UN Role in Afghanistan will be critically examined by Ambassadors Ghafoorzai and Yamamoto in an Online Seminar hosted by GPAJ on October 31. (08/10/2020)

2020-10-08

Senior Afghan Government Official, Youssof Ghafoorzai, will be joined by former UN Special Representative Tadamichi Yamamoto in examining the role of UN in Afghanistan. Ambassador Ghafoorzai will also explain the significance of peace talks between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban group that has taken place in Doha, Qatar on Sept. 12. 2020. If you are interested in the seminar, please click here for a provisional program and send your name to Ms. Arbenita Sopaj: arbenitasopaj[@]gmail.com.

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“International Day of Peace” was held in temples, churches, and parks throughout Japan on September 21st from 12:00a.m., and in Tokyo, Princess Akiko took part in Zojyoji Temple (21/09/2020)

2020-09-21

In Tokyo, Princess Akiko struck the peace bell at the ceremony held at Zojoji Temple. After the bell-beating ceremony, Sukehiro Hasegawa, chairman of the Japan Committee for International Peace Day, explained the purpose of the event. Then, Sen Genshitsu, president of the United Nations Association of Japan and the head of Urasenke, and Yoshiko Higashikuni, Chairman of the World Federation Culture and Education Promotion Council, gave a speech, and Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government, gave a congratulatory address. Actress Mikako Yoshida then read a message from Fabrizio Hochschild, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Please clickhere. (Reporter: Yuuki Watanabe)

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“Turkey under the Erdogan regime” By Akio Miyajima, Japanese Ambassador to Turkey (12/09/2020)

2020-09-12

Akio Miyajima, Japanese Ambassador to Turkey explained Turkey as a “rising power” with “volatility” and “resilience” in the turbulent Middle East region and beyond from various aspects including its diplomacy, military, domestic affairs, and economy. He emphasized that Turkey, a nation of 83 million people with tremendous potential holds the key to regional stability and global peacebuilding as the influence and commitment of the United States wanes and declines.

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Online Conversations with Former President and Nobel Prize Laureate, José Ramos-Horta and Former Under-Secretary-General and UNMIT Head, Ameerah Haq on Saturday, 5th of September from 10:00 -12:00 Tokyo Time. (05/09/2020)

2020-07-29

The conversation topic will center on “Global Governance in the Post-Corona Era: The Role of the United Nations, the United States and East Asian Countries.” This seminar will be conducted in English. Please click here to learn more about the program details. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with your name and updated email address to Ms. Elizabeth Gamarra via egamarra15[@]yahoo.com. You will receive the official Zoom link prior to the event.

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Ambassador Leon MALAZOGU of the Republic of Kosovo to Japan will speak on the impact of the UN intervention in contemporary Kosovo at an online ZOOM conference on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 from 16:00 to 17:30.

2020-07-24

Ambassador MALAZOGU will also discuss the implication of the advisory opinion of 22 July 2010 of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) entitled “Accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo” and its relevant orders. For details, please click here.

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Japan Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement, chaired by Secretary-General Masaharu Nakagawa, approves the action plan for Year 2020. (12/05/2020)

2020-05-12

Three events proposed and approved by the Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement are (1) Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum (co-sponsored by the Diet Committee and the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan), (2) the Commission on Global Governance continues to address global issues, e.g. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and gender empowerment, and (3) a signature movement to establish the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.

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Head of the Democratic Socialist Party of Japan Mizuho FUKUSHIMA found it worthy of listening to what Jacques Attali of France and Yuval Noah Harari for trying to deal with international peace, global environment, and coronavirus epidemic. (12/05/2020)

2020-05-12

Rational solutions to these problems are should not be for finding solutions that benefit only oneself but that should have altruistic spirit. It should also serve the purpose of SDGs, i.e. “None should be left behind.”

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Japan Communist Party Policy Chief Akira KASAI agreed with the recommendations of the Commission on Global Governance that Japan should foster the spirit of solidarity among nations and peoples in the fight against the spread of coronavirus and increasing income inequality throughout the world. (12/05/2020)

2020-05-12

(日本語) 日本国憲法9条に基づいて持続可能な社会を構築するにあたって、今年75周年を迎えた被爆国の日本の役割を強調し、国家を超えた問題には超党派で対応すべきである。世界連邦国会委員会は、このグローバルガバナンス推進会の6つの分科会の提言を受け止め、米中の対立があるが戦後最悪のコロナ感染病のパンデミックと深まる格差問題には世界の全ての国が連帯すべきであると述べた。

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Mr. Nobuyuki BABA of Japan Innovation Party emphasized the importance of maintaining liberal democratic principles in advocating the movement for world federalism. (12/05/2020)

2020-05-12

Spread of new coronavirus is serious but not new as the mankind had experienced more deadly pandemic before such as the Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed millions of soldiers and people. The international community must be united in safeguarding the health and life of people around the world.

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Japanese Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement held its annual meeting on May 12, 2020 at the International Conference Hall of the House of Representative Members Office Building. It was chaired by Mr. Seishiro ETO and moderated by Mr. Masaharu NAKAGAWA, the Secretary-General. (12/05/2020)

2020-05-12

自民党からは伊吹文明元衆議院議長と共に大西英男、左藤章、三原朝彦の3人の衆議院議員と猪口邦子と武見敬三参議院議員が出席した。公明党より井上義久副代表、立憲民主党からは代表として福山哲郎幹事長、そして中川正春と山川百合子の2人の衆議院議員が参加した。国民民主党からは玉木雄一郎代表と浅野哲衆議院議員、維新の会からは馬場伸幸幹事長、共産党からは笠井亮衆議院議員そして社会民主党 福島瑞穂 党首が参加された。

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