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UK JAPAN RELATIONS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 21, 2014
Seoul's new envoy upbeat on patching up ties with Japan
South Korea's new ambassador to Japan, Yoo Heung-soo, is optimistic about improving diplomatic relations with Japan and said he was looking forward to using his contacts to patch up ties when he takes his post over the weekend.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 18, 2014
Lawmakers, China's vice president agree to improve bilateral ties
A group of Japanese lawmakers agreed Monday with Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao that both countries need to make efforts to mend bilateral relations.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 18, 2014
TPP meeting scheduled in Hanoi next month
The 12 nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative will hold a working-level meeting in Hanoi next month, Japanese government officials said Monday.
JAPAN / 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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 15, 2014
Three ministers visit Yasukuni on surrender day anniversary; Abe refrains
Three Cabinet ministers visit war-related Yasukuni Shrine as Japan marks the 69th anniversary of its surrender in World War II.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 15, 2014
Japan imposes asset freeze on North Korean shipping firm
The government on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry announced, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped decades ago by North Korean agents.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2014
Free Hug activist hopes to mend fences in Asia
It was August 2011 when Koichi Kuwabara hit the streets of Seoul with a mission in mind.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 14, 2014
Japan-U.S. auto talks leave TPP spinning its wheels
Japan and the United States failed to make significant progress Thursday on opening the Japanese automobile sector, ending working-level talks in Tokyo aimed at sealing the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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.
JAPAN
Aug 14, 2014
North Korea minister said to confirm abductee report coming in early September
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong has told Japan that Pyongyang will deliver in early September the first report on its ongoing investigation into the fate of Japanese nationals abducted by its agents in the past, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2014
JOC tells youth athletes to avoid wearing their uniforms in Nanjing
The Japanese Olympic Committee has told its Youth Olympic Games athletes not to wear their official tracksuits when out and about in the host city of Nanjing, China, due to fears over potential attacks.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 13, 2014
Japan to protest Russia's military drills on disputed islands
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday the government will lodge a protest with Russia over military exercises on an islet chain off Hokkaido at the heart of a territorial dispute.
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2014
Kishida and Indonesia's Jokowi seek enhanced security and economic ties
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks Tuesday with Indonesian President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and discussed boosting security and economic ties.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2014
Indonesia's president-elect urges Japan to invest more
Indonesia's President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is calling for more investment from Japan, saying it is "very important for Indonesia" to create jobs, solve energy problems and build infrastructure.
JAPAN / 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.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 11, 2014
Kishida has informal exchange with North Korean foreign minister
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Sunday he had an informal exchange with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong and suggested that he urged Pyongyang to conduct a thorough investigation into the abduction issue and to exercise restraint with regard to further missile launches.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 9, 2014
Foreign ministers of Japan, South Korea hold talks
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks Saturday with South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Myanmar's capital, with greatest interest focused on whether the meeting will pave the way for a summit between the leaders of the two countries.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 6, 2014
Former top brass say cyberspace key in new defense rules
As Japan and the U.S. work toward a historic upgrade of bilateral defense cooperation guidelines for the first time in 17 years, the biggest tasks for the two allies may be dealing with China's growing military and economic might while also keeping an eye on events in North Korea and its unpredictable...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 6, 2014
Japan, U.S. take 'step forward' in beef, pork tariffs talks
Japan and the United States have taken a "step forward" in negotiations over Tokyo's proposal to maintain tariffs on beef and pork under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but severe hurdles remain, a Japanese trade official said.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 5, 2014
China criticizes warnings in Japan's defense white paper as 'groundless'
China criticized Japan on Tuesday for making "groundless accusations" against Beijing in its annual defense white paper.

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