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...

Second round of inter-Libyan dialogue end with cooperative spirit: Bourita

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Moroccan foreign minister, Nasser Bourita

Bouznika, Morocco- (PanOrient News) The Moroccan foreign minister, Nasser Bourita, commented that both parties involved in an inter-Libyan dialogue in Bouznika, Morocco were determined to continue with meetings in Morocco to work toward bringing Libya’s transitional period to an end.

Nasser said that the parties showed “determination to continue their consultative meetings, in the Kingdom of Morocco, in order to coordinate the action of political, executive and control institutions, thu...

Next Tokyo conference on African development to be held in Tunisia

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tokyo- PanOrient News/ Japan announced on Thursday that the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD8, will be hosted by Tunisia in 2022. This marks the second time the conference is to be held in Africa.

The meetings, begun in 1993 and led by Japan, aim to provide an opportunity for high-level policy discussions regarding African development every three years. Their location alternates between Japan and African nations, with the last conference being held in Yok...