Tag - china-japan



Japan's exports grew 7.3% year-on-year in March, up for the fourth straight month, showing that the economy continues to benefit from the effects of the sliding yen.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 17, 2024
Japan’s exports get boost from China aided by yen tailwind
Exports gained 7.3% in March from a year earlier, with growth slightly decelerating from February’s 7.8% gain.
Honda has lagged behind European and U.S. competitors such as General Motors and Volkswagen in ramping up EV sales.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 16, 2024
Honda to launch next-generation EVs in China by 2027
The carmaker added that it also planned to roll out a total of 10 Honda-brand EV models in China by 2027.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa at a Cabinet meeting in Tokyo in March.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Japan's security environment at its 'most severe and complex,' policy report says
While North Korea and Russia pose challenges, some of the strongest words were reserved for China.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (left), South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin (center) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi prior to the trilateral foreign ministers' meeting in Busan, South Korea, in November
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2024
China, Japan and South Korea looking to hold summit in May, reports say
The three-way talks could follow a summit set for next week in Washington where Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is due to meet U.S. President Joe Biden.
Tan Tan was supposed to be sent back to China in 2020, but her return was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 1, 2024
Japan’s oldest panda, Tan Tan, dies at 28
The giant panda leased from China lived in Kobe Oji Zoo for 24 years as a symbol of recovery from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.
Blue pipelines to transport seawater, part of the facility for releasing treated radioactive water to sea from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, are seen during a treated water dilution and discharge facility tour for media, in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, last August.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 31, 2024
Experts from Japan and China discuss Fukushima water release
The two Asian powerhouses have spared over the issue since Japan began releasing the water into the Pacific Ocean last August.
The meeting between Japanese Ambassador to China Kenji Kanasugi and a Japanese employee of Astellas Pharma who has been detained by Chinese authorities on suspicion of espionage lasted about 30 minutes.
Mar 26, 2024
Japan's envoy to China meets detained Astellas worker
The meeting was held in Beijing for about 30 minutes. The man had no particular health problems, according to the sources.
Prosecutors decided not to indict two Chinese women who had been arrested for a fraud case that garnered attention due to their alleged ties with what has been called a Chinese "overseas police station."
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 26, 2024
Ex-officials of alleged Chinese 'police station' in Tokyo not indicted
One of the women was suspected of falsely claiming that her sex-related business was a chiropractic clinic in order to receive COVID-19 subsidies.
Japanese automakers explore a unified approach and industry consolidation to stay competitive in the global EV market.
Mar 19, 2024
As China’s EVs approach, Japan’s carmakers must step on the gas
China sees an opportunity to dominate, and just as it did with sectors from steel to solar panels, it’s unlikely to always play fair.
Hu Shiyun was in charge of Chinese language courses at Kobe Gakuin University's faculty of global communication and formerly headed the section.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Chinese professor at Japan university missing after visiting homeland
Hu Shiyun became unreachable after arriving in China following the end of summer school courses in August last year, and his family hasn't heard from him.
Towers at the Fukshima No. 1 nuclear power plant visible beyond a port on Sunday
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 13, 2024
China pressing Japan to run compensation system for Fukushima water release
Senior Chinese officials presented the demand to Japan several times last year through diplomatic channels, sources have said.
Shi Pong Hsu, 75, makes coffee in a Singapore coffee shop. The city-state's government projects that almost a quarter of its population will be 65 or over by 2030.
Mar 10, 2024
Singapore is bracing for a super-aging society
Japan and South Korea may be the poster children for low birthrates, but Singapore is confronting its own decline. Its solution? Bonuses for nurses.
Six months have passed since Japan started releasing treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 4, 2024
Fukushima water release still vexing China-Japan ties
China-bound exports of Japanese fishery products in 2023 plunged by some 30% from the previous year in value terms.
The revamped BYD Atto 3 in Tokyo. A perceived resistance in Japan to battery EVs and foreign brands is seen as a major barrier for BYD.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 1, 2024
BYD bolsters Japan push with EV lineup and dealership network
The Chinese carmaker has sold less than 1,500 passenger cars in 2023 in the Japanese market, which is dominated by hybrids.
A chef explains Japanese seafood dishes at a promotional event in Sao Paulo in January.
Feb 25, 2024
Japan diversifying seafood export destinations after China ban
Japan's fisheries industry is finding new buyers in Brazil, Singapore and the U.S. amid China's ban.
Boats are docked at Matsukawaura Fishing Port in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Friday.
Feb 24, 2024
Most Japan fishing groups hit by China import ban in Fukushima row
The survey found that 29 out of 36 respondents "had felt" or "had somewhat felt" negative effects, including financial damage due to the water release.
A woman works at a fishing port in Soma, about 45 kilometers away from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, in Fukushima Prefecture, last August.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Japan and China held talks over Fukushima treated water release
At the online meeting, there was no major progress in their discussions, as China keeps in place the import ban on all seafood products from Japan.
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.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
In competition with digital platforms, Japan's bookstores rethink their strategy