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Cartoon: Fidel Castro

  • November 30, 2016
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Senior LDP official to attend Fidel Castro’s funeral 

Mainichi reported that the GOJ decided yesterday to send LDP Election Committee Chairman Furuya to Havana as Prime Minister Abe’s emissary to attend the funeral for Fidel Castro. According to the daily, Foreign Minister Kishida met with visiting Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Malmierca yesterday and extended his condolences. In response, the Cuban official said: “Mr. Castro….Read more

  • November 29, 2016
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Corporate Japan warily eyes Trump’s Mexico plans

Japanese companies with operations in Mexico are on high alert for what protectionist measures U.S. President-elect Donald Trump might have in store for the neighbor to the south.   Japanese automakers and parts suppliers have established production hubs there to take advantage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which provides for duty-free exports to the U.S. Nissan Motor builds….Read more

  • November 26, 2016
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Abe offers condolences on Fidel Castro’s death

All Sunday papers reported on the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Prime Minister Abe offered his condolences on Saturday and called Castro a “prominent leader.” Abe met with Castro in Havana in September when he became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Cuba. The papers also highlighted Castro’s visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in 2003.

  • November 27, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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Japan to give Colombia 1 bil. yen for mine clearance

Japan will provide Colombia with 1 billion yen ($9 million) in grant aid toward the removal of land mines left by the country’s decades-long civil war, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Saturday in Peru.   In the summit on the sidelines of regional gatherings in the capital Lima, Abe expressed Japan’s wish to continue….Read more

  • November 20, 2016
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Japan, Peru vow to cooperate for U.N. resolution on N. Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski agreed Friday to cooperate in adopting a new U.N. Security Council resolution to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea in response to its fifth and largest nuclear test in September.   Abe and Kuczynski condemned “in the strongest terms” two nuclear tests and more than 20 ballistic missile launches….Read more

  • November 19, 2016
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Abe heads to Argentina for first state visit by Japanese leader in 57 years

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Argentina next Monday and meet with President Macri. The last time a sitting Japanese prime minister paid an official visit to Argentina was when Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, went there 57 years ago in 1959.   Abe made an unofficial visit to Argentina to attend the 2013 International Olympic Committee meeting where the decision on the….Read more

  • November 17, 2016
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Poll shows majority feel Japan should be flexible about Northern Territories

According to the results of a public opinion survey published in Monday’s Mainichi, 57% of Japanese said the GOJ should not insist on the return of all four islands in the Northern Territories negotiations with Russia, while 25% said Tokyo should pursue the return of all four islands.

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Cuban trade minister to visit Japan

Nikkei wrote today that the Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Malmierca plans to visit Tokyo in mid-November to attend a business conference sponsored by the two governments on promoting bilateral trade. 

  • November 7, 2016
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Abe to visit Argentina next month

Sunday’s Nikkei claimed that PM Abe is considering visiting Argentina in late November after he attends the APEC leaders’ meeting to be held in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 19-20, in order to counter China’s growing diplomatic presence in Latin America. Abe hopes to hold a summit with President Macri to discuss expansion of bilateral trade and investment.

  • October 30, 2016
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