Mar 26, 2015

Diet members to visit China in early May

Members of a supra-partisan group of Japanese lawmakers are set to visit China for three days starting May 4. The plan was reported to Wednesday’s general meeting of the group, which works to promote friendship between Japan and China. The parliamentarians’ league, headed by ...

Mar 26, 2015

Abe to skip China's war parade: report

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said Wednesday, as the former wartime enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history. Tokyo has not officially replied to Beijing’s comments on the march, ...

ADB president eyes joint funding in projects with AIIB

Mar 25, 2015

ADB president eyes joint funding in projects with AIIB

Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao said Wednesday that jointly funding projects with a planned Chinese-led Asian development bank is one way to form a “complementary relationship.” “We’ll cooperate if it’s formally launched,” Nakao said at a news conference in Tokyo. “It’s impossible to ...

Ministers agree on leaders' summit

Mar 21, 2015

Ministers agree on leaders' summit

The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China on Saturday agreed that a summit of their leaders, on hold for nearly three years because of tensions over history and territory, should be held soon to mend the countries’ frayed ties. The ministers were ...

Mar 16, 2015

LDP, Komeito heavyweights to visit China next week

The secretaries-general of the ruling coalition parties said Monday they will make a three-day trip to Beijing next week in support of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to improve ties with China. Sadakazu Tanigaki of the Liberal Democratic Party and Yoshihisa Inoue of Komeito ...