Tag - china-japan-relations



A building in Tokyo's Akihabara district raided by the Metropolitan Police Department's public security bureau in May last year
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 21, 2024
Chinese 'overseas police station' in Tokyo raided over benefit fraud
According to papers submitted to prosecutors, the raids stemmed from an alleged illegal receipt of COVID-19 subsidies.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (left), South Korea's then-Foreign Minister Park Jin (center) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrive for a trilateral foreign ministers' meeting in Busan, South Korea, in November.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 9, 2024
Japan, China and South Korea still out of step over summit
Despite their foreign ministers agreeing to convene a meeting of top leaders promptly, no concrete scheduling has emerged.
A traveler walks past a flight information display at the Beijing Capital International Airport on Feb. 2 ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday that begins on Saturday in China.
Feb 8, 2024
Chinese visitors to Japan over Lunar New Year to fall short of 2019 level
Visa-free travel offered by some countries and last year's release of treated wastewater from Fukushima may be swaying Chinese travelers' decisions.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi during a news conference at the Prime Minister's Office on Monday
Feb 5, 2024
Classified Japanese diplomatic info leaked after Chinese cyberattacks
Japan has lagged behind other developed countries in the development of its cybersecurity defenses.
The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea
Feb 4, 2024
China ships warn Japan SDF planes to leave airspace near Senkakus
The issuance of warnings may have been newly added to tasks of the China Coast Guard.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks in Washington on Wednesday. Japan has stepped up attempts to engage with people close to Trump in recent weeks, worrying that if he returns to power he may seek some kind of deal with Beijing that could undermine recent efforts by the Group of Seven countries to counter China.
Feb 2, 2024
Japan's message for Donald Trump: Don't cut a deal with China
Tokyo has stepped up attempts to engage with people close to Trump in recent weeks.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House in Washington in January 2023. Some Japanese businesses are keenly waiting for the results of the U.S. presidential election in November.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 1, 2024
Japanese firms seek political stability and stronger alliance: survey
A possible Taiwan contingency is just one of the issues on the minds of companies in the country.
The new Japanese Ambassador to China, Kenji Kanasugi, speaks at a news conference in Beijing on Dec. 19 after arriving in the Chinese capital earlier in the day.
Jan 31, 2024
New Japan envoy in China meets with national detained over spying
The move followed a meeting in November between his predecessor and the man, a senior Astellas Pharma employee.
Marine product shipments to China saw a steep drop of 29.9%, with scallops, which had shown strong growth in recent years, dropping 43.6%.
Jan 30, 2024
Japan farm and fisheries exports hit record ¥1.45 trillion in 2023
Increased shipment to the United States and Hong Kong is making up for a decline in sales to mainland China, government data showed.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa vows to promote a "mutually beneficial" relationship with China in a diplomatic policy speech on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
Japan foreign minister wants 'mutually beneficial' ties with China
Kamikawa also expressed wariness over intensifying military cooperation between China, Russia and North Korea.
Nishikigoi, or ornamental carp, swim in an exhibition facility in Ojiya, Niigata Prefecture, on Nov. 1. The same month, China announced a ban on the import of the fish from Japan.
Jan 30, 2024
Nishikigoi breeders hope for early resumption of exports to China
The government has been pushing China to resume trade involving ornamental carp, but Beijing has yet to respond, officials say.
Masakazu Tokura (center), chairman of Keidanren, meets with Chinese Premier Li Qiang (right) in Beijing on Thursday along with members of a Japanese business delegation.
Jan 25, 2024
China vows to improve business conditions, Japan top lobby says
Beijing has embarked on a push in recent months to attract foreign investment back, with the government pledging more "heartwarming” steps.
The government estimates that in 2020, more than 10,000 visitors from China traveled to Japan for comprehensive medical examinations, spending around ¥1.5 million on average.
Jan 22, 2024
Japan's high-end medical services attract affluent Chinese tourists
The current trend reflects a growing health consciousness in China after the coronavirus pandemic, travel industry experts have said.
Japanese public sentiment toward China worsened in 2023, with 86.7% of respondents saying they felt unfriendly toward China, up 4.9 percentage points from the preceding year, while 12.7% felt friendly, down 5.1 points.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 20, 2024
Japan public sentiment toward China worsens, Cabinet Office survey finds
The survey found that 86.7% of respondents felt unfriendly toward China, up 4.9 percentage points from the preceding year, while 12.7% felt friendly, down 5.1 points.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel speaks during a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 18, 2024
U.S. envoy to Japan vows to continue calling out Chinese ‘hypocrisy’
Emanuel also gave a speech on what he described as Japan’s “groundbreaking accomplishments” in fields such as defense, economic growth and diplomacy.
Shipping containers at a port in Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province, on Friday
Jan 15, 2024
Most Japanese firms don’t see China’s economy improving in 2024
More than 400 companies said they cut investment in China last year, according to a survey of 1,713 firms by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during talks in Washington on Friday
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 13, 2024
China and Taiwan focus of top U.S. and Japanese diplomats' talks
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken “stressed the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait."
U.S. President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up as he walks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at Filoli estate on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, in Woodside, California, on Nov. 15. Their meeting attempted to calm the waters and tried to convey a sense that the U.S. and China could effectively manage their differences.
Jan 11, 2024
In 2024, U.S.-China ties likely to get worse before they get better
The trajectory of Washington and Beijing's relationship this year will have profound effects on Japan's own policies going forward.
Taro Aso, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, gives a speech at an event organized by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington on Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
LDP VP Taro Aso calls for peaceful Beijing-Taipei communication
Taro Aso spoke at an event organized by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, a U.S. think tank, in Washington.
In Washington on Monday and Tuesday, Pentagon and Chinese military officials held their first in-person defense policy talks since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted.
Jan 10, 2024
China's military vows no compromise on Taiwan after rare talks with U.S.
The meeting came as China warned Tokyo over remarks by former Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso that Japan would join the fight in a war over the democratic island.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation