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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 »

IAEA / AMANO

Adressing the IAEA Board of Governors IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said "the measures implemented by Iran, and the further commitments it has undertaken, represent a positive step forward, but much remains to be done to resolve all outstanding issues” in particular, “clarification of all issues related to possible military dimensions, and implementation by Iran [...]

3 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHINA YASUKUNI SHRINE REAX

Ambassador Liu Jieyi of China condemned the recent visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Yasukuni Shrine, which he described as "a place that whitewashes and glorifies aggression" and as "the incarnation of militarism of Japan". UNTV

8 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GA / SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM

Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri told the General Assembly that "the excerise of Security Council reform cannot be seen to go on until the cows come home" and pointed out that recent events around the world "have put into question not only the representativeness, but also  the credibility of the Security Council." UNTV

7 Nov 2013 | Read More »

IMF / JAPAN OUTLOOK

Japanese authorities have embarked on an ambitious agenda to raise growth and end deflation. It's called the "three arrows" of Abenomics, comprising aggressive monetary easing, flexible fiscal policy and structural reforms to raise potential growth. The IMF supports this policy package, but has emphasized that success depends on implementation of all three arrows. IMF  

5 Aug 2013 | Read More »

IMF / JAPAN

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Jerald Schiff, Deputy Director for the Asia and Pacific Department, visited Tokyo during May 21-31 to conduct the annual Article IV discussions with Japan. IMF

31 May 2013 | Read More »

UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

15 May 2013 | Read More »

CTBTO / DPRK

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation 's (CTBTO) radionuclide network has made a significant detection of radioactive noble gases that could be attributed to the test announced by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February 2013. CTBTO

23 Apr 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DEATH PENALTY

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern today (5 April) over the reinstatement of the death penalty in a number of countries in the Middle East and Asia. CH UNTV

5 Apr 2013 | Read More »

 

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