Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

Island row could cause Japanese firms to pull out of China

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09/26/2012
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The Chinese crowds may have stopped smashing Japanese cars and stores for now, but trouble still seethes beneath the surface, and it’s causing Japanese companies to rethink their Asian strategies. Forty-one percent of those polled recently expressed concerns over their business plans. TOKYO (majirox news) — The continuing rift between Japan and China over...
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Chinese demonstrations hit Japan’s airlines and tourism

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The current spat between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands, known as Diaoyu in Chinese, is starting to affect airlines flying between the two countries. Demonstrations in China targeting Japanese businesses and products have led to cancelations from both sides. TOKYO (majirox news) — Television images showing broken windows of Japanese stores operating...
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Clash for disputed islands heats up

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07/15/2012
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China and Taiwan angrily reacted to Japan’s bid to purchase five uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said the central government is negotiating the sale of three of the islands from the current Japanese owners. It was in response to a similar plan by Tokyo’s Governor Shintaro Ishihara in...
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Foreign visitors come back to Japan

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06/27/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) Among the economic gloom, there’s some good news for this beautiful and fascinating country. The tourists are coming back. The number of foreign visitors to Japan in May reached 669,000 — a jump of 87 percent from a year ago. The March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident had dissuaded tourists...
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Japan to China start direct trading of yen and yuan

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05/31/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — China and Japan are planning to start direct trading of their currencies in June to help promote trade, financial investment and a weaker yen. It’s an important step for both countries whose total trade volume last year totaled 358 billion dollars, according to Japan’s Ministry of Finance. China is Japan’s...
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Tokyo raises 1 billion yen to purchase disputed islands

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05/28/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — China and Japan are fighting over a tiny group of islands, which are 1,900 kilometers (1,200 miles) southwest of Tokyo, in the East China Sea between Taiwan and Okinawa prefecture. China even cancelled a visit to Japan of its top military leader in May, and ignored Prime Minister Noda at...
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In a new move, Japan purchases Chinese national bonds

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03/24/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Japan has been cleared for the first time to buy 10.3 billion dollars worth of Chinese government bonds. Unlike many other countries, China does not allow foreign investors to freely purchase its debt, but requires purchasers to be approved by Beijing. According to Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi, Japan had...
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Up, up and away

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01/20/2012
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Japanese pilots rise to meet challenges from overseas TOKYO (majirox news) — Japanese Air Self-Defense Force pilots have been busy this year, launching “scramble” interception sorties 335 times in the nine months from April through December last year. The majority of these were launched in response to Russian moves (175), but there was a...
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Kim Jong Il: End of an era – and the start of… what?

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12/19/2011
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The Dear Leader’s passing leaves many questions to be answered, including ones which are vital to Japan’s defense TOKYO (majirox news) – With so much Japanese printer’s ink having been expended on the threat posed to Japan by North Korea, the reports a few hours ago of the “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong Il’s, demise...
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Japanese man sentenced to death for buying drugs in China

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12/17/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — A Japanese man received the death penalty Friday in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, after being convicted of purchasing eight kilos (17 pounds) of amphetamines, according to Chinese authorities. His sentence was handed down from the Guangdong Higher People’s Court. The man, who is in his 40s, was caught while buying the...
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