A Turning Point for UN Security Council Reform(4/5/2024)

2024-05-04

As the intergovernmental negotiating team is exploring options for UN Security Council reform in New York, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Permanent Representative to the UN, spoke at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo on April 18. In response to a question from Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa, she stated that the US is interested in and actively exploring the possibility of expanding the membership of the UN Security Council, including the permanent membership of Japan, Germany, and India, along with major African and Latin American countries. However, it remains to be seen whether this proposal will be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the General Assembly members and ratified in accordance with the constitutional procedures of two-thirds of the member states of the United Nations, including all five current members of the Security Council. The Japanese government is called upon to exercise strong visionary leadership.

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At the end of the consultation meeting with members of the National Diet of Japan, Vice Chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University of India Raj Kumar presented the University robe to Mr. Seishiro ETO, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of the National Diet of Japan for World Federalism, Mr. Mitsuo OHASHI, Chairman of the Japan Society for World Federalism and Mr. Hisayuki FUJII, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Liberal Democratic Party. (23/4/2024)

2024-04-23

At the end of the consultation meeting with members of the National Diet of Japan, Vice Chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University of India Raj Kumar presented the University robe to Mr. Seishiro ETO, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of the National Diet of Japan for World Federalism, Mr. Mitsuo OHASHI, Chairman of the Japan Society for World Federalism and Mr. Hisayuki FUJII, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Liberal Democratic Party. (23/4/2024)

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Minister Masahito Moriyama expresses his willingness to promote dialogue and cooperation between Japan and India in the areas of education and science and technology.(23/4/2024)

2024-04-23

Minister Masahito Moriyama will promote dialogue and cooperation with India in both education and science and technology. India is one of the most important countries in the Global South and the Government of Japan is keen to strengthen relations with India. We also believe that Japan should learn from India, especially since India is advanced in science and technology.

For more details of his remarks, please click here. (23/4/2024)

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The Role of India and Japan in Building Global Governance in the New International Society – The Importance of Education(23/4/2024)

2024-04-23

Minister of Education and Science MORIYAMA Masatoshi, and members of the National Diet of Japan exchanged their views with Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University, exchanged their views on the importance of education for Japan and India in strengthening the role of leadership in the international community. Please click here for what each participant said at the meeting. (23/4/2024)

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Professor Motoyoshi YOSHIKAWA, former ambassador to the United Nations, urges Japan to use the United Nations for national interests instead of idealizing it.(22/4/2024)

2024-04-22

After World War II, Japan joined the United Nations with high hopes and ideals. Now, however, disappointment is spreading over the UN’s dysfunction. Professor Motoyoshi YOSHIKAWA, former ambassador to the United Nations, urges Japan to use the United Nations for national interests instead of idealizing it.

For more details, please refer to the article in Gakushikai Bulletin No. 9 (2024-II) by clicking here. (22/4/2024)

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A former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Mr. Bill Paton, asserts that the war in Gaza lays bare, once again, the frightful arbitrariness of international justice.(21/4/2024)

2024-04-21

A former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Mr. Bill Paton, asserts that the war in Gaza lays bare, once again, the frightful arbitrariness of international justice. International rule of law has always been about rule by great powers. If we want a more just and peaceful world, developing countries – constituting the global majority – must stand up and demand one law for all.

Please click here for his full paper. (21/4/202)

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Ms. Akiko Noda, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Director of the Crisis Bureau of the United Nations Development Programme, shared her views with the Japanese Parliamentary Committee of the World Federation.(5/4/2024)

2024-04-05

Ms. Akiko Noda explained that UNDP has always been engaged in field-based projects before, during, and after conflicts, as well as before and after natural disasters, listening to and consulting with people, governments, and civil society on their concerns, and working together to create solutions for further development.

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Sukehiro Hasegawa, special professor at Kyoto University of Art, talks about “The Difficulties of Establishing Free and Fair Elections” (13/3/2024)

2024-03-13

It’s human nature we need to address and control to prevent conflict and war, says Hasegawa in his conversation with Rector Marwala of the UN University held on 31 August 2023. Personal desire and lust for power and wealth are the root causes of conflict that must be controlled. Please click here for video recording. (13/3/2024)

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General Amy E. Pope met with Japanese parliamentarians. (27/2/2024)

2024-02-27

Amy E. Pope, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), explained IOM’s latest activities at a discussion meeting with members of the National Diet of Japan from both the ruling and opposition political parties, organized by the Japanese Parliamentary Committee for World Federation. The participating Diet members asked for an explanation of the differences between the roles of IOM and UNHCR. They also pointed out the challenges in accepting more foreigners in Japan. For more information on what was discussed at this meeting, please click here. (27/2/2024)

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The Embassy of Kosovo hosted a ceremony to celebrate 16 years of Kosovo independence and 15 years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kosovo and Japan. (20/2/2024)

2024-02-20

Dr. Arbenita Sopaj, a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ) the Special Assistant to the Ambassador of Kosovo and Mr. Keitoku Ikegami, a member of the GPAJ, acted as Masters of the Ceremony of the Independence Day and 15 th year of Diplomatic Relations Kosovo- Japan celebration hosted by the Embassy of Kosovo in Japan. Ambassador Dr. Sabri Kiçmari of the Republic of Kosovo spoke to the diplomats and officials of the Japanese government who participated in the Independence Day reception held at Hotel Okura in Tokyo on February 20, 2024. (20/2/2024)

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