Apr 13, 2015

Textbooks toe the government line

The government would do well to remember that uniform textbooks compiled by the state during and before World War II went hand in hand with Japan's militarism.

Mar 28, 2015

China's Xi preaches peace in keynote address

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country’s interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development. Xi has jangled regional nerves with a ...

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 ...

Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

Jun 9, 2014

Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships more than 1,000 times in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said while it wants good relations with its southern neighbor, it would not abandon principles to achieve that. The accusation came after ...

Jun 6, 2014

Securing the rule of law at sea


To resolve conflicting territorial claims in Southeast Asia, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls upon governments in the region to return to the spirit and provisions of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.

Jun 5, 2014

Japan, China execs vow to unite on commerce

Business leaders from Japan and China have pledged to keep the lines of communication open despite diplomatic friction over the Senkaku Islands and conflicting perceptions of wartime history. “Relations between China and Japan are in a state to be very concerned,” Charles Yin, founder ...

Jun 4, 2014

Court to China: Support sea claims

A tribunal in The Hague has asked China to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea by submitting evidence within six months, despite Beijing’s refusal to respond to a Philippines legal challenge to its vast claims in the region. China has refused ...