Newspaper article The Daily Yomiuri (Toyko, Japan)

Canada Envoy Hails Shared Values with Japan on Trade, Human Rights

Newspaper article The Daily Yomiuri (Toyko, Japan)

Canada Envoy Hails Shared Values with Japan on Trade, Human Rights

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In an era of growing uncertainty, Canada and Japan should strengthen ties to realize the two countries' shared values, such as free trade, sustainable development and human rights, Canadian Ambassador to Japan Ian Burney said on Friday at a Canada Day reception marking the 150th anniversary of the country's confederation.

In a welcome speech at the ambassador's official residence in Minato Ward, Tokyo, Burney stressed the importance of cooperating with Japan to tackle global issues such as climate change and security threats.

"Japan is a key partner for us in this endeavor," Burney said.

An estimated 400 people from politics, business and defense sectors attended the event, which was organized in partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister Kiyoshi Odawara also addressed the attendees. …

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