Japan Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara at CSIS

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[The speech can now be watched any time above.]
At the Center for Strategic and International Studies today, from 12 noon until 1 pm EST, Japan Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara will speak.
His presentation will run here live at The Washington Note. Maehara, one of the top leaders of the Democratic Party of Japan, is an innovative thinker. I was impressed with his response to a question I posed on nuclear questions and Iran in April 2009 which folks can read here.
His statement will have significance given the efforts to restart negotiations with North Korea and with the upcoming visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington.
— Steve Clemons

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9 comments on “Japan Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara at CSIS

  1. article writing says:

    Japanese minister as usual perfect !!!!

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  2. questions says:

    The chief of surgery is “optimistic” about Giffords’ condition.
    5 are critical, 5 others are in the hospital as well.
    One child was admitted to the hospital and is dead.

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  3. questions says:

    From TPM, a timeline, east coast times??
    University Medical Center in Tucson is confirming that, contrary to earlier published reports, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is alive and in surgery at the hospital.
    Late Update: 2:53 PM — The hospital is reportedly going to release a statement on Giffords in 30 minutes. We also have a report that a news conference will be held at 1:30 PM local time (3:30 PM EDT).
    Late Update: 2:56 PM — Local police reportedly have a 21 year old man in custody as the suspected shooter.
    Late Update: 2:59 PM — Speaker Boehner releases statement, “horrified by the senseless attack.”

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  4. questions says:

    kos comments suggest that it happened in an unincorporated area and it took 30 minutes for emergency help to arrive. If this holds up as well, there’s something to say regarding basic city services.
    Apparently, several people were shot along with the Congresswoman.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/1/8/934338/-Statement-by-President-Obama-on-Giffords-shooting

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  5. questions says:

    From NYT:
    “He said that one of the staffers tackled the gunman and that he and others helped detain the suspect. The doctor described the gunman as a white male in his mid-20s with short hair and

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  6. questions says:

    The package bombs in Md. and addressed to Napolitano maybe should be added to this news as well.
    You delegitimate the political process and this is the kind of result you get. But I suppose the thing to do is to wait for more information. It looks ugly out there, though.

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  7. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Rep. Gifford (D.Ariz) shot.
    My prediction: The shooter is some wackjob asshole Tea Partier that is a regular listener to Glen Beck. His entire world view is undoubtedly shaped by Fox News.
    The scum on the so-called “right” will try to disentangle their inflammatory rhetoric from being a factor, and the scum on the so-called “left” will make private ownership of firearms into the culprit.

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  8. Paul Norheim says:

    Steve, I know you’re very busy – just want to ask if you’ve
    received my email from yesterday?

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  9. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Steve, still looking forward to your essay on the Obama Administrations “achievements vs. failures” in the foreign policy arena. Or are you still waiting for an “achievement” or two to include in your essay?
    I know!!! You can include Obama’s continuation and escalation of Bush policies, particularly as it applies to rendition, drone use, and political assasinations!
    And speaking of nuclear issues, how wonderful that our State Department has belittled, insulted, and made light of Iran’s invitation to allow tours of its nuclear facilities. Its this kind of wise diplomacy that is sure to improve our relations with Iran, and discourage them from developing nuclear weapons, eh?
    Egads, its the attack of the achievements!
    Ask Maehara how the general public in Japan feels about the United States these days. Another “achievement”, I suppose?

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