Taiwan first lady to attend exhibit

National Jul 28, 2014

Taiwan first lady to attend exhibit

Taiwan's first lady, Chow Mei-ching, will visit Japan next week for a trip she postponed last month after posters and other promotional materials prepared by the Japanese side omitted the word "national" in referring to a rare exhibit by Taiwan's National Palace Museum, the ...

China's forces grow more sophisticated

National / Politics Jun 7, 2014

China's forces grow more sophisticated

China is improving its military doctrine, training, weapons and surveillance to be able to conduct more sophisticated attacks against the United States and other adversaries, including Japan, according to the Pentagon. After jamming communications and mounting other forms of electronic and cyberwarfare, stealthy Chinese aircraft, ...

Abe backs up ASEAN on maritime security, prods China

National / Politics May 30, 2014

Abe backs up ASEAN on maritime security, prods China

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to support Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial disputes with China, saying the use of force and intimidation to change the status quo cannot be justified. In a speech at the Asia Security Summit in Singapore, Abe said ...

Business / Economy May 29, 2014

Flurry of contacts with China takes positive swing toward commerce

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao and the head of the Keidanren business lobby agreed Wednesday to expand bilateral economic cooperation despite continuing political tensions. "Although China and Japan are currently fighting about historical issues" and over which country controls a group of islands in the ...

Chinese jets, SDF flirt with 'Top Gun' scenario near Senkakus

National May 25, 2014

Chinese jets, SDF flirt with 'Top Gun' scenario near Senkakus

Chinese fighter jets flew within a few dozen meters of Japanese military planes over the East China Sea, officials in Tokyo said Sunday, prompting Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to accuse Beijing of going "over the top" in its approach to disputed territory. The Chinese SU-27 ...