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Japan Maintains the World’s Highest Level of Peace

The current territory of the Republic of Moldova was invaded by the Ottoman Empire in the Middle Ages and by the Russian Empire and Soviet Union from the modern to contemporary eras. This young Eastern European country finally achieved its independence in 1991. Toshio Motoya spoke with His Excellency Dr. Vasile Bumacov, ambassador extraordinary and […]

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Japan Should Abolish the Principle Prohibiting the Introduction of Nuclear Weapons and Enter Into a Nuclear Sharing Arrangement

Member of the House of Representatives Hiroyuki Nakamura was president of a construction company before entering politics as part of the Hokkaido Prefectural Assembly. In his third term as a member of the National Diet, today he is serving as a bridge between construction organizations and national politics as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s […]

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Many People Should be Aware of Japan’s Wonderful Culture and History

Governor of Saitama Prefecture Kiyoshi Ueda has accomplished many things during his 14-year term of office including reducing the number of high-school dropouts and cutting the number of government workers. Undaunted by four continuous election losses, he has a spirit of fortitude and was successfully elected to the National Diet on his fifth try. Toshio […]

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Japanese People Don’t See the Wonderful Qualities of Japanese Society

Jamaica gained independence after 450 years of being a Spanish and British colony, and today its motto is, “Out of Many, One People.” Toshio Motoya spoke with His Excellency Mr. C.P. Ricardo Allicock, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of The Embassy of Jamaica in Tokyo, about the beliefs of the Jamaican people, unique characteristics of Japanese […]

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Only Patriots Can Respect Other Countries

Ousmane Sankhon was a diplomat when his cheerful character on Waratte Iitomo! gained him great popularity. Devoted to communication between Japan and his home country of Guinea, he received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays in spring of this year. Toshio Motoya spoke with Sankhon about how Japan should interact with […]

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Young People Should Learn Many Things from Experienced Elders

The Republic of Honduras is home to abundant nature including vast forests and the world’s second-largest coral reef, as well as ruins from the prosperous Maya civilization and other ancient historic sites. Toshio Motoya spoke with Charge d’Affaires ad Interim Carlos Onan Mendoza Tovar about Honduras’ trade policy efforts and the development of transport routes […]

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Japan has Finally Begun Breaking Free of the Postwar Regime

Member of the House of Councillors Seiichi Eto started his political career 27 years ago as a city council member before becoming involved in national politics. He has served as special advisor to the prime minister since the founding of the second Shinzo Abe administration. Eto has had a consistently conservative ideology from his student […]

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Reviving the Extended Family Would Reduce Social Welfare Spending

Hiromi Mitsubayashi was born into a political family; his grandfather was a town mayor and his father and older brother were members of the House of Representatives. He became a physician and even worked as a university professor before entering the world of politics as a House of Representatives member. Drawing on his expertise as […]

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