China's No. 3 leader says ties with Japan improving

May 5, 2015

China's No. 3 leader says ties with Japan improving

A senior Chinese political leader said Tuesday the country’s once frosty relations with Japan have started thawing following a series of recent exchanges. “Sino-Japanese relations have taken the welcoming initial step toward improving,” Zhang Dejiang, ranked third in China’s Communist Party, told a cross-party ...

May 5, 2015

Abe's cherry tree blooms in Moscow

A cherry tree that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planted in Moscow two years ago has come into bloom. As a token of hoping to develop Japan-Russia relations, Abe planted the tree in a Japanese garden attached to the Russian Academy of Sciences when he ...

May 4, 2015

Abe, Obama exchange 'thank you' tweets

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama have exchanged tweets in a sign of their closer personal ties following Abe’s official visit to the United States last week. “Barack, thank you for everything, including Lincoln Memorial tour, Yamaguchi sake and haiku — ...