China's president is increasingly relying on friend and trusted adviser Wang Qishan to guide the country's foreign policy amid trade and territorial disputes with the U.S., Japan and others
Japan tells WTO it is ready to retaliate against the US over steel tariffs
Bank of Japan inflation target recedes as consumers resist price rises
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 - 72km S of Nemuro, Japan
Toshiba says expects the chip unit sale to be completed on June 1
Toshiba says sale of chip unit to Bain-led consortium has been approved by China regulators
Japan plans retaliatory tariffs against United States: NHK
Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 - 11km SSE of Hasaki, Japan
South Korea President Moon's Security adviser: incremental North Korea approach to denuclearisation at June summit with US would not be accepted by President Trump or US, Japanese or South Korean people
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 79km NE of Miyako, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 - 54km E of Ishinomaki, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 15km NNE of Omachi, Japan
3 month ago
MAY 11: JASDF Fighters scrambled to intercept 2x Russian Tu-95 over the Sea of Japan(East Sea)
Japanese media reports: U.S. is calling for the North to dispose of all data gleaned from the site of its six nuclear tests, asking that thousands of engineers involved in the country's nuclear program be moved abroad.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 68km ENE of Namie, Japan
Chinese premier arrives in Tokyo for official visit, China-Japan-ROK leaders' meeting
KCNA: "The position of Japan can never improve, finding fault with the historic Panmunjom summit and talks and the Panmunjom declaration. Japan standing alone at the crossroads of its life would be well advised to behave itself if it wants a proper treatment."
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KCNA lashes out at Japan ahead of this week's trilateral Japan-China-ROK trilateral meeting; editorial specifically calls out PM Abe's requests for "detailed actions for the denuclearization."
KCNA: "Rate of supporting the Abe Cabinet dropped into 26.7 percent for being involved in high-profile graft revealed one after anotherMany Japanese are taking to street in protest against AbeJapan had better mind its own plight, instead of going against the trend of times."
KCNA: "Japan should ponder over its behavior and feel ashamed of itself under the present developing situation where a dramatic turn is being made. Its awful behavioronly provokes a side-splitting laughter of the world public."
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 5km WSW of Morioka-shi, Japan
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 32km E of Nishinoomote, Japan
In their first telephone talks, @AbeShinzo and Xi Jinping Shinzo agree to "closely cooperate in resolving the North Korean nuclear and missile issues, while confirming the importance of U.N. sanctions against the North to achieve that goal."
Chinese President Xi Jinping has telephone conversation with Japan's PM Abe
China hopes premier's trip to Japan will help put ties back to normal following years of tensions over territorial claims and other sensitive issues.
3 month ago
China says summit with Japan, South Korea to focus on cooperation, not North Korea
The finance ministers and central bank governors of China, Japan, and South Korea stressed on Friday the need to resist "all forms of protectionism" and agreed to ensure "an open and rule-based multilateral trade and investment system."
South Korea, China and Japan will hold a trilateral summit in Tokyo next week, Seoul announces, the latest move in a diplomatic whirlwind centered around North Korea
South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss normalizing relations with Japan.
KCNA: "During his recent junket to the U.S., Abe asked his American master to tighten sanctions to pressurize the DPRK, raising the nuclear issue and even the issue of 'abduction'Such moves of the Japanese reactionaries only reveal their ill-intention to do harm to the DPRK."