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FM Motegi plans to hold meetings with Central American, Caribbean nations 

Yomiuri wrote that Foreign Minister Motegi is considering holding ministerial meetings with member states of the Central American Integration System and the Caribbean Community in mid-July. The paper wrote that Motegi is planning to visit Panama, Guatemala, Cuba, and Jamaica starting on July 15 and hold the meetings during his tour of the region. The paper speculated that the move is intended to call for the nations to cooperate….Read more

  • July 8, 2021
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Japan teams up with U.S., Australia to build submarine cables

Japan, the United States and Australia will work together to set up submarine communications cables in the Pacific region, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned, in a bid to counter China’s rapid expansion in field of undersea cables.   Government-affiliated financial institutions in each country will provide financial support for new contracts for marine cable projects. The three countries will deepen….Read more

  • April 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:22 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Japanese, Canadian leaders hold teleconference

Nikkei and Sankei reported that Prime Minister Suga and his Canadian counterpart Trudeau spoke by phone on Wednesday to discuss mutual coordination for creating a free and open Indo-Pacific. They also reportedly exchanged views on the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, ship-to-ship transfers of illicit cargo bound for North Korea, and the prolonged detention in China of two Canadian citizens on….Read more

  • February 4, 2021
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

PM Suga, PM Trudeau confirm close cooperation on COVID-19, climate change

NHK reported this afternoon that Prime Minister Suga and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau held a teleconference for about 20 minutes this morning and confirmed close cooperation on global challenges, including measures against COVID-19 and climate change. According to the network, Suga reportedly expressed hope that the two nations will work closely toward strengthening the international order through such events as….Read more

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Foreign Minister Motegi strives to demonstrate Japan’s presence in Latin America, Africa

Mainichi wrote that during his recent tour of seven nations in Latin America and Africa, Foreign Minister Motegi tried to raise Japan’s presence in the regions to counter China’s growing influence there. During an online press conference from Kenya on Wednesday, Motegi stressed the results of his trip by saying that he received a warm welcome from those nations. The….Read more

  • January 15, 2021
  • , Mainichi
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Japan, Uruguay sign pact to tackle customs offences, facilitate trade

TOKYO — Japan and Uruguay signed a pact Thursday aimed at promoting cooperation in cracking down on the smuggling of drugs, guns and goods, the infringing of intellectual property rights and the simplification of customs procedures.   Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Uruguayan counterpart Francisco Bustillo inked the Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement in the South American country to facilitate bilateral….Read more

  • January 7, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 12:25 p.m.
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Japan, Argentina ministers agree to step up ties

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu and his Argentine counterpart, Felipe Sola, have agreed to strengthen economic ties between the two countries.   They held talks on Thursday in Argentina. It is the third of the five countries on Motegi’s itinerary of his trip to Latin America.   Motegi said the bilateral economic relations are expanding, noting that the number of….Read more

  • January 8, 2021
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Motegi asks Mexico to back Japanese-linked companies

Sao Paulo, Jan. 5 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has asked Mexican ministers to improve their country’s business environment and support Japanese companies operating there.     In their meetings with Motegi on Monday, Mexican economic minister Tatiana Clouthier and foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard expressed their willingness to cooperate.     Motegi and Clouthier welcomed a twofold increase in bilateral trade….Read more

  • January 6, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:57 a.m.
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FM Motegi to visit Latin America, Africa from Jan. 4 to 14 

NHK reported this morning that Foreign Minister Motegi will visit Latin America and Africa to promote the importance of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” and strengthen cooperation to maintain and expand the rules-based international order. According to the network, from Jan. 4 to 14, Motegi will visit eight countries: Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Senegal, Nigeria, and Kenya.  

  • January 4, 2021
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Foreign Minister Motegi to visit Africa, Latin America 

The Saturday editions of all national papers except Asahi took up the announcement made by Foreign Minister Motegi on Friday that he will depart Japan on Jan. 4 for an eight-nation trip to Latin America and Africa. The trip is reportedly intended to strengthen economic bonds and confirm mutual cooperation for the creation of a free and open Indo-Pacific. His itinerary includes visits to Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Kenya.….Read more

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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