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Tag: Japan

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Japan resumes poultry imports from Brazil

    A mission headed by Fávaro persuaded the Japanese health authorities

    Japan has honored the agreement it signed late last month with Brazilian authorities and resumed importing live poultry and meat, eggs, and poultry products after halting these purchases in June following the discovery of the first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a domestic poultry farm in the municipality of Serra, in the Metropolitan Region of Vitória, the capital of the State of Espírito Santo, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Lula, Japanese PM discuss bilateral trade and climate change

    After Kishida, Lula met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met Saturday in Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida ahead of the G7 Summit to discuss further cooperation between the two countries, Agencia Brasil reported. Both leaders agreed to expand bilateral trade and combat climate change, among other issues.

  • Thursday, January 12th 2023 - 18:58 UTC

    UK, Japan sign reciprocal defense treaty for troop deployments

    The “Reciprocal Access Agreement” signed by Sunak and Kishida made the UK the first European state to have a reciprocal access deal with Japan. Photo:

    Following an agreement signed Wednesday between Prime Ministers Rishi Sunak and Fumio Kishida, Japan and the United Kingdom will be able to deploy military forces in one another’s territory, as Tokyo draws closer to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) concerns over Chinese warfare growth in recent years.

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Japanese FM meets with Argentine President Alberto Fernández

    “We must not accept that democracy is threatened with violence,” Hayashi said during his stay in Brasilia earlier this week

    Argentine President Alberto Fernández Tuesday met with Japan's Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi to advance in a “global strategic partnership” during an encounter at Casa Rosada marking the 125th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

  • Wednesday, January 4th 2023 - 21:15 UTC

    Japan takes a turn toward the Americas in 2023

    A key US ally, Japan is also a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is to meet with US President Joseph Biden on Jan. 13 at the White House, while Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has left on a South American tour seeking to strengthen ties with Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, and Argentina.

  • Thursday, October 6th 2022 - 10:13 UTC

    Tension escalates as North Korea fires two more short-range missiles

    Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a telephone conversation with President Biden for a coordinated response

    Just two days after launching an intermediate-range missile that triggered alarms in Japan, North Korea fired two more short-range ballistic missiles into the Pacific Ocean Thursday.

  • Tuesday, October 4th 2022 - 19:52 UTC

    North Korean missile flies over Japan scaring millions

    Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called Tuesday's event “a barbaric act”

    A North Korean ballistic missile was reportedly fired early Tuesday over northern Japan, which triggered all alarms before falling into the Pacific Ocean. It was the first such firing since 2017.

  • Tuesday, August 2nd 2022 - 08:56 UTC

    Japanese whaling industry on the brink of collapse: less demand, less subsidies for whale meat

    Japanese whalers drew international criticism for exploiting a loophole in the IWC's regulations that permitted “scientific whaling”

    The whaling industry in Japan is on the brink of collapse as young generations tastes have rapidly changed and government subsidies are beginning to shrink. The industry employed thousands of people in the decades immediately after World War II, and sustained entire communities during those difficult economic times, is today losing the government subsidies that has kept it afloat.

  • Friday, July 8th 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot dead

    Abe, 67, was the longest-serving prime minister in Japan's history

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after taking two shots during an election rally in the western city of Nara Friday after which he was hospitalized in a serious condition, it was reported. A man in his 40s has been arrested and a gun was seized.

  • Thursday, May 26th 2022 - 02:14 UTC

    Quad leaders agree to further develop Pacific Ocean island nations

    Quad has been dubbed “the Asian NATO” and analysts foresee it might develop into a formal alliance to curb expansion from Russia and China

    Leaders of the Quad countries (United States, Japan, Australia, and India) Tuesday issued a joint statement from Tokyo in which they pledged to up their efforts towards securing peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.