Uichiro Niwa

Ex-ambassador Uichiro Niwa calls Japan too quick to buy Diaoyus

Former Japanese prime minister Tomiichi Murayama (centre) arrives in Beijing yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Uichiro Niwa, Tokyo's former ambassador to Beijing, has criticised the Japanese government for rushing into the purchase of the disputed Diaoyu Islands and appealed to both China and Japan to bring the territorial row to a peaceful resolution.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:22am

'Open style' of Japan's outgoing China envoy Uichiro Niwa cost him his job

Uichiro Niwa

Japan's outgoing ambassador to China, Uichiro Niwa, helped improve economic ties between the two countries but his lack of political skills in handling the territorial dispute in the East China Sea cost him his job, mainland analysts said.

29 Nov 2012 - 5:36am

Japan to keep ambassador to China for another month

Uichiro Niwa tough to replace

Japan will keep its current ambassador to China in Beijing for another month as rising bilateral tensions over territorial disputes in the East China Sea have made it harder for Tokyo to appoint a replacement, Japanese media said.

5 Oct 2012 - 3:13am

Japan presses ahead with Diaoyu Islands nationalisation plan

Japanese ambassador Uichiro Niwa was summoned for a meeting in Beijing yesterday.

11 Sep 2012 - 8:08am

Man arrested for ripping flag from Japanese ambassador's car

Ambassador Uichiro Niwa

A man suspected of ripping a Japanese flag from a car carrying Japanese ambassador Uichiro Niwa was arrested by Beijing police yesterday, as both countries sought to ease tensions over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, known as the Senkakus in Japan.

30 Aug 2012 - 8:11am

First thing China, August 28

After months of speculation online, the Communist Party has acknowledged that one of its city-level party secretaries from northern China, rumoured to have fled the country with more than 200 million Hong Kong dollars, has been missing for quite some time.

29 Aug 2012 - 3:05pm

Tokyo set to replace its ambassador in Beijing Uichiro Niwa

Uichiro Niwa, who is likely to be replaced in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Reports that Uichiro Niwa, Tokyo's ambassador to Beijing, is being replaced have been welcomed among the growing number of Japanese calling on the government to be firmer with neighbouring nations over the future of the Diaoyu Islands.

21 Aug 2012 - 4:48am

Japanese envoy to China recalled

Japan will today recall its ambassador to China, Uichiro Niwa, temporarily to discuss how to respond to recent developments concerning the disputed Diaoyu Islands, Japan's foreign minister, Koichiro Gemba, was quoted as saying yesterday.

Gemba was speaking in Hanoi, Japan's Kyodo news agency said.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am