and International Cooperation Bureau, as ambassador to South Sudan, and Junichi Maruyama, a former senior….Read more

  • September 22, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 10:22 a.m.
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