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    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

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

    ... and stability," he said. Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg, Associated Press U.S., Japan call for dialogue with China ...

  2. News - Asia - BRIEFS

    Briefs, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Thailand, S Korea trade development ideas BANGKOK - Thailand and South Korea have agreed to more than double their annual trade to US$30 billion over the next five years, the kingdom's prime minister said. After meeting South Korean President Lee Myu ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 17, 2012

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 11:37pm by Staff and Agencies

    ... they agreed that the next round of talks would be held as soon as possible, Jiji and Kyodo News reported. AFP   Family of five commit suicide in Japan TOKYO – A family of five found dead in a van ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan premier will not visit controversial war shrine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 09:06am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... sparked controversy by saying Japan should look to Nazi Germany for guidance in changing its pacifist constitution. The decision to stay away from the shrine, also reported by Kyodo news agency ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit a controversial shrine to war dead on the anniversary of his country’s surrender in World War II, sources ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's Aso rejects calls to quit over Nazi comments

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Aso rejects calls to quit over Nazi comments Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister on Thursday retracted controversial remarks that suggested Tokyo could learn from Nazi Germany when it comes to constitutional reform. “It is regrettable that my remarks over the Nazi administration led to a misunderstanding, which was not my intention,” Taro Aso, ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILLIPINES

    Philippines, Japan leaders hold talks over China disputes

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to meet President Benigno Aquino on Saturday as the Philippines seeks to boost cooperation over growing territorial disputes with regional rival China. The meeting comes as tensions have steadily risen between China and Japan, which accuses its growing neighbour of sending an increasing number of ships to exert ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ... China's stand on such issues and knew that China would oppose it, so it might have saved the effort." Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Agence France-Presse ...

  10. 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 ...




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