Tag Archives: Japan

  • Japan delegation leaves for Beijing to mend ties with China

    A delegation of senior Japanese lawmakers left for Beijing Sunday on a mission to mend ties between the two neighbours amid a territorial dispute, which has prevented a leaders' summit. ...

  • Japan PM makes offering to Yasukuni Shrine, angers China, South Korea

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, angering both South Korea and China. ...

  • China ‘seriously condemns’ Japan PM’s war shrine visit

    China strongly condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to the flashpoint Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo Thursday, saying it glorified Japan's "history of militaristic aggression". ...

  • No end in sight for Japan-China row: analysts

    East Asia is trapped in a vicious cycle of escalating tensions, with China's rising power giving Japanese hawks legitimacy in their bid to bolster the military — exactly what Beijing says it fears. ...

  • China sends warplanes into disputed air space

    China's military sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft on patrol into disputed air space over the East China Sea on Thursday. ...

  • Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

    Thousands of Japanese erupted in joy early Sunday as they learned Tokyo would host the 2020 Olympic Games, beating out Istanbul in the final IOC vote. Madrid, the third finalist, was eliminated in an earlier vote. ...

  • Hiroshima marks 68th anniversary of US atomic bombing

    Tens of thousands gathered at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima on Tuesday to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-atomic sentiment runs high in Japan. ...

  • Japan’s next PM Abe must deliver on economy, cope with China

    Japan's hawkish ex-premier Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to run the country after his conservative Liberal Democratic Party surged to power in Sunday's election. ...

  • Tensions flare over South China Sea at Asian summit

    Japan warned on Monday that a row over the South China Sea could damage "peace and stability" in Asia as China stalled on a plan to ease tensions. ...

  • Tokyo governor talks tough on isles

    As Japan tries to smooth a quarrel with China over the sovereignty of a set of islands that lies between them, the man who ignited the current flare-up shows no sign of turning down the heat. ...