Can be used in order to indicate a word or phrase being defined, or for a definition that is clarified.
UN to wa kokuren no koto desu.
”UN" refers to the United Nations.
Rīdā no jōken to wa nani deshō ka.
What are the prerequisites of leadership？
Can be used between two clauses that are opposed in definition; the first clause represents a concession to the second (usually in the form of wa ie): "though, even though."
Seifu o shin'yō shite inai to wa ie, seifu no yarikata ni shitagawanai wake ni wa ikanai.
Even though you don't trust the government, you [still] have to adhere to its way of doing things.
「You may not trust the government, but you must still adhere to its way of doing things.」
Haru to wa ie mada samui.
Even though its spring, its still cold.
Thank you for your time, and hope this was useful, next time we shall cover the particle Ya・や, hope to see you there!
°˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ ° こゆうきあいはら °˖ ✧◝(○ ヮ ○)◜✧˖ °