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Koichiro Gemba

Japan, S Korea, US to hold talks on N Korea

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (centre) meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba (left) and South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan on September 28. Photo: AFP

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 Noda to reshuffle cabinet

Beijing-friendly Makiko Tanaka is expected to be appointed as a new addition to the cabinet. Photo: AFP

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 calls Diaoyus sacred territory in 'tense' Japan talks at UN

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi with UN chief Ban Ki-moon. Photo: AP

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

Panetta in Tokyo urges peaceful resolution of Asia disputes

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visits the Yokota Air Base on Monday. Photo: AFP

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