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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Japan offers Philippines 10 ships to patrol South China Sea

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Japan offers 10 ships to Philippines Japan will provide the Philippines with 10 coastguard vessels as the two nations deepen their strategic partnership to counter what they said were threats from China in the disputed South China Sea. The Philippines' foreign secretary, Albert del Rosario, said Japan's foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, made ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Japan pursues diplomatic offensive in Philippines visit

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Japan pursues diplomatic offensive A two-day visit by Japan's foreign minister to the Philippines appears to be part of a well-coordinated diplomatic offensive ... first overseas trip since winning office to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Japan's top government spokesman said it was not aimed at counter-balancing China's influence ...

  3. Firms upbeat on HK economy over next two years

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Kelvin Chan

    ... democratic reform in the next few years. On the global economy, Mr Woon said things looked positive, with the US and Japan showing signs of recovery. 'Then of course, there are all ... up from 3.1 per cent last year. They are even more bullish about 2005, with 43.6 per cent expecting good or very good business conditions. 'Next year's economy is looking to be very ...

  4. Japan to restart working visits for HK's young

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Applications for working visas to Japan for young Hongkongers will open in July after being delayed three months by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in March. Up to 250 visas ... the quake will affect the desire of Hongkongers aged 18 to 31 to work in Japan, the number of visas on offer is similar to last year, when 658 people applied and 236 received visas. '[The ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... in the South China Sea would have raised other problems and antagonised China. Nevertheless, outside powers such as China, India, Japan and the US are likely to want to participate, given ...

  6. Declining Japan: a sign of things to come

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... The economic miracle has disappeared. However, Japan remains a major economic power with a healthy economy. Many of Japan's problems today are those of a mature economy whose competitiveness ... Joseph Cheng In recent years, Japan's concerned public has gradually turned its attention from the decline in economic growth rates to more long-term social trends. As one ...

  7. News - China

    Japanese PM Abe calls for summit with China amid territorial row

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... largest economies have been at diplomatic daggers, drawn since Tokyo nationalised islands at the centre of a festering territorial dispute in September. Japan insisted its move to take formal ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday suggested a summit with China would improve a relationship that has been badly troubled for months. “A high-level ...

  8. News - China

    Beijing considering new South China Sea air defence zone, says Japanese report

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... over the ownership of islands. Many countries, including the US and Japan, use ADIZs as a form of early warning, allowing them to track aircraft approaching their airspace. Planes entering ... of the zone and considering the timing of an announcement, the paper said. Japan, South Korea and others reacted with anger in November when Beijing unilaterally declared an ADIZ in the East China ...

  9. Japan's consul gives vote of confidence

    Posted Mar 20th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... yesterday. Jun Yokota said that while companies were trying to assess how best to capitalise on China's booming economy and its entry to the World Trade Organisation, they were also facing ... cut-throat competition, a shortage of electricity and diseases such as bird flu and Sars. Japan and the mainland are Hong Kong's two biggest Asian trading partners. Exports to Japan account ...

  10. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... cent of respondents choosing the country. Australia was next, chosen by 53 per cent of those surveyed. Japan was chosen by 47 per cent of respondents, Taiwan by 11 per cent and Malaysia ...




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