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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2014
Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed hope Tuesday of holding further talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and overcoming difficulties in the bilateral relationship.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2014
Abe, Park chat briefly in Beijing, agree to advance working-level talks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye spoke informally Monday during an APEC dinner and agreed to move bilateral senior working-level talks forward, Japanese and South Korean government officials said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 11, 2014
Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials.
BUSINESS
Nov 7, 2014
Abe skeptical about Obama's future influence on TPP talks
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is concerned about whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact talks will be finalized while U.S. President Barack Obama can wield influence, TPP minister Akira Amari indicated Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 5, 2014
Abe, Xi likely to have some contact at APEC summit
As the leaders of both China and Japan prepare to attend a regional economic meeting, the event offers them an opportunity to meet and begin to repair deeply frayed relations.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 5, 2014
Abe Cabinet says deal with China preventing Yasukuni visit 'does not exist'
Japan has decided to hold firm on its stance that it has no agreement with China preventing the prime minister and two other senior leaders from visiting the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 31, 2014
APEC diplomacy could help thaw chilly ties
Next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing looks like a high-risk enterprise, as it is not even clear if Chinese President Xi Jinping and South Korean President Park Geun-hye will agree to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for discussions aimed at lowering tensions in the region.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2014
China to push creation of APEC-wide free trade zone by 2025
China will be calling for a commitment by the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum toward the creation of a Pacific-rim free trade area by 2025.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 12, 2014
Abe dispatched senior bureaucrat Yachi to Fukuda-Xi meet in Beijing
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a senior government official to a secret meeting between former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in late July, sources close to Japan-China relations said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 9, 2014
Expectations mount in Japan for Abe-Xi meeting
Expectations are growing in Japan that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for an ice-breaking chat next month, while an aide signaled that Abe may postpone visits to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine that have infuriated Beijing in the past.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 7, 2014
Abe, Putin to meet on APEC sidelines in November
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet Russian President Vladmir Putin on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing in November, the two leaders agreed Tuesday, a Japanese official said.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2014
Abe-Obama talks lined up for November's APEC confab in Beijing
U.S. and Japanese officials are arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to meet President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Beijing in November.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2014
Abe sent message to Xi calling for bilateral summit: source
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently sent a personal message to Chinese President Xi Jinping saying the two leaders should meet to repair relations, a diplomatic source says.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 3, 2014
Abe repeats call for talks with Xi at next APEC meeting
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday repeated his desire to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit talks in Beijing in November.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 18, 2014
APEC pushes road map by yearend for new Asia-Pacific free trade zone
Asia-Pacific trade ministers agree to promote regional integration and draft a road map for setting up a new free trade area this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2014
APEC summit eyed to repair China ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recognizes that the Pacific Rim leaders' meeting later this year in Beijing will present an opportunity to improve strained relations with China, Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Monday.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 24, 2014
Reducing shock to businesses after a disaster
The downturn in automobile and information and communications technology manufacturing after Japan's 3/11 tragedy underscore the critical importance of building business resilience to lower disaster risk and ensure trade flows that keep the APEC economies moving in an era of production interdependence.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 4, 2014
APEC: Does what happens in China remain in China?
China may not kill its journalists, but imprisonment, explusions and visa delays vex foreign news organizations. As host of this year's APEC Forum, China has a chance to turn a page by allowing open coverage of events.
EDITORIALS
Oct 10, 2013
Don't sell out Japan in TPP talks
The Abe administration's apparent rush to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks before yearend is disturbing given the lack of clarity so far on what Japan may be agreeing to.
BUSINESS
Oct 8, 2013
APEC vows to hike trade amid fear of weak growth
Asia-Pacific leaders warn that global growth is too weak as they pledge to boost trade and investment while avoiding protectionism.

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