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Japan's Suga calls for stable ties with China in first high-level meeting

25 Nov 2020

TOKYO In his first high-level meeting with Beijing, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said stable ties with China were important, as his country pursues a balancing act with its neighbour.

Japan and China agree to restart business travel, coordinate on East China Sea

24 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan and China agreed on Tuesday to restart coronavirus-hit business travel this month and to continue talks on disputed isles in the East China Sea, in the first high-level dialogue since Japan picked a new leader in September.

Senior Chinese diplomat visits Japan amid regional tensions

24 Nov 2020

TOKYO China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to visit Tokyo on Tuesday marking the first such high-level trip since Japan picked a new leader in September and amid mounting concerns over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the region.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Senior Chinese diplomat visits Japan amid regional tensions

24 Nov 2020

TOKYO, Nov 24 China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to visit Tokyo on Tuesday marking the first such high-level trip since Japan picked a new leader in September and amid mounting concerns over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the region.

China's top diplomat visits Japan amid regional tensions

24 Nov 2020

TOKYO, Nov 24 China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to visit Tokyo on Tuesday marking the first such high-level trip since Japan picked a new leader in September and amid mounting concerns over Beijing's growing assertiveness in the region.

Japan aims to expand CPTPP trade pact as UK, China eye membership

20 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan aims to expand a major regional free trade pact called the CPTPP, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, potentially catering for China's and Britain's interest in joining the deal.

Japan, Australia reach security pact amid fears over disputed South China Sea

17 Nov 2020

TOKYO Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defence pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and voiced concern over the disputed South China Sea, where China is extending its military influence.

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan's demographic crisis

27 Oct 2020

TOKYO Tumbling numbers of pregnancies and marriages in Japan during the coronavirus pandemic are likely to intensify a demographic crisis in the rapidly ageing nation.

Britain signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

23 Oct 2020

TOKYO Britain and Japan formally signed a trade agreement on Friday, marking Britain's first big post-Brexit deal on trade, as it continues to struggle to agree on a deal with its closest trading partners in the European Union. | Video

Japan's Suga opposes actions that boost tension in South China Sea

21 Oct 2020

JAKARTA Japan opposes any actions that escalate tension in the East and South China Seas, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday, but added that Tokyo was not aiming at an "Asian NATO" to contain any specific country.

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