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  1. News - Asia - LITERATURE

    Japan’s Murakami again favourite for Nobel prize

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese literary superstar Haruki Murakami is favourite for this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, betting odds showed on Friday, after repeatedly being mentioned as a contender for the prestigious global gong. Online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com was on Friday offering odds of 3-1 on the novelist scooping up the prize, which will be announced in Sweden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1313791/japans-murakami-again-favourite-nobel-prize
  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan unveils huge aid and loans deal for Myanmar

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw

    ... Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw Abe writes off old debts and pledges 'all possible assistance' to boost changing nation's economy Japan unveils huge aid deal for Myanmar Follow @SCMP_News Japan yesterday announced a development aid and loan package for Myanmar worth hundreds of millions of dollars as it boosts trade ties with the fast-changing nation seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1246515/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-holds-talks-myanmars-thein-sein
  3. News - Asia

    South Korean media slams ‘provocative’ photo of Japan's Abe

    Posted May 15th 2013, 02:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Seou

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seou Major South Korean newspapers splashed a photo of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a military jet trainer on their front pages on Wednesday, saying it was a reminder of Japan’s colonial-era atrocities. The picture in question showed a smiling Abe giving a thumbs-up while sitting in the cockpit of an air force T-4 training jet emblazoned with the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1238243/south-korean-media-slams-provocative-photo-japans-abe
  4. News - China - UNITED STATES

    China unlikely to have cold war-style confrontation with US, says report

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 10:25am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington China will likely use its growing power to try to force its way with Japan but it is doubtful that Beijing will enter a cold war-style confrontation with the United States, a study said on Thursday. The report by the Washington-based Carnegie Endowment for International Peace aims to be the most comprehensive unclassified assessment of China’s rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1229004/china-unlikely-have-cold-war-style-confrontation-us-says-report
  5. News - China

    Abe says Japan won’t 'tolerate' China's island challenge

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 04:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed on Saturday that he would not “tolerate” any challenge to control over contested islands - after China’s growing incursions into the area. “We simply cannot tolerate any challenge now and in the future. No nation should make any miscalculation or underestimate the firmness of our resolve,” Abe said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157029/abe-says-japan-wont-tolerate-chinas-island-challenge
  6. News - China

    Japan seeks firm stance with US against China

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 09:07am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Japan’s new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday opened a visit to the United States in which he hopes to show a firm, unified line to an assertive China and a defiant North Korea. Abe arrived in Washington to meet Friday with President Barack Obama at a time of growing tensions between Japan and China, which is seen as challenging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155959/japan-seeks-firm-stance-us-against-china
  7. News - China

    China ships in disputed waters, says Japan coastguard

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Three Chinese government ships entered disputed waters on Friday, the Japanese coastguard said, as the two countries’ soured relationship grew more complex following North Korea’s nuclear test. Maritime surveillance vessels sailed near the Japanese-contro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1150819/china-ships-disputed-waters-says-japan-coastguard
  8. News - China

    Japan arrests China fishing boat captain amid island row

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 05:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing boat on suspicion of fishing in the country’s exclusive economic zone Saturday amid a festering territorial row between the two countries. The coral fishing boat with a crew of 13 was stopped by a coastguard patrol in waters some 46 kilometres northeast of Miyako island in the Okinawan chain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1141937/japan-arrests-china-fishing-boat-captain-amid-island-row
  9. News - China

    Japan seeks co-operation with China on smog problem

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 06:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Japan is seeking to co-operate and exchange information with China on the recent bout of severe smog in many Chinese cities as Japanese fret that the toxic haze may drift into their own skies. The Foreign Ministry said it plans to pursue the issue with Ch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1146912/japan-seeks-co-operation-china-smog-problem
  10. News - China

    Chinese ships head to waters around Diaoyus

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Three Chinese government ships on Saturday entered Japanese territorial waters around disputed islands, Japan’s coastguard said, hours after a veiled US warning to Beijing not to challenge Tokyo’s control. The surveillance vessels entered waters around the islands known as the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyus in China shortly after 8am, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1131562/chinese-ships-head-waters-around-diaoyus

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