Tag Archives: Japan

  • China to hold military parade to ‘frighten Japan’

    China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009, reports said on Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan". ...

  • ISIS beheads Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one

    A video has reportedly appeared on the internet showing one of the Japanese hostages held by jihadists. He claimed his companion was executed and said the Islamic State want him swapped for a female suicide bomber. ...

  • ISIS threatens to kill two Japan hostages unless $200 million ransom paid

    The militant Islamic State group released an online video on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and demanding $200 million in ransom. ...

  • China’s Xi and Japan’s Abe hold landmark meeting

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held formal talks on Monday for the first time since the two leaders took office, a breakthrough in ending a two-year row over history and territory. ...

  • China’s Xi commemorates start of war with Japan

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday commemorated the 77th anniversary of the war with Japan, condemning those who "ignore the iron facts of history." ...

  • China, Japan blame each other for jet encounter

    China and Japan are blaming each other for a close encounter between military jets over the East China Sea. China's defence ministry says Japanese F-15 fighters followed a Chinese TU-154 plane. ...

  • 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. ...