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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Japanese envoy's secret Pyongyang trip more worrying than missile launches

    Posted May 18th 2013, 05:06pm by AGENCIES AND STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Agencies and Stephen Chen Missile tests by Pyongyang appear overshadowed by the unannounced trip to North Korea by an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Launches follow Japan overture ... Jong-un regime threatening nuclear strikes against the US and moving the medium-range Musudan missiles to North Korea's east coast. The warnings led the United States, South Korea and Japan ...

  2. Crisis offers a chance for closer ties with Japan

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode in Tokyo The three-way meeting between the foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea at the weekend highlighted the potential for intensified ties in the wake ... Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his new Japanese counterpart Takeaki Matsumoto. Yang expressed deep sympathies and offered further aid to Japan following the 9.0-magnitude quake, tsunami ...


    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Annual forum in Singapore hears worries about miscalculations arising from tensions over maritime rivalries, as Tokyo vows co-operation The United States and Japan called for increased dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia. Japan is seeking to create a National Security Council so it can ...

  4. Japan's post-war amnesia

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... my heart' and 'condolences to all the victims of the last major war'. However, much of the statement was puzzling and appeared not to depict Japan as an aggressor. Thus, the Japanese leader said that 'the peace and prosperity' enjoyed now by Japan 'was achieved on the noble sacrifices of many who lost their lives against their will in the war'. ...

  5. Ties with Japan handled with care

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Tiankai, the new Chinese ambassador to Japan. Speaking in Tokyo yesterday, Mr Cui identified several areas in which improvements had been made, including discussions over natural resources beneath ... happy about that, but as between any countries, there are still problems,' he said in response to a question about the Yasukuni Shrine, where the souls of Japan's war dead are revered, ...

  6. Japan's claim to islands unleashes fury in S Korea

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Memories of colonial oppression, brutality fan popular anger This week's acrimony between Japan and South Korea over a chain of rocky islands has highlighted one of the enduring fault lines in the landscape of northeast Asia. Japan and South Korea have a notoriously prickly relationship, stemming from Japan's colonisation of the peninsula ...

  7. Can Japan challenge China's regional power?

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Japanese and Thai negotiators have been holding trade liberalisation talks this week. The outcome will indicate whether Japan can compete effectively with China ... is to lay the basis for a comprehensive Japan-Thailand free-trade agreement to be signed by the end of the year. The negotiations follow a breakthrough deal by Japan to finalise a free-trade ...

  8. Settle disputes with Japan over war history

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While China and Japan are trying to work out some of their differences, the last thing we want is for Chinese to hold the views expressed by Albert Ho Chun-yan in his article 'A ... to describe the graphic details of the Sino-Chinese war in history textbooks, it will only incite hatred and unhappiness between the two countries in future. What is important is that Japan ...

  9. We won't accept a whitewash on Japan's comfort women

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stopped cracking down on neo-Nazism, and has made moves to criminalise denial of the Holocaust. Japan should not deny its crimes, even though it has successfully emerged from the shadow of the war ... or not those women were forcibly hauled in. In their joint statement restoring diplomatic relations in 1972, China abandoned any demand for compensation from Japan for the second world war. The Treaty ...

  10. Asean's dream date with China and Japan

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson When the leaders of Japan and Southeast Asia meet in Tokyo next Thursday and Friday, there will be an important subtext in their talks. The official purpose of the Asean-Japan Commemorative Summit is to mark 30 years of partnership between Japan and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations- Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, ...




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