Posts Tagged ‘ Senkaku Islands ’

PM Abe’s meetings fuel fears of nationalism

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Japanese Prime Minister’s Diary: Morning – Visit Hiroshima A-Bomb ceremony / Evening – Meeting with revisionist right-leaning editor TOKYO (majirox news) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with the chief editor of the right-wing magazine WiLL, on the evening of August 6 at a Tokyo hotel. This was the second meeting between Abe and...
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Women want a bigger voice in government

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03/17/2013
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Japan has a poor record when it comes to women’s rights, ranking 101 out of 135 according to some statistics. A new political party founded as the result of a Facebook message is looking to change that, and to improve the lot of other disadvantaged groups as well as that of women in Japan....
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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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LDP candidates talk tough on China, economy

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09/16/2012
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Japan’s politics take on a new twist later this month. The once-invincible Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, LDP, now the largest opposition party, will meet to choose a new leader. The winner could end up as the next Prime Minister of Japan in the next few months, which makes for an interesting race. TOKYO...
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Update: Island dispute escalates, China sends ships to Senkaku

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09/13/2012
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UPDATE: All 6 Chinese surveillance ships that entered Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea earlier Friday have now left the area. China is fuming after the Japanese government purchased three of the disputed Sentaku Islands from a private Japanese owner. China said they are watching developments closely and...
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Shuffling the ambassadors

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08/20/2012
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A few small rocks in the middle of the China Sea are creating big diplomatic waves TOKYO (majirox news) — Japan announced plans to replace its ambassadors to China, South Korea and the United States. The Senkaku Islands, disputed by Japan, Taiwan, and China, appears to lie at the heart of this shuffle. The...
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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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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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Noda goes to Washington – Japan-U.S. Summit expected to produce Asia-Pacific realignment

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04/29/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The Washington DC summit between Japanese Prime Minister Noda and US President Obama, which will take place between April 29 ann May 2, is expected to reveal a re-ordering of relations in the Asia-Pacific region. They will discuss a number of bilateral, regional and global issues, including the economy, trade,...
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