Japanese Suppliers Export to Pyongyang Amid Trade Sanctions 

  Last December 14th, Japanese law enforcers arrested three men in Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture, including Yuzuru Yachida, 47, the CEO of M-Create Inc., an environmental installation company. The charges: violations of the foreign exchange law violations—specifically, exporting without a license. They are suspected of involvement in the illegal export of foodstuffs to North Korea. […]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at UN: Time to Enforce Sanctions Against North Korea

  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday, September 20, that countries need to unite to enforce sanctions and apply pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.   Here is the full text of the speech he delivered at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New […]

Resilience in Disasters: Japan Offers the World Lessons From Experience

  Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, addressed last July 20 the United Nations Third Special Thematic session on Water and Disasters. In his speech—“Adaptation to Climate Change, Boosting Financing and Investment, and Advancing Science and Technology—Nikai explained his lifework of “enhancing national resilience to disasters.” He offered to bring […]