The international cargo terminal at the port of Tokyo. Photo: AFP

Exports in free fall as US-China trade war jolts Japan’s economy

  • Exports in July dropped by 1.6 per cent from a year earlier, while manufacturers’ business confidence also fell
  • The ongoing China-US trade war, as well as Japan’s trade dispute with South Korea, threaten to further dim the outlook for manufacturers
Topic |   Japan

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The international cargo terminal at the port of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) may seek to ease tensions when he meets Taro Kono (left) and Kang Kyung-wha. Photo: Reuters

China may try to ‘play active role’ in defusing tensions between Japan and South Korea

  • Foreign ministers from the three countries will meet in Beijing next week amid strained ties between Seoul and Tokyo
  • They are expected to map out a planned leaders’ summit later this year
Topic |   South Korea

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) may seek to ease tensions when he meets Taro Kono (left) and Kang Kyung-wha. Photo: Reuters
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