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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2014
Mitsui O.S.K. paid ¥4 billion over ship seizure in China
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. has paid around ¥4 billion in connection with the recent seizure of its iron ore carrier by a Shanghai court due to a legal dispute, people familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2014
Obama given traditional garment by Hokkaido Ainu Association
The Hokkaido Ainu Association has sent U.S. President Barack Obama an Ainu traditional garment as a gift to mark his visit to Japan.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 23, 2014
TV program exports lag South Korea's
Japan's television program exports in the fiscal year ending in March 2013 totaled ¥10.43 billion, far less than South Korea's ¥18.63 billion, according to government data.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 23, 2014
Obama arrives for summit, to assure security ties are solid
U.S. President Barack Obama arrived Wednesday evening at Haneda airport at the start of a seven-day Asia tour in which he is expected to reaffirm America's commitment to maintaining regional security.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 22, 2014
149 lawmakers visit Yasukuni
A total of 147 lawmakers, as well as two Cabinet ministers, visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday morning, in a move that could be perceived as provocative by China, South Korea — and even the United States.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 22, 2014
South Korea, China hit Diet members' visit to Yasukuni Shrine
South Korea and China on Tuesday criticized a visit by nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, saying it represents the country's lack of remorse for wartime atrocities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 22, 2014
No-show is no snub by family-oriented first lady
When President Barack Obama touches down in Tokyo for the first state visit to Japan by a U.S. president in 18 years, his popular wife, Michelle, will be in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, urging national business leaders to hire more military veterans.
JAPAN
Apr 21, 2014
China ship seizure hikes redress fears
China's seizure over the weekend of a containership owned by shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K Lines for its failure to respond to a wartime compensation order related to a contractual dispute has raised concerns in Japan that further assets may be confiscated if more rulings favor Chinese plaintiffs.
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 21, 2014
U.S. proposes minimum import target for autos under TPP
The United States urges Japan to set a minimum level for U.S. automobile imports to make progress on the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership initiative.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 21, 2014
Abe skips Yasukuni, sends offering
Prime Minister Abe sends a 'masakaki' tree offering to Yasukuni Shrine for its annual spring ceremony, irking old war foe South Korea just before U.S. President Barack Obama's state visit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 21, 2014
Obama's state visit comes at crucial time
With defense and trade issues still to be resolved, Thursday's U.S.-Japan summit is a high-stakes game for both sides.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 21, 2014
Chinese admiral to snub Japan at meeting
The commander of the Chinese Navy will refuse to meet Japanese military officials at a regional naval symposium in China this week, a navy spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, citing what he called hurtful actions by Japanese leaders.
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2014
Shanghai court seizes Mitsui O.S.K. vessel over unpaid war redress
The Shanghai Maritime Court seizes a container ship from shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for ignoring a compensation order linked to a wartime contract dispute.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 19, 2014
Zero tolerance for forcibly altering status quo to top Abe-Obama rendezvous
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama intend to declare at their summit that they will not tolerate any alterations to the status quo by force.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 19, 2014
Japan, U.S. to meet again on remaining TPP gaps
Japanese and American officials are gearing up for a fresh round of talks in Tokyo this week over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 18, 2014
U.S. reluctant to specify Senkakus in Obama-Abe statement
The United States is reluctant to mention the islets at the center of a dispute between Japan and China in the statement to be released after next week's summit, a person familiar with Tokyo-Washington ties said Wednesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 17, 2014
Kishida to postpone visit to Russia over U.S. ties
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has decided to postpone his planned visit to Russia, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 15, 2014
Chinese leader accuses Abe of damaging bilateral ties
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang slams Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting with Japanese business leaders, putting the blame squarely on the current administration for the strained bilateral ties.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 13, 2014
Japan may waive maglev train technology license fees in deal with U.S.
The government is considering providing Japanese magnetically levitated train system technology to the United States without license fee to help realize a high-speed train service linking Washington and Baltimore, Maryland.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 13, 2014
Japan, South Korea to hold high-level talks on Wednesday
Director general-level talks are scheduled to pave the way for an Abe-Park summit and to discuss issues that include Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women.

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