"Japan's Foreign Ministry rebuts South Korean position on ‘comfort women’"       "``International Support for Autonomy Initiative Confirms Morocco's Vision``"       "Japan ``Watches Closely`` USA Designation of Houthies as Terrorist Organization"       "When Too Much Monetary Good Cheer Can Become a Curse"       "Japan sympathies with France following ``terror`` attacks"      

Japan's Foreign Ministry rebuts South Korean position on ‘comfort women’

Monday, January 25, 2021

By Fred Varcoe

TOKYO- (PanOrient News) Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi has rejected the decision by a Seoul court that holds the Japanese government responsible for the sexual slavery of Korean women during the Japanese colonization of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

Earlier this month, the Seoul Central District Court rendered a judgment ordering the government of Japan to pay compensation to the plaintiffs, women who say they were forced into sexual slavery. The For...

``International Support for Autonomy Initiative Confirms Morocco's Vision``

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ambassador Rashad Bouhlal

Moroccan Ambassador to Tokyo Talks to PanOrient News

TOKYO: (PanOrient News) The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Tokyo, Mr. Rashad Bouhlal, has confirmed exclusively to PanOrient News that an online conference held to discuss proposals for settling the dispute over the Western Sahara territory is an endorsement of plans proposed by the Kingdom.

“The wide international support to the 'Ministerial Conference in Support of the Autonomy Initiative', held online at the invitation of t...

Japan ``Watches Closely`` USA Designation of Houthies as Terrorist Organization

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Foreign Minister Motegi

TOKYO: (PanOrient News) Japan is closely watching the impact of America's designation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday.

“We need to see what impact it has on the implementation of humanitarian assistance as well as political aspects with the conflict in Yemen,” Motegi told a press conference in Tokyo.

“Peace and stability in Yemen is very important to peace and stability in the Middle East region as a whole, so at the Jap...

When Too Much Monetary Good Cheer Can Become a Curse

Thursday, December 24, 2020

By Anthony Rowley
Special to PanOrient News

TOKYO: It was Christmas Eve and Scrooge sat in his counting house next to the US Federal Reserve building on Washington's Constitution Avenue. His image was different to that of Charles Dickens' character - the miser sitting alone in a dark and cold office with only a single candle for light and warmth.

This Scrooge looked distinctly prosperous and well-fed. Logs blazed in the fireplace and Scrooge (who somewhat resembled Fed chairman Jerome Pow...

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