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Yasuo Fukuda

Yasuo Fukuda, former Japan prime minister, meets Xi Jinping in Boao

A banquet table is prepared yesterday for Yasuo Fukuda, chairman of the Boao Forum, and other VIP attendees in Hainan. Photo: AP

Fukuda is serving as chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, touted as an Asian version of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The annual Boao meeting is held on Hainan Island .

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 5:49am

Ex-Japanese PM Fukuda said to want talks with Xi at Boao Forum

Former Japanese premier Yasuo Fukuda. Photo: AP

Fukuda, 76, who was prime minister from 2007 to 2008, left Japan to go to Hainan province in southern China for the annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia and was trying to set up a meeting with Xi on the sidelines of the forum on Saturday or Sunday, Kyodo News Agency reported.

4 Apr 2013 - 5:52am

Ex-president's daughter to visit Japan with letter from Xi

Li Xiaolin to visit Japan

Li Xiaolin, president of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the youngest daughter of former president Li Xiannian, may visit Japan next week for talks with former Japanese prime minister Yasuo Fukuda to help mend ailing ties.

29 Mar 2013 - 5:40am 4 comments

Leaders to speak at conference

The Conference on International Exchange of Professionals was launched in 2001 to strengthen links between Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, and other countries.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Listening' from the menu and find the sound clips for this week's exercise. Each relates to a question below

Question 1

According to Ian Young, who has been defeated after ruling Japan since the end of the second world war?

a. The conservatives

b. The liberals

c. The Americans

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Healing old wounds

On August 6, as is customary, the city of Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb, on Japan in 1945. What was unusual was the presence of a representative of China, ambassador Cui Tiankai. Even though Hiroshima every year invites all countries to take part, this was the first time China had accepted.

27 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Hu's Japan trip lays blueprint for stable ties, says minister

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has hailed President Hu Jintao's trip to Japan a complete success, saying it laid out a blueprint for the development of strategic and mutually beneficial Sino-Japanese relations.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

He was very alert and strategic

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, referring to Hu Jintao's table tennis skills, not his diplomacy, during the president's state visit to Japan when he played against several world-ranking players

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

Hu a success in ping pong diplomacy 2

Coat off, glasses off but tie still tight, President Hu Jintao showed off his table tennis skills yesterday at Waseda University.

Perhaps inspired by the upcoming Olympic Games, a combative Mr Hu, in a red tie and white shirt, showed that he was not a person easily beaten.

9 May 2008 - 12:00am

Relief for president among old friends

As if hoping to dilute some of the opposition he faced, President Hu Jintao emphasised the theme of 'long-time friendship' on his first day in Tokyo.

He made a point of meeting a handful of Japanese friends of China, and even squeezed in two extra appointments at the last minute.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Pandas and protests as Hu starts historic trip to Japan

President Hu Jintao yesterday called for closer ties with Japan as he arrived on the first visit by a Chinese head of state to Japan in more than a decade.

And in a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda last night, Mr Hu offered to loan two pandas to Japan as a friendly gesture ahead of his summit meeting with Mr Fukuda today.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Japan needs more of Koizumi's magic

I wish more people understood Japan better. I wish I understood Japan better. It's not that Japanese people are so utterly inscrutable: that's almost a racist proposition. And it's an essentially silly one.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

President Hu's Japan trip 'delayed to May'

President Hu Jintao's visit to Japan has been postponed to early May because of the tight schedules of Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and the royal family, Japanese media has reported.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Challenges mounting for Japan's leader

It is tempting to imagine Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda delighting in the criticism now being hurled at political pollsters in the US after misreading this week's New Hampshire primaries.

Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Democratic race, despite a well-publicised double-digit lead enjoyed by her rival Barack Obama in polls conducted before the voting started.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Baseball diplomacy brings no home runs

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda flew home last night with little to show for his four-day visit to China that would distract attention from his domestic political woes and a steep fall in his voter approval rating.

31 Dec 2007 - 12:00am