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UK JAPAN RELATIONS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 15, 2023
Japan ruling bloc lawmakers facing hurdles to China visit plans
Trips to China by Komeito leader and senior LDP official both put on ice over Chinese anger at planned release of treated Fukushima water.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 14, 2023
Japan calls on China to approach Fukushima water release in 'scientific manner'
The issue of the water release took up a substantive amount of the hourlong talks between the nations' top diplomats, but the two did not come to a clear agreement on the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jul 14, 2023
Energy diplomacy kicks into high gear as Kishida heads to Middle East
Despite the government's ambitious goal to reach net zero by 2050, Tokyo remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels and imports 90% of its oil supplies from the Middle East.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2023
Japan assures safety of Fukushima water at ASEAN-plus-3 talks
No participants at the meeting explicitly opposed the plan except for China, which has repeatedly urged Japan not to go through with the discharge.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jul 14, 2023
Japan and EU agree to further deepen cooperation as strategic interests converge
Among the top deliverables was a decision to launch a strategic dialogue at the foreign ministerial level to ramp up security cooperation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2023
Japan and South Korea reaffirm cooperation on North Korea after ICBM launch
Talks were held on the fringes of Association of Southeast Asian Nations foreign ministerial gatherings with partner countries through Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2023
EU lifts post-Fukushima disaster import curbs on Japanese foods
The restrictions have been in place since the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 12, 2023
South Korea's Yoon asks to send experts to monitor Fukushima water release
The two leaders held a meeting on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Lithuania, during which they also condemned North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 12, 2023
Japan and NATO usher in new era of cooperation amid China concerns
Collaboration will go beyond traditional security areas and extend to cyber, emerging and disruptive technologies and strategic communications, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2023
Akie Abe, widow of slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to visit Taiwan
During the trip, Akie Abe is expected to meet with Tsai Ing-wen, the island's leader, and Vice President Lai Ching-te, a major candidate in the Taiwan presidential election next January.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2023
Kishida arranging summit with Zelenskyy in Lithuania
During his talks with Zelenskyy, Kishida is expected to express his eagerness to boost support for Ukraine in rebuilding its infrastructure and economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 10, 2023
China-led EV boom in Thailand threatens Japan's grip on key market
Siam Motors is in talks with several Chinese automakers about potential partnerships, particularly for high-end electric vehicles.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2023
Macron informs NATO chief of France's opposition to office in Tokyo
French President Emmanuel Macron has informed NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg of his opposition to the alliance's plan to open an office in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2023
U.S. Ospreys to conduct training at lower altitude in Japan
The Japanese and U.S. governments have agreed to lower the minimum altitude for low-level flight training by the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft in mountainous areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2023
IAEA chief says 'absolutely logical' Fukushima water release draws regional interest
Grossi also said he understands concerns over the Fukushima water release but says a review by the IAEA released last week found it was 'in conformity with international safety standards.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2023
IAEA chief's visit to South Korea draws protests against Fukushima water release
The protests came despite Seoul's announcement that it respected the IAEA's report and that its own analysis had found the release will not have 'any meaningful impact' on its waters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2023
Russia to tighten oversight of seafood over Fukushima water release
Moscow's consumer protection agency has said it will tighten supervision of imports of Japanese fish and other marine products amid concerns over the plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2023
Japan protests to South Korea over military drills on disputed islands
The two nations have long been at loggerheads over the sovereignty of the group of islets called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2023
China hints at expanding Japanese food ban after Fukushima water release
China's General Administration of Customs said that it would take necessary measures depending on developments related to the Fukushima water release plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2023
Japan delegation wraps up China visit as nations fine-tune ties 
Despite admonishing Tokyo over trade and geopolitical disputes, Beijing welcomed the Japanese delegation amid efforts to encourage economic and cultural cooperation. 

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