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A Chinese coast guard ship and a vessel of the Japan Coast Guard sail in close proximity to each other, near the Senkaku Islands in 2013.
Dec 30, 2023
China plans to keep ships near Senkakus every day in 2024
The move comes despite Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterating "serious concerns" regarding the situation at a summit with the Chinese leader in mid-November.
New recruits for the People's Liberation Army attend a ceremony at a railway station in Ganzhou, in China's Jiangxi province, in March.
Dec 30, 2023
China’s legislature ousts nine military cadres as turmoil widens
The removals are a sign Chinese President Xi Jinping’s nearly decadelong drive to clean up the People’s Liberation Army is still incomplete.
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting in Hanoi earlier this month.
Dec 30, 2023
China plans strategy to challenge America’s global leadership
President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders pledged during a conference this week to raise China’s influence on world events "to a new level."
When Chinese President Xi Jinping came to power, he inherited a China that was enjoying prosperity, but also succumbing to gilded-age excesses.
COMMENTARY / The Year Ahead
Dec 29, 2023
The moral of the China story
Even if China is no longer “winning,” it would be short-sighted to dismiss its recent experience as irrelevant.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco in November
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 27, 2023
Xi was reluctant to resolve disputes during talks with Kishida: sources
The November meeting was the first between Kishida and Xi in about a year, and came as ties between Tokyo and Beijing continue to sour.
Xi Jinping
Dec 27, 2023
Xi touts alternative to Western capitalism in speech on Mao
Xi described "Chinese modernization” as "a cause passed down from veteran revolutionaries including Mao Zedong.”
The Chinese national emblem and flags at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 18.
Dec 21, 2023
China’s move to clip local borrowing puts growth engine at risk
A revamp of the intergovernment debt structure could diminish the fiscal discretion of local leaders and weaken their drive to enact new policies.
U.S. President Joe Biden greets his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Woodside, California, on Nov. 15 during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
Dec 19, 2023
Thaw in U.S.-China ties driven by domestic issues
There were no breakthroughs in Biden-Xi summit. But since then, there has been a lowering of tension and a rare sense of stability in the relationship.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend an EU-China summit in Beijing on Thursday.
Dec 12, 2023
China's Xi visits Vietnam after Biden, seeking to boost ties
The neighbors have very close economic ties but also share a millennia-long history of frequent conflict.
A young boy watches a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Military Museum in Beijing.
Dec 6, 2023
Xi Jinping is asserting tighter control of finance in China
The Communist Party expects banks, pension funds, insurers and other financial organizations in China to follow Marxist principles.
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, speaks during the Summit on Methane and Other Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases on day three of the COP28 climate conference in Dubai on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 6, 2023
EU takes tough line to China to level economic playing field
The EU fears China's weakened economic recovery may drive an uptick in exports
Pedestrians along the Bund in Shanghai on Oct. 29. The Chinese government is pushing a narrative that the city will play an important role in reinvigorating the nation’s economy.
Dec 1, 2023
Xi’s Shanghai visit sells city’s ‘innovation’ image
State media video footage using soaring music showed a stoic Xi making a visit to the Shanghai Futures Exchange and watching a robot demonstration.
Hideo Tarumi
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Japan envoy meets citizen detained in China over spying for first time
This was the eighth instance of access granted to the man, with only Japanese Embassy staff having been allowed to see him before Tuesday's meeting.
A pipeline transporting seawater is part of the facility for releasing treated radioactive water into the ocean from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant
Nov 27, 2023
Japan’s wastewater release could bring the region together
The release of treated radioactive water from Fukushima No. 1 could be a springboard for more transparency around nuclear energy in Japan and all of Asia.
A man sings for customers touring the Erhai lake on a sightseeing bus in Dali, in China's Yunnan province.
Nov 27, 2023
Chasing a different dream, China's tech nomads head for the hills
In the mountain town of Dali, former city-dwellers in search of a space for open discussion and exchange of ideas in authoritarian China find refuge.
An official shot for this year’s lineup for NHK’s annual “Kohaku Uta Gassen.”
PODCAST / deep dive
Nov 22, 2023
Things get warmer with Xi; Johnny’s get the cold shoulder
While Japan and China look to ease tensions, NHK makes things tense with a Johnny’s-less “Kohaku” announcement.
U.S. President Joe Biden greets Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Woodside, California, on Nov. 15.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Nov 21, 2023
'Offensive' and 'defensive' diplomacy: Managing ties with China
Since the 20th National Congress of the CCP, in October last year, Beijing has been seeking to maintain a balance.
Children take shelter when hearing an air raid sirens during an event held by the Taiwanese civil defense organization Kuma Academy, in New Taipei City on Saturday to raise awareness of natural disaster and war preparedness.
Nov 19, 2023
APEC over, Taiwan reports renewed Chinese military activity
With Chinese leader Xi Jinping in San Francisco last week, where he met U.S. President Joe Biden, the frequency of military activity had leveled off.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping during the final session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco on Friday
Nov 18, 2023
A rare opportunity to see China’s leader up close and (sort of) personal
President Xi Jinping of China is one of the most self-contained Chinese leaders in decades, who reveals next to nothing about his personal life.
U.S. President Joe Biden makes a toast during the leaders and spouses dinner at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco on Thursday.
Nov 18, 2023
APEC leaders divided on Ukraine and Gaza wars, but back WTO reform
Some leaders objected to language on Gaza and Ukraine "on the basis that they do not believe that APEC is a forum to discuss geopolitical issues."


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores