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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan, South Korea diplomats to meet over ‘issues of mutual interest’

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... officials from Japan and South Korea will meet in Tokyo on Thursday in a bid to smooth over a badly ruffled relationship. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a regular press conference on Tuesday that the officials would address “issues of mutual interest”. They will probably include lawsuits in South Korea demanding compensation from Japanese companies for wartime conscripted ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing rejects US, Philippines suggestion it freezes South China Sea projects

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:40am by Teddy Ng

    ... a meeting in Myanmar this week. Asean foreign ministers and counterparts from the bloc's main regional trading partners, including China, Japan and South Korea, will hold talks. A regional ... with an airstrip and port, according to mainland scholars and naval experts. Yi said other countries with claims in the South China Sea had also carried out reclamation work and built facilities ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan hopes for summit with South Korea and US to thaw relations with Seoul

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 02:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan is trying to arrange a trilateral summit with South Korea and the United States for this month, a government official said on Wednesday, in a bid to thaw Tokyo’s frozen relations with Seoul. But Korea appears cool to the idea of a meeting of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and US President Barack Obama ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan's business lobby head wants to foster ties with China, South Korea

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:12pm by AFP

    ... Keidanren, relations particularly with the neighbouring countries of China and South Korea are important," he told the meeting. "Improving ties with China and South Korea is one ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo New head of influential lobby group sees improving relations with China and South Korea as the top items on its agenda Japanese business wants to foster ties ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... China, Japan and South Korea next month, the White House said on Monday, as it seeks to ease doubts about its commitment to Asia. On the trip in the first week of December, Biden ... South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has had warm relations with the United States since taking office this year. The two countries have been seeking to co-ordinate their next steps in handling ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan's Shinzo Abe sending envoy to see South Korea's Park Geun-hye

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Abe sending envoy to seeSouth Korea's new leader Japan's incoming prime minister said yesterday he would send a special envoy to Seoul to meet South ... of not being contrite enough for its wartime behaviour. Abe's emissary will be former finance minister Fukushiro Nukaga, a senior member of the Japan-South Korea parliamentarians' league who ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Foes China and Japan finally headed for talks during Asean: sources

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 03:52pm by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Naypyidaw Beijing and Tokyo making 'final preparations' for first bilateral talks in nearly two years; Japan and South Korea also slated for fence-mending talks Japan ... expects Japan to show action towards an improvement in bilateral ties. Meanwhile, Japan and South Korea held rare talks on Saturday, diplomatic sources said, in a potential ice-breaking meeting ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    South Korean president unimpressed by Japanese PM's attempt to speak Korean

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:35pm by AFP

    ... landmark Japan, S.Korea summit Tokyo yesterday hailed the first summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye as a chance for the leaders to build ... South Korean media said Park appeared unimpressed by Abe's attempts to speak Korean during a photo opportunity before the meeting, reporting that her reply was to stare ahead, ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan, South Korea plan first formal meeting since islands dispute

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan, S Korea plan first summit since islands row Japan and South Korea are planning a formal summit later this month, the first meeting since President Lee Myung-Bak angered Tokyo with a surprise visit to a disputed island chain, a report said. Lee's August visit to the islands, which lie between the two countries and are known by South Korea ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Pressure on Beijing amid claims of Kim Jong-un's stashed millions

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese cities. The accounts contained "hundreds of millions of [US] dollars", South Korea's Chosun Ilbo reported yesterday, citing government sources in Seoul, but said they were ... norms The report said South Korean and American officials had urged Beijing to include the accounts in the latest sanctions, but Beijing had refused. "Following North Korea's third ...




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