LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Japan - Execution of three convicted persons (21.02.13)
France condemns the execution today in Japan of three detainees. These executions contradict the global trend toward the abolition of this inhuman punishment, the deterrent value of which has never been established.
Japan – Shinzo Abe’s election as Prime Minister (26.12.12)
France warmly congratulates Shinzo Abe on his election as Prime Minister of Japan and offers him its best wishes for every success in the exercise of his high office.
Japan – Execution of two detainees (27.09.12)
France urges Japan to re-establish the de facto moratorium in place in 2011 and to continue the national debate on the future of the death penalty.
Japan – France’s participation in the peace ceremonies at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (06.08.12)
France has decided to attend the peace ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9. It will be represented there by its ambassador. This is the first time that a French ambassador will take part in this event hosted each year by the mayors of the two cities.
Japan – Execution of two prisoners (03.08.12)
France deplores Japan’s execution this morning of two prisoners, Junya Hattori and Kyozo Matsumura.
Visit by Laurent Fabius to Japan and China (07-10.07.12)
In Tokyo on 7 and 8 July, he took part in the ministerial conference on Afghanistan, which – 10 years after the Tokyo conference on reconstruction – should enable the international community’s long-term support in the field of civilian cooperation to be reasserted. Indeed, following the transition period in 2014 Afghanistan will enter a decade of transformation towards economic and social development, based on her own resources and the development of her wealth – particularly her mineral wealth – thanks to private investment.