Top nuclear negotiators from Japan, South Korea and the United States will meet next week in Tokyo to discuss North Korea, the Japanese foreign ministry said on Thursday.Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 2:49pm
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is expected to reshuffle his cabinet on Monday, with changes aimed at cooling a raging maritime dispute with China, according to reports.
Commentators say that as well as helping soothe the diplomatic wrangle, Noda’s reshuffle is a bid to boost his waning popularity and reinvigorate his government after a costly battle to pass tax legislation.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
China claimed islands at the core of a row with Japan as its “sacred territory” in talks between the two countries on Wednesday, as neither side showed signs of backing down.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta called for diplomatic efforts to resolve a worsening territorial spat between Japan and China on Monday, the day after warning disputes could draw East Asia into war.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am