Former Prime Minister Fukuda meets Xi again

Oct 30, 2014

Former Prime Minister Fukuda meets Xi again

A meeting Wednesday between former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing was a positive step for repairing strained bilateral ties, the Abe administration said. “To have a meeting like that is a good thing,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ...

Oct 24, 2014

China criticizes new U.S. missile defense radar in Kyoto

The United States is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defense radar in Japan, according to an official in Beijing. “Neighboring countries pushing forward the deployment of anti-missile systems in the Asia-Pacific and seeking unilateral security is not beneficial to ...

Oct 17, 2014

Abe greets Chinese Premier Li at Asia-Europe summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchanged greetings with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday during a gathering of Asian and European leaders, a senior government official said Friday. Abe and Li, the second-highest ranking official in the Chinese Communist Party, shook hands with a smile ...

Oct 15, 2014

Komeito chief calls on Takaichi not to visit Yasukuni

Komeito to Takaichi: avoid Yasukuni The head of Komeito, the junior ruling coalition partner of the Liberal Democratic Party, urged internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi on Wednesday to drop her plan to visit Yasukuni Shrine during its upcoming fall festival. “We have been trying ...