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UK JAPAN RELATIONS

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JAPAN
May 29, 2013
Pyongyang offered to let Yokota's daughter go '10, but not to Japan
Pyongyang told Tokyo in May 2010 that it would allow Japanese abductee Megumi Yokota's daughter, Kim Eun Gyong, to leave North Korea as long as it wasn't to Japan, a source says.
JAPAN / Politics
May 25, 2013
Abe demanding North abductees deadline
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's adviser called on North Korea during his visit last week to set a 'deadline' in bilateral talks aimed at resolving the thorny issue of the abductions of Japanese.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 20, 2013
Abe's spin: We're ready to talk about abduction issue
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday he is ready to promote talks with North Korea to resolve the abduction issue after Pyongyang blew the lid off of what was supposed to be a secret trip by one of his closest advisers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 16, 2013
Iijima's North trip ups hope for progress on abductions
Tokyo authorized and is in charge of the surprise trip to Pyongyang by special adviser Isao Iijima, a senior government official indicated Wednesday, while Cabinet members all remained tight-lipped in public amid speculation the government hopes to resume direct talks with North Korea to resolve the abduction issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2013
Relatives of abductees issue call in the U.S. for international teamwork
Family members of Japanese abducted by North Korea called Thursday in Washington for international cooperation to quickly resolve the issue.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2013
Deployment of Global Hawk in Japan mulled
Tokyo and Washington may deploy the Global Hawk, a high-altitude U.S. reconnaissance drone, in Aomori Prefecture to increase surveillance of North Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
Okinawa U.S. land return plan inked
Tokyo and Washington agree on a road map for the reversion of five U.S. military facilities in Okinawa south of the Kadena base and vow to accelerate the handover.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
U.S. land return timetable in works
Japan and the United States plan to disclose concrete plans Friday to return some of the land south of Kadena Air Base on Okinawa that's being used by the U.S. military, a Japanese government source said Thursday.
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2013
Timeline seen for Futenma land reversion
Tokyo and Washington plan to stipulate that the site of a contentious U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa be returned to Japan's control within nine years.
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2013
Three Chinese vessels enter territorial waters near Senkakus
Three Chinese maritime surveillance ships sail inside Japanese territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 27, 2013
Boosting the Japan-U.S. alliance
If the two countries work to tackle problems in their own societies, the Japan-U.S. partnership could be as significant in the future as it has ever been.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 22, 2013
Abe shows a flair for pragmatism and survival
China is walking a fence. It blames the U.S. for North Korea's ambitions, yet works to avoid being seen as the enabler of the North's nuclear program.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 21, 2013
Abe: China stirs up rows to build support at home
China has a 'deeply ingrained' need to spar with neighbors over territory, because the Communist Party uses the disputes to maintain strong domestic support, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2013
Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for first time since radar-lock incident
Chinese maritime surveillance vessels are spotted traveling near the Senkakus for the first time since the Japanese government accused China of targeting weapons radar at a Japanese destroyer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2013
China accuses Japan of using radar case to 'hype crisis' in ties
Beijing accuses Tokyo of worsening strains in bilateral relations by announcing that a Chinese warship locked its weapons-targeting radar on a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer in the East China Sea on Jan. 30.
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2013
Tokyo to turn up heat on North Korea at U.N.
Japan will ask the U.N. this month to set up a panel to investigate North Korea over the abduction issue and other human rights violations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 24, 2012
Scholar tries to ease Okinawa's U.S. pains
Three years ago, Robert Eldridge gave up his associate professorship at Osaka University to work on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa. He said he thought he could make bigger contributions to U.S.-Japan relations in the prefecture than by teaching about the U.S.-Japan alliance to students at the school.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 27, 2011
History museum takes no prisoners
A powerful earthquake devastated Sichuan Province in 2008 and recovery is still ongoing, but this prosperous and fertile region of southwest China has also suffered a series of man-made disasters.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / CLOSE-UP
Feb 6, 2011
Yang Sok Gil: Writing about wrongs at home and abroad
Yang Sok Gil is renowned for his novels describing, with remarkable humanity and humor, people's wanton desires and the problems they cause, often from the viewpoint of minorities in Japan or elsewhere.
Japan Times
LIFE
Jun 13, 2010
Beneath the Battle of Okinawa
In 1966, Dave Davenport was a mystery to his fellow U.S. Air Force clerks on Okinawa. Whereas they would dress up in their finest threads and make for the clubs of Koza in their free time, Davenport would don the oldest clothes he owned and jump on a local bus heading into the middle of nowhere.

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