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Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and the U.S. condemn DPRK-Russia Cooperation

During his June 19-20 visit to Pyongyang, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a comprehensive strategic partnership treaty...

Outline for Luzon Economic Corridor takes shape

While most headlines from the Indo-Pacific Business Forum held on May 21 in Taguig, just outside Manila, focused on the latest official data concerning...

New U.S.-Japan-Philippines Pacific bulwark established

The leaders of Japan, the Philippines, and the United States met in Washington April 11 for the first ever trilateral summit with a deep...

Joint Statement on the Trilateral United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Indo-Pacific Dialogue

The inaugural Trilateral Indo-Pacific Dialogue between the United States Japan and South Korea was held on January 5, with this new format presented as...

Major Japanese auto companies giving up on Russia

Toyota and Nissan, two major Japanese automakers with substantial manufacturing capacity, pulled out of Russia after both claimed that carrying out any future business...

What South Korea’s new president means for Japan

On March 9, 2022, South Korean voters elected Yoon Suk-yeol – a former prosecutor turned politician from the main opposition People Power Party (PPP)...

The Korean Peninsula should remain a security concern

With both South Korea and the United States focused on domestic matters – 2022 presidential race and 2022 midterm elections respectively, it will be...

Why China cannot invade Taiwan

China’s recent aerial incursion in Taiwan air defense zone and President Xi Jinping’s confrontational remarks re-prompted a debate on whether or not Beijing is...

A dash of UK Hubris: Containing China

Hubris is a fickle emotion. Too much of it can be deadly, while too little of it can be crushing. A country with a...

The need for trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

A coercive China and a nuclear North Korea are peripherally affecting the U.S.’ security interests in the Indo-Pacific.  With increasingly well-developed power derived from...

EU-US mobilise further support for Global Methane Pledge

Ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow, European Union Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who leads the EU's international negotiations on climate, and Special...

Why the fall of Afghanistan sllows Iran to expand its influence

Since 2020, the United States has been working to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. The Americans' announcement emboldened the Taliban, who recently took control...

With the AUKUS pact, the US has opted to snub some of its European partners

In the nearly nine months since he took office, it has become apparent that the US and European Union will not immediately experience a...

The consequences of Myanmar’s coup

Renowned writer William Gaddis said, “Power doesn’t corrupt people, people corrupt power.” Myanmar (Burma) and its citizens have long suffered the effects of an unstable...

Learning the lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Thirty five years after the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in 1986 it is now clear that the long term consequences have been very different from...

Ukraine is a test for the West and ‘Westlessness’

The G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the High Representative of...

From nuclear to hydrogen: How the town closest to Fukushima rose from disaster with a vision of renewable energy in only 10 years

March 11, 2011, was a day I shall never forget, a day when the people of Namie in northern Japan lost so much and...

Boeing recommends grounding certain 777s

Boeing Co has recommended that airlines suspend the use of 777 jets after the engine on a United Airlines flight caught fire and fell apart...

Tokyo Olympics chief resigns over sexist comments

Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee on Friday resigned from his post after facing acute criticism over "inappropriate"...

UK formally asks to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership

A year after it formally left the European Union, the British government on Saturday announced it would apply early next week to join the...

Blinken takes the baton at State

Antony Blinken’s confirmation on January 26 as the 71st Secretary of State by the full Senate was almost a non-event resulting in a 78-22...

Shell, MHI, Vattenfall to covert Hamburg coal plant to green hydrogen

Boosting Hamburg’s energy transition, Vattenfall, Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Hamburg's municipal heat supplier Hamburg Wärme are planning to build one of the...

Could bad data be to blame for high coronavirus death toll

European countries saw some of the highest death told for coronavirus over the last month. Deaths in Italy have surpassed those in China many...

Locked down, without answers

Most European governments are turning to increasingly harsh lockdowns to confront the coronavirus pandemic. They did so in the wake of watching Italy’s attempt...

Gulf nations have been quick to prevent economic downturn and Europe must do the same

From the outset of the novel coronavirus outbreak, it became clear that its repercussions would go far beyond public health. As countries have scrambled...

Japan says Tokyo Olympics may be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe said today that the Tokyo Olympic Games may need to be postponed if the event cannot be held in...

G7 postpones coordinated action against coronavirus

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the G7 countries have agreed to adopt several stimulus packages that are aimed at addressing the recent...

Coronavirus spread could threaten Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympic Games could be cancelled, if Coronavirus is not efficiently controlled, said Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC),...

Coronavirus: Four Kazakh citizens Diamond Princess evacuees test negative

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - Four citizens of Kazakhstan, who were stranded on the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan due to the...

France steps up Ghosn probe into misuse of funds at Renault

French prosecutors have stepped up their investigation into alleged misuse of funds at Renault by former boss Carlos Ghosn. A judge had  been assigned...

Nissan launches $90m lawsuit against Ghosn

Nissan is suing its former chairman Carlos Ghosn for $90 million. Ghosn was arrested in Japan in 2018, but fled to Lebanon amid a...

Acquisition of Eneco by Mitsubishi Corporation gets EU approval

The acquisition of Eneco Group of the Netherlands by Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) of Japan complies with EU merger regulation, the European Commission said on...

Lawyers say Ghosn used Nissan-Mitsubishi venture to inflate pay

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn used a joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi to inflate his pay and to cover a personal tax debt,...

IEA: Global oil supply tumbles in December

Global oil supply tumbled 780,000 barrels per day in December as biofuels production declined seasonally and Saudi Arabia reduced output, the International Energy Agency...

US, Japan and EU target China with new WTO subsidy rules proposals

The European Union, Japan and the United States proposed new global subsidy rules on Tuesday, clearly pointing at China's state-supported economic model. During a Trilateral...

Lebanon issues travel ban for Ghosn, ex-Nissan boss

Lebanon's State Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidat imposed on Thursday a travel ban on Carlos Ghosn, former boss of Nissan, to prevent him from leaving...

Interpol issues red notice for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn

The Japanese government called on the International Criminal Police Organization to request the Lebanese government to arrest the former Nissan chief, Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn left...

Russia fuels global gas race with Arctic LNG-2 project

Competing in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) race, Russia’s largest independent gas producer, Novatek, France’s Total and the other project shareholders have approved...

Iran escalates tensions in the Persian Gulf after seizing UK tanker

In the latest escalation in the Persian Gulf region, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard reportedly captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz...

Low oil prices can’t sink tanker market

ATHENS – Despite slumping oil prices, the tanker market has been very healthy, a leading energy expert told New Europe at a maritime forum.“The...

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