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UK JAPAN RELATIONS

BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 2, 2014
TPP nations set to meet in Ottawa as U.S. pushes for deal
Officials from the 12 countries involved in a Pacific free trade initiative will seek to advance their stalled talks during a meeting in Ottawa starting Thursday, following U.S. President Barack Obama's call for an agreement on the framework by November.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2014
Rocky start for Japan-North Korea talks on abductions
Senior Japanese and North Korean officials discussed specifics Tuesday of Pyongyang's promised establishment of a new body that will look into its past abductions of Japanese nationals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2014
Tokyo and Pyongyang have agreed on visit to Japan by Yokota kin: Seoul paper
North Korea and Japan have agreed that the daughter of Megumi Yokota, who was abducted by North Korean agents in 1977, will visit Japan in November, a Seoul newspaper reports.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 1, 2014
South Korea pushes Japan to dispel any concerns about past history
South Korea on Tuesday urged Japan to dispel concerns among neighboring countries about its militaristic past as it moves to reinterpret its Constitution in such a way as to allow for the exercise of collective self-defense.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 30, 2014
Japan, U.S. resume bilateral TPP talks before Ottawa meeting
Talks with the United States aimed at narrowing remaining differences over a Pacific free trade pact resumed Monday in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2014
Paraguay leader vows to boost investment climate for Japanese firms
Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes agreed Wednesday to improve the investment climate in the South American country in an effort to attract more Japanese firms.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2014
Japan, North Korea to hold abduction talks next week
The first round of talks with North Korea on its promised inquiry into the abductees issue will take place next Tuesday in Beijing, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 24, 2014
Abe and Aquino pledge stronger security ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III pledged Tuesday to deepen security cooperation, at a time when their countries are facing growing military assertiveness from China.
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2014
Taiwan gives green light to museum exhibitions in Japan
Display of ancient Chinese artifacts from the last millenium gets the go-ahead after Tokyo corrects wording on official promotional materials.
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2014
Tokyo National Museum bends to Taiwan to salvage exhibition of Chinese treasures
Tokyo curators rethink earlier decision on wording of promotional materials for an exhibition of Chinese treasures as Taiwan's first lady postpones her visit to Japan.
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2014
Japan wants North Korea to clarify 150 points over abduction issue
Tokyo planning to press Pyongyang for answers on 150 points related to the abduction of Japanese nationals that have remained unresolved since 2002.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 18, 2014
Kishida to delay visit to Russia again
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida plans to delay his visit to Russia to September or later out of consideration for Japan's alliance with the United States, a country that has taken a tough stance toward the Kremlin over the crisis in Ukraine, government sources said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 18, 2014
Abe, Colin Powell express concern over Iraq crisis
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell agreed Wednesday on the need for diplomatic efforts to stop the escalating violence in Iraq.
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2014
North notification details discussed
Officials from Japan and North Korea are discussing how Pyongyang will inform Tokyo about the launch of a unit to conduct fresh investigations into the abductee issue, Cabinet members said Tuesday, which could happen as early as this week.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2014
Tokyo compiled '93 'comfort women' apology on its own: South Korea
A South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Sunday that Tokyo acted on its own in acknowledging that the Imperial Japanese military coerced Asian and other women to work in brothels before and during World War II.
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2014
North said to resume reprogramming of abductees
North Korea this spring subjected abductees to mass ideological education on the superiority of the North's regime, according to the head of a group of victims' families.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2014
Activists trace fate of Korean wartime laborers
A group of Osaka-based activists hunting for public records on Koreans who were forced to work in Japan during the war has helped uncover information on missing workers and bring closure to their families in South Korea.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2014
Japan, Australia discuss joint development of military technology
The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and Australia held a meeting to discuss how they will cooperate in developing defense equipment and technology.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 11, 2014
China seeks UNESCO listing for Nanking Massacre, sex slave archives; Japan protests
The government has filed a protest against China's applications to have what it says are historical documents on the 1937 Nanking Massacre and Japan's wartime "comfort women" brothel system registered in the U.N. archive program, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 8, 2014
Japan sends list of 470 potential abductees to North Korea
The Abe government has presented North Korea a list of around 470 Japanese nationals it believes could have been abducted by the communist country, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga revealed Sunday.

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