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UK JAPAN RELATIONS

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. 
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 6, 2023
Japan in talks to buy gas from Qatar amid diversification shift
Qatar is currently offering prices that Japanese firms deem as too high, a key issue that may ultimately scuttle discussions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2023
Japan and ASEAN justice ministers reaffirm support for rule of law
A joint statement underscoring their collective commitment was issued after a meeting in Tokyo, amid China's increasing maritime assertiveness in the East and South China seas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2023
China's top diplomat criticizes Japan over Taiwan in talks with trade mission
In Beijing, Wang Yi told former House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono claims by some that a Taiwan contingency would be an emergency for Japan were 'absurd and dangerous.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2023
Defense engagement between Japan and Italy picks up pace
The developments come as Tokyo is broadening its network of partners to counterbalance China's growing military ambitions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 6, 2023
Seafood and beauty exports at risk over Fukushima waste disposal plan
China and Hong Kong, both major importers of Japanese goods, have reiterated concerns over the plan even after the International Atomic Energy Agency said the disposal strategy is safe.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2023
Japan and China eye foreign ministers talks in Indonesia next week
The two ministers last met in early April when Yoshimasa Hayashi became the first Japanese foreign minister to travel to China since December 2019.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2023
Japan and South Korea arranging summit to be held in Lithuania
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol are set to meet on the sidelines of a two-day NATO summit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2023
Former abductee asks Kishida to meet with North Korea's Kim
Hitomi Soga, 64, met with Kishida around a month after the premier pledged to pursue high-level negotiations with Pyongyang.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 5, 2023
China's top diplomat urges Japan and South Korea to know their 'roots'
Wang Yi lashed out at Tokyo and Seoul for tilting toward Washington and called for strategic autonomy and trilateral cooperation among the Asian neighbors.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 4, 2023
Japan a likely winner in United States’ China strategy
While America's economic security posture toward China may be too much for some countries to stomach, it is at least helping its closest allies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2023
Taiwan legislator leads trial of ferry service to Yonaguni island in Japan
Taiwan's Legislative Speaker You Si-kun and a delegation of around 80 people sailed from a port in Suao in Yilan at 9 a.m. and arrived at Yonaguni after a two-hour voyage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 4, 2023
Japan shaping softer AI rules, official says, amid hopes of boosting chip sector
There are also aspirations to use AI to compensate for the nation's graying population, said to be causing a labor shortage.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2023
Okinawa governor visits China in latest show of regional diplomacy
Denny Tamaki's initiatives seek to increase Okinawa's diplomatic leverage, with the prefecture situated on the front line of diplomatic and military tensions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2023
North Korea and Japan officials met to discuss abduction issue, report says
The officials met at least twice in third countries such as China and Singapore, the report by Dong-A Ilbo said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2023
Japan and EU consider enhancing security cooperation
Japan and the European Union are likely to pledge to bolster joint drills in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2023
Former Trump national security adviser concerned over Japan app market expansion
Robert O'Brien voiced concern over Tokyo's plan to require major app store operators such as Apple Inc. and Google to allow users to download apps outside of their selling platforms.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 2, 2023
'More than words': The Japanese men joining Ukraine's fight
A handful have joined Ukrainians battling the Russian invasion, defying their government's warnings and bucking a decadeslong national principle of pacifism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jul 2, 2023
With eye on China, Japan to deepen ties with NATO at key leaders' summit
A NATO office in Tokyo and a new partnership agreement with the alliance are set to top Fumio Kishida’s agenda when he attends next week's summit in Lithuania.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2023
Japan says Russian warships spotted near Okinawa islands and Taiwan
Similarly, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said earlier in the week it had spotted two Russian frigates off its eastern coast and sent aircraft and ships to keep watch.

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