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Venezuela’s Guaido discloses communication with Japanese embassy

Asahi wrote today from Sao Paulo that in a speech he made during a rally in Caracas on Saturday, Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s parliamentary speaker and, according to the paper, self-declared interim president, mentioned his recent communication with the Japanese Embassy. He was quoted as saying: “I’ve been talking to the Japanese Embassy. There are many big electricity-related companies in Japan.….Read more

  • April 1, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Venezuelan ambassador criticizes Japan for supporting Guaido

Asahi wrote that Venezuelan Ambassador to Japan Ishikawa criticized Japan’s support for National Assembly President Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, at a news conference held at the Venezuelan Embassy in Tokyo on Wednesday. The envoy was quoted as saying that Japan’s expression of support for Guaido will discourage efforts to promote dialogue between the government and the opposition….Read more

  • February 21, 2019
  • , Asahi
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

GOJ expresses support for Guaido in Venezuela

All papers reported on an announcement made by Foreign Minister Kono yesterday that Japan “clearly supports” Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president. “Guaido took an oath as the interim leader to carry out a presidential election,” said Kono. “Japan has been calling for the implementation of a presidential election at an early date from the standpoint….Read more

  • February 20, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Japan indicates support for Venezuelan anti-gov’t forces at meeting in Washington

NHK reported online this morning that at a meeting of nations supporting anti-government forces led by Provisional Venezuelan President Guaido in Washington yesterday, Kazutoshi Aikawa, deputy chief of mission at the Japanese Embassy in the U.S., was quoted as saying: “We are concerned about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. We would like to support nation building there that reflects the people’s….Read more

  • February 15, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

FM Kono releases statement on Venezuela

Asahi reported on a statement released on Tuesday by Foreign Minister Kono concerning the situation in Venezuela. The statement said in part: “The situation in Venezuela has deteriorated because President Maduro has failed to dispel doubts in the international community over the legitimacy of the presidential election held in May last year.” The paper wrote that although Kono called on….Read more

  • February 6, 2019
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Japan does not commit to stance on Venezuela’s legitimate president

TOKYO — Japan on Tuesday did not clarify its stance on whether it will join the United States and other nations in endorsing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate president.   As unrest continues in the South American nation, however, Japan lashed out at the government led by President Nicolas Maduro for having failed to dispel doubts in the….Read more

  • February 5, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 9:46 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Venezuelan ambassador to Japan criticizes U.S.

Saturday morning’s Asahi and Mainichi reported on remarks delivered by Venezuelan Ambassador to Japan Ishikawa at the Japan National Press Club on Friday, during which he criticized the United States for “interfering in domestic affairs” by supporting opposition leader Guaido.

  • February 2, 2019
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Hilton hotel in Fukuoka decides not to accommodate Cuban diplomats

Saturday morning’s Asahi wrote that the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hotel has decided that it will not provide accommodations for Cuban officials in accordance with the Hilton Group’s policy of refusing to serve Cuban diplomats worldwide. Although the policy runs counter to Japan’s Inns and Hotels Act, the Fukuoka operator reportedly stated that since it is a U.S. company, it….Read more

  • January 19, 2019
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SECURITY

GOJ to seek parliamentary approval of ACSAs with France, Canada

Monday’s Nikkei reported that the GOJ plans to seek during the regular Diet session that will begin later this month approval of the acquisition and cross-serving agreements (ACSAs) that it sealed with France and Canada last year. Japan has already concluded such pacts with the U.S., the UK, and Australia.

  • January 21, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL > Western Hemisphere

Abe meets with leaders of Uruguay, Paraguay

Monday evening’s Nikkei and Yomiuri wrote that Japan and Uruguay agreed to allow two-way beef imports at a meeting held between Prime Minister Abe and Uruguayan President Vazquez on Sunday in Montevideo. The two leaders also discussed the launch of negotiations on a tax treaty. Abe later visited Asuncion to hold talks with Paraguay President Benitez. The two leaders reportedly….Read more

  • December 3, 2018
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