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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 »

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 »

 

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