Apr 14, 2015

Japan estimates potential AIIB membership would cost ¥360 billion

Joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will cost Japan about ¥360 billion and give it a stake about half that of Beijing, according to government estimates in a document obtained by Bloomberg. Japan’s initial contribution would be ¥180 billion, before doubling when the ...

Dec 25, 2014

China asks Japan to stay peaceful after Abe wins re-election

A Chinese government official Wednesday renewed a call on Japan to appropriately face its wartime history and pursue peaceful development after Shinzo Abe was re-elected prime minister by the Diet. “A long-term steady and sound development of Sino-Japanese relations serves the fundamental interest of ...

Chinese public has no appetite for Senkakus fight: poll

| Dec 5, 2014

Chinese public has no appetite for Senkakus fight: poll


A majority of Chinese citizens believe the United Nations, not the battlefield, is the proper venue for settling their country’s maritime disputes with Japan, according to a first-of-its-kind opinion poll released last week. The survey, as reported by the University of Western Australia’s Perth ...

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 ...

May 8, 2014

New LDP delegation set to meet China's No. 4 leader on Friday

A group of lawmakers from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will meet with Yu Zhengsheng, the fourth-highest ranking member of the Communist Party of China, on Friday as the two countries work to repair bilateral relations badly damaged by territorial and historical issues. Former ...

Jan 27, 2014

Chinese ships create post-Davos stir

Chinese Coast Guard ships entered Japan’s 12-nautical-mile zone near one of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Monday, days after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caused an international stir by comparing Sino-Japanese relations with British-German ties in the runup to World War ...