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UK JAPAN RELATIONS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2014
Ishiba urges more collective-defense allies
Japan might seek other military allies aside from the United States, the Liberal Democratic Party's No. 2 suggests in Washington of its bid to legalize collective defense.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 1, 2014
Abe, Merkel stand firm on sanctions
Germany's Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that the leading industrial powers would stand united on further sanctions against Russia if needed, despite Moscow's threat to retaliate against foreign energy companies.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 30, 2014
Ukraine crisis has Japan on horns of a dilemma
As the crisis in Ukraine drags on, Japan faces the difficult task of striking a balance between standing by the U.S. and maintaining good relations with Russia.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 29, 2014
Abe-proposed defense memo faces regional 'sensitivities': Malaysia
A Japan-Malaysia memorandum on defense exchanges that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed last year could take a while to realize due to regional "sensitivities," Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 28, 2014
Australia, Japan talk shop on arms tech
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Australian counterpart David Johnston agreed Monday to expand technological cooperation on defense equipment following Japan's relaxation of a decades-old arms embargo.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 28, 2014
Japan, EU planning cybersecurity summit
With China a suspected source of cyberattacks, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Union leaders will agree at a summit in Brussels on May 7 to launch a dialogue to boost cybersecurity, according to a draft of a statement to be issued after the meeting.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2014
APEC summit eyed to repair China ties
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recognizes that the Pacific Rim leaders' meeting later this year in Beijing will present an opportunity to improve strained relations with China, Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2014
Britain unsure about Japan's claim to Senkakus, U.K. files show
Britain was unsure about Japan's claim to the Senkaku Islands in the early 1970s, according to declassified documents seen by Kyodo News at the National Archives in London.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2014
China releases trove of Japanese sex slave records
China has released previously confidential Japanese wartime documents, including some about "comfort women" forced to serve in military brothels during World War II, state media reported.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2014
Next Japan-North Korea talks likely in May, unless nuclear test is held
The next round of talks between Japan and North Korea will likely be held in late May at the earliest as Tokyo waits to see how Pyongyang reacts to a court decision on the de facto North Korean Embassy building in Tokyo, government sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2014
Chinese vice premier raps Abe, but upbeat on mending ties with Japan
Vice Premier Wang Yang criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tough stance toward China in a meeting with Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe but expressed hope of improving bilateral relations.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 25, 2014
U.S.-Japan impasse stalling TPP: Chile
The United States-Japan stalemate on farm and auto markets in the ongoing Pacific trade talks is locking all of the participants in a "waiting game," Chile's head of international economic relations said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 24, 2014
Abe secured only half of key goals at meeting
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finally gets a U.S. president to state for the first time that the bilateral security treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands.
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2014
¥4 billion paid for ship's release
Mitsui O.S.K. coughs up about ¥4 billion to secure the release of an ore carrier seized in China over a contract dispute predating World War II.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2014
Invitee Masuzoe in Beijing amid chill
Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe becomes the first Tokyo mayor to visit Beijing since 2008, receiving a warm welcome that he hopes will help thaw tensions with China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2014
Obama assures Abe on Senkakus
President Barack Obama says Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that the mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 24, 2014
Summit kept to script that sidestepped many issues
High-level summits like Thursday's between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are mostly scripted affairs, with a clearly defined agenda revolving around the most pressing, or politically important, issues.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2014
Did Barack, Shinzo get down to sushi or business?
U.S. President Barack Obama had his first session with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday in Tokyo, treated at what is often touted as the best-ever sushi bar in Japan: Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo's Ginza district.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2014
China holding three workers, Marubeni says
Three employees at one of Marubeni Corp.'s grain trading units in China have been detained by authorities, the trading house said Thursday, a move sources said was prompted by allegations it evaded taxes on soybean imports.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 24, 2014
Abe-Obama summit kicks off with security reassurances
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off long-awaited summit talks in Tokyo on Thursday morning, aiming to bolster security and economic ties.

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