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Political News(2022/11/19)

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APEC Summit concludes, President Thailand adopts Leaders' Declaration

2022-11-19 20:43:00
The summit meeting of the APEC = Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference held in Thailand adopted a summit declaration and closed on the 19th. While the declaration said that "most members condemned the war in Ukraine," it also took into account the claims of Russia and some countries not participating in the sanctions.


Prime Minister Emphasizes Visit to Southeast Asia as “An Important Step to Protect Japan”

2022-11-19 16:47:00
Prime Minister Kishida held a press conference in Thailand, where he was visiting, and emphasized that his eight-day tour of Southeast Asia was "an important step to protect Japan" as the international situation became increasingly severe. As the chair country of the G7, he expressed his intention to take the lead in addressing issues facing the international community.


Prime Minister Former Unification Church Victim Relief New Law Intention to submit to the current Diet as soon as possible

2022-11-19 15:56:00
Prime Minister Kishida indicated his intention to submit a new bill to the current Diet session as soon as possible, based on discussions between the ruling and opposition parties, regarding a new bill to regulate malicious donations to help the victims of the former Unification Church.


Prime Minister Kishida, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Terada

2022-11-19 15:51:00
Prime Minister Kishida said at a press conference held in Thailand, where he was visiting, that problems related to political funds had been pointed out, and regarding the resignation and resignation of Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Terada, the administration should do its utmost to address policy issues, and he emphasized the importance of accountability as a minister. As the Prime Minister, he indicated his thoughts on how to handle the situation from the perspective of thoroughly implementing the measures.


APEC Summit Chair Thailand Announces Adoption of Leaders' Declaration

2022-11-19 14:51:00
At the summit meeting of the APEC = Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference, the Thai government of the chair country announced that it had adopted a summit declaration as a result of the discussion after 2:00 pm on the 19th of Japan time. The declaration said that "most countries strongly condemned the war in Ukraine," but also noted that "there were other views and different assessments" of economic sanctions against Russia. While each country has different positions on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the contents are based on the claims of the United States and Japan, which criticize Russia, and Russia, which criticizes economic sanctions, and some countries that have not participated in the sanctions. I'm here.


Prime Minister Kishida discusses trade and investment at the APEC Summit and returns to Japan

2022-11-19 06:14:00
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting Thailand, will attend the APEC summit meeting on the 19th as well and exchange views on trade and investment. Prime Minister Kishida is scheduled to return to Japan on the 19th after finishing his tour of Southeast Asia.


Unclear whether the ruling and opposition parties can come to terms with a new bill to help victims of the former Unification Church

2022-11-19 04:31:00
To help victims of the former Unification Church, the government has outlined a new bill to regulate malicious donations to the ruling and opposition parties. The government and the ruling parties want to gain the understanding of as many opposition parties as possible in order to pass the bill quickly in the current Diet session, but the opposition parties have criticized it for its inadequate content, and it is unclear whether they will be able to reach an agreement. situation.


``Further provocations including North Korea nuclear test'' government will take all possible precautions

2022-11-19 04:01:00
On the 18th, North Korea launched an ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile)-class missile and is believed to have fallen inside Japan's EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). The government believes that North Korea may take further provocative actions, including conducting nuclear tests, and plans to continue its vigilance and surveillance activities.


Prime Minister Kishida meets with APEC representative of Taiwan Emphasizes the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait

2022-11-19 00:47:00
During his visit to Thailand, Prime Minister Kishida met with representatives of Taiwan, an APEC member, and emphasized the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.


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