Sino-Japnese relations

Chinese military delegation attends Tokyo talks

The Tokyo meeting. Photo: NHK

China has sent its first military delegation to Japan since the Diaoyus dispute boiled over last month, suggesting signs that the recent strains on relations may be easing.

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012, 8:57am

Timely reminder of the ills of nationalism

Japanese author Haruki Murakami.

A group of Japanese, led by Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe, has issued a statement criticising their government's handling of territorial disputes and urging it to stop its battles with Taiwan and China over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands and with South Korea over the Dokdo/Takeshima Islands.

11 Oct 2012 - 9:58am 1 comment

Sino-Japanese tensions must be eased

No one should underestimate the strength of feeling among many Chinese people over Japan and the Diaoyu Islands. Japan took the islands around the end of the 19th century when the country was expanding aggressively, winning wars against China and Russia and occupying Korea and Taiwan.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:28am