Sep 23, 2014

Abe restates desire to meet with Chinese leader

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reiterated his strong desire to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in November. Abe confirmed in a question-and-answer session at Columbia University on Monday that he will attend the Asia-Pacific Cooperation forum summit in Beijing that month, and said ...

Sep 22, 2014

Business delegation sets foot in Beijing

A delegation of around 200 executives from major Japanese firms arrived Monday in Beijing with the hope of opening a path for improved bilateral relations. The visit comes less than two months before China hosts a regional summit during which the top political leaders ...

Sep 17, 2014

Japan, China, S. Korea finance chiefs to meet Friday

Finance ministers and central bank governors from Japan, China and South Korea will hold their first meeting in 28 months on Friday. The gathering had been held every May before 2013. That year the meeting was skipped due to Japan-China tensions over the Senkaku ...

Sep 10, 2014

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll revealed Wednesday, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles. A survey conducted in both nations found that 53.4 percent of Chinese believe there ...

Sep 6, 2014

In talks Japan and U.S. remain apart over TPP-related auto trade

Japan and the United States remained apart Friday over the issue of whether Japan can allow U.S. automakers more access to the domestic market under an envisioned Pacific free trade deal, a Japanese official said. “We made some progress but reached no new agreement,” ...

Aug 15, 2014

Abe's shrine offering riles China, South Korea

China said Friday it “resolutely opposed” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s monetary donation to war-related Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. “We again urge the Japanese side to seriously take a responsible attitude” and “take practical action ...