National / Politics Aug 15, 2014

Abe's shrine offering riles China, South Korea

China said Friday it "resolutely opposed" Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's monetary donation to war-related Yasukuni Shrine on Friday, the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. "We again urge the Japanese side to seriously take a responsible attitude" and "take practical action to ...

Chinese authorities fine Fuji-Q copyright violator

National Aug 14, 2014

Chinese authorities fine Fuji-Q copyright violator

A local Chinese authority in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, has punished the operator of a spooky house for copyright violations involving Japanese amusement park Fuji-Q Highland in Yamanashi Prefecture, NHK reported Thursday. A fine of 275,100 yuan (¥4.5 million) has been slapped against the Chinese operator, ...

National / Politics Aug 11, 2014

Kishida may have sought Japan-China summit in talks with Wang

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday he met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Myanmar and discussed measures to improve relations strained by disputes over territory and the perception of wartime history. Kishida declined to reveal details of the Saturday meeting — the first ...

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 ...