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JAPAN / BAN RISK REDUCTION

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –who is currently in Sendai, Japan, at the United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction-, said "we have to mobilize all resources and everybody's hands should be on deck together" to draw their experiences towards a new framework on risk reduction. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / WAHLSTROM RISK REDUCTION

World leaders are gathering on Saturday for a United Nations (UN) conference in Sendai, Japan, to agree on a new framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and economic losses. Margareta Wahlström, a special representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction said that the expected outcome of the conference is "the strong [...]

13 Mar 2015 | Read More »

JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA

An IAEA expert team today completed a third review of Japan’s efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The 15-member team praised Japan for taking steps to implement planned measures to reduce radiological risks from the site and progress towards the safe decommissioning of the accident plant. IAEA

17 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / JAPAN ISIL

The Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Yasuhisa Kawamura told reporters at UN Headquarters that “Japan will never give in to terrorism”, adding in “we will stand resolutely as a member of the international community combating terrorism.” UNIFEED-UNTV

5 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IAEA / FUKUSHIMA SEAWATER SAMPLING

After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011, the Japanese Government has been continually monitoring radioactivity in seawater and publishing the results. In an effort to verify the accuracy of these results, the Japanese authorities requested the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to undertake joint sampling missions with [...]

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / COMFORT WOMEN

During a General Assembly meeting on the advancement of women, The Republic of Korea representative called on the Japanese government "to acknowledge responsibility and take  appropriate measures" to resolve the so-called comfort women issue. UNIFEED – UNTV

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

On the international day for nuclear disarmament, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated the US President's commitment to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). He said that the Treaty is about “responsible disarmament and, ultimately, it's about advancing international peace and security by building a different structure on which we can all rely.” UNIFEED-UNTV  

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IMF/ JAPAN ECONOMY

In its latest assessment of the Japanese economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the recent economic reforms are taking hold, but they need to be more comprehensive and sustained for an extended period. IMF

31 Jul 2014 | Read More »

JAPAN / ECONOMIC POLICY

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Jerry Schiff, Deputy Director for the Asia and Pacific Department, visited Tokyo from 19 to 30 May to conduct the annual Article IV discussions with Japan. IMF

30 May 2014 | Read More »

ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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