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Despite tensions between China and Japan, both leaders agreed on mutually beneficial ties, to ‘coexist peacefully’ and seek solutions through dialogue.
Hong Kong must keep monitoring measures and ban on Japanese marine products in place until it is shown that the discharge of Fukushima waste water is safe.
Hong Kong is adopting protective seafood measures, among others, as Japan prepares to pour toxic waste from its crippled nuclear plant into the sea.
Meeting in South Korea’s Busan on Sunday is first in-person talks held by foreign ministers of the three countries since 2019.
Improved China-US relations and a need to revive growth have spurred the ministers to meet for the first time in four years, observers say.
The meeting in Busan will address preparations for a three-nation summit, expected to be held by early next year.
Wang Yi, Yoko Kamikawa and Park Jin will also exchange views on cooperation for various regional and international situations during their meeting in Busan.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the recent meeting between two nations’ leaders points to healthy, stable development, according to Japanese reports.
Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida did not push China’s Xi Jinping “very hard” over issues such as the Fukushima-linked food ban and Taiwan, an analyst says.
Kishida says he called for ‘objective judgment’ on Japanese seafood when he discussed Fukushima waste water row with Xi last week, while Xi urges Japan to address ‘legitimate concerns’.
Xi Jinping tells Fumio Kishida both sides should ‘properly handle differences’ as they meet on the Apec sidelines.
Chinese authorities have failed to renew the relevant paperwork for the export of Japanese nishikigoi carp.
Former US official tells security forum in Taipei that Japan and other allies should engage in ‘collective deterrence’ against Beijing.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets Takeo Akiba, Japan’s top national security adviser, in Beijing.
The aircraft carrier was accompanied by at least nine vessels on its third training run in the western Pacific this year.
Japan’s expression of sorrow at the sudden death of former Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reflects its regret that both countries have lost a crucial political intermediary, analysts say.
It comes two weeks after a similar confrontation over the uninhabited island chain in the East China Sea.
Secretary for Environment and Ecology Tse Chin-wan stresses ban in response to Japan’s radioactive waste water discharge important for protecting residents’ health.
Kenji Kanasugi brings 40 years’ experience to Beijing posting, amid dispute between the two countries over Fukushima waste.
Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida exchange congratulatory messages to mark 45th year of landmark pact, as the two countries remain at odds over various issues, most recently the Fukushima waste water release.
IAEA to test water, sediment and seafood after second discharge from stricken plant, in the first inter-lab marine mission to include a Chinese lab.
Leading entertainment agency in Japan releases guide to help celebrities and brands navigate sensitive issues that can upset nationalist Chinese fans.
Japan coach says his players could ‘feel the tension’ from Hangzhou crowed during 4-1 win. China take bronze with 7-0 thrashing of Uzbekistan.
Lai says in newspaper interview that if the island is ‘invaded and annexed’ by Beijing it will ‘surely threaten Japan’
Senior officials from neighbouring countries hold talks in Seoul and agree trilateral cooperation is in ‘common interests’, Beijing says.
The documentary Twenty Two, first released in 2017, features Chinese survivors of Japanese wartime sex slavery – only one of whom is still alive today.