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 ...

Africans hear China slam Abe as trouble

Jan 16, 2014

Africans hear China slam Abe as trouble

China’s diplomatic assault on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moved to another continent Wednesday, as China’s top official at the African Union labeled him a troublemaker just after his three-country visit to Africa. Abe visited Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique and Ethiopia over the last week, pledging ...

Jan 14, 2014

Kishida urges China talks, assures on apologies

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida called again Tuesday for China to agree to a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping. Kishida said the Abe Cabinet has “inherited” the views of its predecessors regarding Japanese colonial rule and wartime action in the ...

ADB: Set aside rows to beat pollution

Jan 14, 2014

ADB: Set aside rows to beat pollution

China and Japan should put aside their diplomatic differences and find common ground in protecting the environment, the Asian Development Bank said Monday. Takehiko Nakao, the ADB’s president, said China could learn from Japan’s historical record in cleaning up its once heavily polluted environment. ...