New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

25-08-14

The arrival of around 2000 top international scientists and researchers in Auckland later this month will make New Zealand the focus of the world science community, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

20-08-14

New Zealand’s population growth has been reported to be climbing faster than it has in any other year in the past decade. The latest estimate announced by Statistics New Zealand on 14 August puts the population at 4,509,900 at 30 June 2014, up 67,800 people or 1.5 percent since the previous year. Over half of the increase is attributed to migration of people from other countries.

19-08-14

On 6 August New Zealand’s Ambassador to Japan, Mark Sinclair, attended the ceremony at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park marking the 69th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing along with survivors of the attack, their descendants, peace activists, Prime Minister Abe and other dignitaries. 

15-08-14

11 August 2014
The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, met today with the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Japan Self-Defense Forces, General Shigeru Iwasaki.

The two Generals exchanged views on the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region and discussed opportunities for expanding bilateral defence cooperation.

08-08-14

1 August 2014

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says a P3K-2 Orion has today left New Zealand to support international anti-piracy operations.

A Navy command team will also deploy next week, taking the NZDF’s contribution to 68 personnel.

“New Zealand is committed to playing our part in international efforts to tackle piracy,” says Dr Coleman.

31-07-14

New Zealand is in the top ten in the latest ‘Human Development Index’  released by the United Nations Development Programme, headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

22-07-14
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand has used a special sitting of the United Nations Security Council to call for a full investigation into the crash of flight MH17.
 
"The crash of flight MH17 claimed the lives of 298 passengers and crew members, including one New Zealand citizen and one New Zealand resident," Mr McCully says.
 
08-07-14

The Prime Minister of Japan His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 7 July 2014.  Prime Minister Key welcomed Prime Minister Abe on his official visit to New Zealand and appreciated Japan’s ongoing commitment to the Pacific region under his leadership. 

04-07-14

The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will make an official visit to New Zealand next week, Prime Minister John Key announced today.

“Prime Minister Abe has been spearheading a revival of Japan’s economy and diplomacy,” Mr Key said.  

“His visit is an opportunity to mark New Zealand’s long-standing links with Japan through Government, business and personal ties.”

The two Prime Ministers will hold talks on Monday in Auckland and meet with business representatives from both countries. 

26-06-14

Paul Roberts, First Secretary, New Zealand Embassy and Koji Hikosaka, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise called on Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd’s Secretary General of the Corporate Strategic Planning and IR Office, Yasuhiko Sakurai on 12 June. 

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