Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s view on COVID-19 and the role of WHO (25/05/2020)

2020-05-25

(日本語) 安倍総理大臣は、新型コロナウイルスへの対応をめぐり、米中関係の対立が深まっているなか、日本は、WHOの総会において、公平で独立した包括的な検証を行うべきであるという決議案をEUや豪州等と協力をして提出をし、米国や中国も合意したと述べた。そして、日本は自由、民主主義、基本的人権、法の支配といった普遍的な価値を共有する国々と手を携えながら、国際社会での重要な役割、責任を果たしていく意向を示した。(記者会見に関しては、首相官邸のウエッブサイトを参照して下さい。)

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At the General Assembly of the Japanese Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement, Dr. Keizo TAKEMI, adviser of the LDP’s Corona Countermeasures Headquarters, and the UHC Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed his views on the importance of international cooperation. (12/05/2020)

2020-05-12

Dr. TAKEMI who is also Chairman of the Federation of Western Pacific Parliamentarians said that all nations must work together on issues common interest to the international community such as infectious diseases, and to establish an institutional framework for collaboration in order to contribute to global governance in the future.

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[UN Official Stephen Kinloch-Pichat] Remembering UN Volunteer Atsuhito NAKATA in midst of the COVID-19 crisis by (10/04/2020)

2020-04-10

The 27th anniversary of the tragic ambush in Kampong Thom is being commemorated in midst of one of the largest planetary disasters in the last century, the COVID-19 pandemic. This extraordinary situation brings former UN Volunteer Electoral Supervisors, who on 8 April remembered the tragic killing of Atsuhito Nakata and his fellow interpreter Lek Sophiep, back to the very meaning of what took their lives, and gave them, back then, a renewed sense of optimism: at the heart of their UN engagement, what gave them the strength to continue in the face of adversity, the spirit of international cooperation, and going beyond self-interest.

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Chair and the Secretary-General of the Japanese Diet Committee for the World Federalist Movement, Seishiro ETO and Haruhiko NAKAGAWA advisory recommendations submitted on how Japan can enhance its global leadership role (09/04/2020)

2020-04-09

Chair of the Japan Commission for Global Governance, Professor Sukehiro HASEGAWA submitted its summary report, entitled “the role of Japan in enhancing global governance in addressing global issues and crises” which contained the recommendations made by six sub-committees concerning UN Reform, Environment, Disarmament, Parliamentary Diplomacy, Innovative Resources Mobilization, and Rule of Law.

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Ariel Français, former UN official, finds continued expansion of radical Islam in Africa and throughout the world in spite of UN peace operations. (24/11/2019)

2019-11-24

Following the presentation of French Ambassador Laurent PIC on the role of France in UN peace operations made at the Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum 2019, the author of Radical Islam and New Imperial Order views radical Islam and the terrorism associated with it as the dark side of the Western world and warns France and the UN about the risk of becoming stuck in a dead-end conflict in Mali.

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Trilateral Seminar on UN System] 14 Japanese scholars and experts participated in the Asian regional seminar on UN system held in Seoul from November 7-9. (09/11/2019)

2019-11-09

Thirteen Japanese scholars participated in the trilateral annual meeting of UN academic associations of China, Japan and Korea held in Seoul. They are shown in the photo: From left to right: TAMAI , Masataka(玉井雅隆)FUJII, Hiroshige(藤井広重)HADANO, Takamitsu(秦野貴光)KARUBE, Keiko (軽部恵子)KUKITA, Jun(久木田純)TAKAHASHI, Kazuo(高橋一生)SHOJI , Mariko(庄司真理子)HASEGAWA, Sukehiro(長谷川祐弘)KIHARA-HUNT, Ai(キハラハント愛)KATSUMA,Yasushi(勝間靖)KULNAZAROVA, Aigul(クルナザロバ・アイグル) KUSHIMA, Shinichi(九島伸一)and INOMATA, Tadanori(猪又忠徳).

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Senior Members of the Diet join in a consultation meeting held by the Japan Commission on Global Governance concerning UN Reform. (24/09/2019)

2019-09-24

The second meeting of the Global Governance Commission Sub-Committee on UN Reform chaired by Professor Takahiro SHINYO was joined by three members of the Diet of Japan. They were Mr. Masaharu NAKAWAGA, former Minister of Education, Mr. Masahiko SHIBAYAMA, former Special Assistant to Prime Minister Shinzo ABE on UN peace operations and former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and Mr. Akira SATO, Member of the House of Representatives and former Senior Vice Minister of Defense. The meeting was also participated by scholars and experts including Professor Yasuhiro UEKI of Sophia University who was a United Nations Spokesman and an international expert on UN reform matters, Dr, Vesselin POPOVSKI, Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, India. (This summary report was filed by Fujiko Amano, Maja Liechti and Amishi Agrawal)

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Heads of Delegations from UN Associations of China, and ROK and host country Japan visit the Tea Ceremony Dojyo at the end of their two-day conference in Tokyo. (26/08/2019)

2019-08-26

Grand Master Sen Zenshu held a demonstration tea ceremony and explained its significance including the basic philosophy of Sado based on its principle of four forms: “Wa, Kei, Sei, Jyaku”. He explained the philosophy developed by the founder of the way of tea, or chado, SEN no RIKYU (1522-91), who perfected the style of chanoyu based on the wabi aesthetic and elevated chanoyu into the way of tea aimed at purifying the atmosphere to harmonize the relationship between the host and guest.

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