Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

Sichuan to host China-South Korea-Japan summit as tensions strain Tokyo-Seoul ties

  • Chinese premier says meeting needed for regional peace and stability
  • But observers expect little progress from the gathering
Topic |   Shinzo Abe

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and his South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-yon in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: Kyodo

Japan and South Korea agree to mend ties after leaders’ first talks in more than a year

  • Both sides issued statements expressing a desire to repair ties after a roughly 20-minute meeting between prime ministers Shinzo Abe and Lee Nak-yon
  • The countries’ escalating feud, sparked last year over historical disputes, has since spilled over into trade and security issues
Topic |   Japan

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and his South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-yon in Tokyo on Thursday. Photo: Kyodo
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