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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese scholars wage ‘textbooks battle’ with Japan over Diaoyus facts

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Call by mainland academics comes after push in Japan for textbooks to show Tokyo owns islands Schools 'should teach China found Diaoyus' Mainland ... of Japan. Chinese scholars said literary evidence from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) showed Chinese officials took a trip to the Diaoyus in 1808- 76 years earlier than when Japan claimed ...

  2. News - China - SINO-US TIES

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel calls on China to respect its neighbours amid tensions with Japan

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 03:53am by Adrian Wan, Reuters, AP

    ... to Japan Hagel urges China to 'respect neighbours' US defence chief Chuck Hagel called on China to use its "great power" responsibly on the eve of his arrival in Beijing today. ... destroyers equipped with missile defence systems would be deployed to Japan by 2017 amid increasing tensions with North Korea. It will take the number of US warships in Japan to seven. Watch: US ...

  3. Property - International - RETAIL PROPERTY

    China, Japan remain top targets for investors in Asia-Pacific retail property, JLL says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 02:33pm by Peggy Sito

    ... turnover increasing by US$6.16 billion year on year to total US$21.17 billion at the end of last year. Japan topped the turnover table, with transactions totalling US$10.43 billion, beating China, ...

  4. News - Asia

    Japan and Australia reach a deal on free trade

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agencies in Tokyo Japan, Australia reach agreement on free trade Japan and Australia have agreed on a free-trade deal after overcoming differences on cars and agriculture, in a rare opening of Japan's protected markets, even as talks to ink a huge Asia-Pacific agreement run into trouble. The deal was announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Australian ...

  5. News - Asia - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    Australian PM Abbott balances China, Japan ties during first North Asia trip

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... walks tightrope in Asia Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, having called Japan his country's closest friend in Asia, will seek this week to overcome Chinese unease about his loyalties in a region beset by territorial tensions. Abbott is visiting Japan, a strategic ally, and China, his country's biggest economic partner, in his first visit to North Asia since taking office ...

  6. News - Asia

    US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:15am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Hagel reconfirms US-Japan alliance The US will deploy two additional ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean missile threats, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday. Speaking to at a news conference following a meeting with Japan Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, Hagel said ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves to reassure Japan over its regional security in face of increasingly assertive China

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 07:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Hagel reconfirms US-Japan alliance US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel moved yesterday to reassure Japan of America's commitment to its security, as Russia's ... but all over the world. It has to concern nations," he said. But Hagel rejected any suggestion of weakness as he renewed US commitments to Japan, which is locked in a dispute with China over ...

  8. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Hat-trick chasing Czechs whitewash Japan 5-0 in Davis Cup

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:14pm by >Agence France-Presse

    ... whitewash of Japan after Sunday’s reverse singles matches. The Czechs, chasing their third straight title, had already secured a fifth semi-final spot in six years after winning the doubles ... if Tomas can play for us. We have five months to prepare and we will see what happens after Wimbledon and the US Open,” Navratil added. Japan’s hopes were severely jolted when Kei Nishikori, who ...

  9. News - China - SECURITY

    US Navy scraps plans to send ship to China fleet review after Japan snubbed

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:50am by Reuters, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Reuters in Honolulu and Laura Zhou Navy will not send ship to ceremony in Qingdao after snub to key ally Japan- a decision taken with Pentagon chief Hagel set to fly in for talks U.S. to skip China fleet review The United States has scrapped a plan for one of its navy ships to join a fleet review in China after key ally Japan was not invited, US officials said, days before ...

  10. Sport - Tennis - Davis Cup

    Czechs bounce Japan to reach Davis Cup semi-finals

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 01:33am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... clinically dispatching Japan in Saturday’s doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the tie. Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol beat Tatsuma Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in front ... Stepanek ripping a forehand, which Uchiyama could only dump into the net to leave Japan two sets down and with a mountain to climb. The Czechs completed victory when a Rosol bullet fizzed past ...




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