US Ambassador ``Dooms`` Japanese Dugong: Greenpeace
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Tokyo - (PanOrient News) The U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ms. Caroline Kennedy, has rejected local opposition of construction of a new U.S military base at Henoko in Okinawa which, according to Greenpeace, threatens extinction of the critically endangered Japanese dugong.
“Not only does this announcement seal the fate of the remaining Japanese dugong, it also flies in the face of communities who have long demanded that their local environment be protected from further destruction,” said Yuk...
Saudi Ambassador Ahmad Al-Barrak: Largest Ever Saudi Delegation to Visit Japan
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) A high-level Saudi delegation headed by the Minister of Economy and Planning, Mr. Adel Faqih, arrives in Tokyo tomorrow (Sunday) to participate in the joint Saudi-Japan Business Council, part of the celebrations on the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Mr. Faqih, who has chosen Japan to be his first stop since his appointment to his current ministerial post, will attend the forum and meet his Japanese counterpart for talks about bilat...
Israel Violates International Law: Japan
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The Government of Japan has called on Israel to stop all construction in East Jerusalem saying that the Israeli authorities are violating international law.
An official statement by the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said the Japanese government "Deeply deplores that Israel has approved the construction of 900 units in East Jerusalem, and that the advancement of the Israeli settlement policy, despite frequent criticism from the international community including Japan, clea...
Houston at Yokosuka for Fleet Activities
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) -- The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived at Yokosuka for Fleet Activities May 8 as a part of its deployment to the Western Pacific, U.S. Navy said.
The ship and crew of 140 will conduct a number of missions and display the latest resources of the submarine fleet.
"Warship Houston is poised and excited to enter in theater and provide the stability offered by our forward presence in the region," said Cmdr. Scott McGinnis, Houston'...