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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japanese companies must adapt to a changed Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says government and business face a more complex landscape Japan must adapt to a new Asia if it seeks engagement Japanese interest in South and Southeast Asia ... of Japan pump out more money at low interest rates. Domestic production cannot absorb it all, given that labour and other costs remain high, despite the managed drop in the yen's value. ...

  2. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE TIES

    Low-key reception to mark China-Japan diplomatic anniversary

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... People's Political Consultative Conference, reiterated that the disputed islands in the East China Sea, known as the Senkakus in Japan, were China's inherent territory, and blamed the Japanese ... tightening level". Subsequently, a ceremony to mark the anniversary was scaled back to a reception for a small group of Japanese guests. Kono, famous for his pro-China stance in Japan ...

  3. News - China

    Sino-Japan meeting on Diaoyu row at UN fails to yield breakthrough

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com No Diaoyu breakthrough at UN sidelines There was no breakthrough in the East China Sea islands dispute between China and Japan yesterday, following ... "an individual case shouldn't affect the overall Japan-China relations". In reply, Yang accused the Japanese of "a gross violation of China's territorial integrity ...


    Beijing gives UN baselines for Diaoyu Islands, spurring tension with Japan

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Official move signals shift in policy of negotiation with Japan over sharing resources Beijing files Daioyu Island baselines with UN Beijing has submitted its baselines for the Diaoyu Islands to the United Nations- a significant step that puts its territorial dispute with Japan firmly on the international stage- as it sent six surveillance ...


    Tensions over disputed islands threaten China-Japan celebrations

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall

    ... CRISIS THREATENS CHINA-JAPAN CELEBRATIONS Escalating tensions between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea threaten to scupper celebrations of the 40th anniversary ... are locking horns over uninhabited islands known as the Diaoyus in China and the Senkakus in Japan. A series of activities was planned earlier this year to mark the anniversary, with Premier Wen ...


    Beijing may seek legal solution to Diaoyus row with Japan, analysts say

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Analysts say that by setting boundaries around Diaoyus, China is laying the groundwork for taking Japan to international court over islands Beijing ... into two-way talks with Beijing. "Tokyo has ignored the fact that sovereignty over the islands is a dispute between Japan and China," said Lian Degui, a foreign-policy professor ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Powerful typhoon lashes Japan’s Okinawa island

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 03:42pm

    ... on Monday. It could affect coastal areas of South Korea by Tuesday, weather officials said. As the typhoon approached Okinawa on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said wind speeds near ... on the island of Amami, north of Okinawa, reached just 140kph. Okinawa disaster authorities said four people were hurt. More than half of the 50,000 US troops based in Japan are stationed in Okinawa. ...

  8. 11-try rout of HK sees Japan seal Asia title

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan's heady blend of power, pace and precision was too much for Hong Kong to handle as they slumped to an emphatic 67-0 loss at the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition in Tokyo. The victory confirmed Japan as Asia's No1 for the fifth consecutive year of this tournament. In this time, they have played 20 matches, won 20- ...

  9. Sirens mark Japan's invasion

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Grand ceremonies were held in Shenyang and other Chinese cities yesterday to mark the 80th anniversary of the Mukden Incident- the day Japan invaded China ... to burn the Japanese flag outside the museum yesterday, but they were taken away by police and briefly detained. On September 18, 1931, Japan's Kwantung Army- whose presence had been growing ...

  10. Japan show HK who's best in Asia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Japan once again showed that they are the best in the region, winning the ARFU U20s Asian Championship by defeating Hong Kong 38-8 ... lost. Japan were down to 12 men, the referee, with some help from the touch judge, having banished three forwards to the sin bin. That just seemed to stoke the Samurai spirit into life, turning ...




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