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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 10, 2014
Japan, China navy chiefs set to meet for talks
The chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is expected to meet China's top naval officer during a trip to attend an international symposium later this month, a Japanese government source has said.
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2014
More racist stickers discovered at Shikoku pilgrimage restrooms
Racist stickers are found at three more restrooms along the 88-temple Shikoku Henro calling on hikers to 'protect our precious pilgrimage route from Korean hands.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 9, 2014
U.S. beef exporters disadvantaged by Aussie-Japan free trade pact
U.S. beef shipments to Japan may drop after the largest Asian buyer inked a deal with Australia to begin reducing import tariffs as early as next year, the agriculture ministry said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Apr 8, 2014
Australian FTA limits Obama's TPP options
The Japan-Australia free trade deal that lowers or ends tariffs on Australian beef and dairy exports to Japan and on Japanese exports of machinery, consumer electronics, auto parts and food products to Australia, now puts pressure on the United States — and President Barack Obama in particular —...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2014
Georgian envoy eager to enhance cultural exchanges
Levan Tsintsadze, Georgia's ambassador to Japan since December, said his mission is to promote active cooperation in science and culture between his country and Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2014
Japan, North Korea diplomats seek thaw in ties
At their first formal talks since November 2012, senior Japanese and North Korean diplomats on Sunday agreed to work toward settling "outstanding issues" impeding bilateral ties.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2014
China seen snubbing Japan for fleet review in Qingdao
The Chinese Navy has not extended an invitation to the Maritime Self-Defense Force to take part in an international fleet review China will host late next month, a senior Japanese defense official said Sunday.
EDITORIALS
Mar 27, 2014
Aiming for a Tokyo-Seoul summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye need to follow up their first formal meeting this week — held on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit — with a face-to-face meeting that doesn't require the intermediation of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 26, 2014
Japan and Australia fail to agree on tariffs in FTA talks
Japan and Australia failed to reach an agreement over cutting tariffs on farm products during ministerial talks Wednesday in Tokyo and could only confirm they will continue the negotiations.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 24, 2014
Tokyo must use economic muscle in talks with North: Yokota's parents
The parents of Megumi Yokota, kidnapped by North Korea in 1977, express hope Tokyo will use Pyongyang's economic fragility as leverage to resolve the abduction issue at key talks next week.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 24, 2014
The abduction drama game
Clearly there are people in Japan who do not want any rapprochement with Pyongyang — who are using the abduction drama to continue the image of a Japan threatened by enemies and needing strong military forces for defense.
COMMENTARY / COUNTERPOINT
Mar 22, 2014
Okinawa redux: Democracy and an alliance at risk
U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy made a meet-and-greet trip to Okinawa last month, an opportunity to gauge the lay of the land and listen to some of the stakeholders in the longstanding controversies over plans to reduce America's military footprint in the prefecture.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 20, 2014
Japan, North Korea to restart dialogue soon
Japanese and North Korean diplomats have agreed to work toward the resumption of formal intergovernmental talks for the first time since November 2012 "as soon as possible," a Japanese official said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 18, 2014
Vietnamese leader welcomes fresh aid from Japan
Visiting Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, meeting Tuesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, welcomed new official development assistance from Japan totaling ¥120 billion in yen loans.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 17, 2014
Cooler heads need to convey Japan's message
A note of skepticism has crept into the public perception of Japan-U.S. relations in both countries. For that reason, cooler heads must convey Japan's message to the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2014
China's top diplomat denounces Japan's take on historical issues
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday criticized Japan's leaders for mishandling historical issues, saying their recent words and deeds are running counter to the spirit the two countries shared when they normalized diplomatic relations in 1972.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 6, 2014
East Asia should build resilience through disaster-relief cooperation
The president of Soka Gakkai International urges Japan, China and South Korea to take the initiative in building a model of cooperation that will serve to mutually strengthen regional resilience to extreme-weather events and other disasters.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 4, 2014
Japan, Denmark eye cooperation on maritime security, FTA
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Danish counterpart Helle Thorning-Schmidt agreed Tuesday to strengthen bilateral cooperation on maritime security and pledged to seek the early conclusion of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 3, 2014
Japanese, North Korean envoys chat at Red Cross meeting
Foreign Ministry officials held informal talks with their North Korean counterparts on the sidelines of a meeting Monday between the Red Cross societies of their respective nations in Shenyang, northeastern China.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2014
Japan eyes informal talks with North
Japan plans to hold unofficial talks with North Korea when their respective Red Cross societies meet in China, offering a chance for resuming government dialogue.

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