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  • Barack Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

    Barack Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

    US President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its "dangerous" nuclear programme.

  • Japan PM Abe and US President Obama - what's in a name?

    Japan PM Abe and US President Obama - what's in a name?

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have hoped to demonstrate his personal ties with President Barack Obama during the U.S. leader's state visit to Tokyo - but if how they addressed each other in public was any gauge, the effort fell a little shor...

  • Imperial pomp starts Barack Obama's Japan visit

    Imperial pomp starts Barack Obama's Japan visit

    Barack Obama inspected the guard at a pomp-filled ceremony with Emperor Akihito on Thursday, kicking off the formal proceedings of the first state visit to Japan by a US president in nearly two decades, at a time of nervousness in Asia.

  • Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world's biggest

    Japan overhauls its public pension fund, the world's biggest

    The government announced a reshuffle of the Investment Committee of the $1.26 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), in line with Abe's drive to have the fund make riskier investments and rely less on low-yielding government bonds.

  • Japan PM sends offering to controversial Shrine: report

    Japan PM sends offering to controversial Shrine: report

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, a move that may increase strains on Tokyo's ties with Asian neighbours China and South Korea.

  • Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands: report

    Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands: report

    Japan broke ground today on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said.

  • Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

    Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

    Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

  • Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

    Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension

    Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.

  • After two bumper years, Toyota braces for shift to slower growth

    After two bumper years, Toyota braces for shift to slower growth

    Japan's most valuable listed company is shifting to a new phase of much slower but more stable growth, senior executives said, as the burst of gains from a weak yen and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's stimulus policies fades.

  • Japan minister visits controversial war shrine

    Japan minister visits controversial war shrine

    A Japanese cabinet minister visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, in a move that sparked rebukes from South Korea and China, both of whom view it as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

  • Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

    Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

    An unusual "Tweet-up" -- a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter -- involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station.

  • Financial stability has improved in developed countries: IMF

    Financial stability has improved in developed countries: IMF

    Financial stability has broadly improved in advanced countries and has deteriorated in emerging economies in the past six months, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released on Wednesday.

  • Japan, US differ on China in talks on 'grey zone' military threats

    Japan, US differ on China in talks on 'grey zone' military threats

    As Japan and the United States start talks on how to respond to armed incidents that fall short of a full-scale attack on Japan, officials in Tokyo worry that their ally is reluctant to send China a strong message of deterrence.

  • Japan moves to relax arms-export ban: Report

    Japan moves to relax arms-export ban: Report

    Japan's ruling party wants to loosen self-imposed rules banning arms exports in a bid to boost the country's defence influence, a report said Wednesday, a move that would mark a major shift from its pacifism and could irritate China.

  • Op-ed: Narenda Modi and China, a complex equation

    Op-ed: Narenda Modi and China, a complex equation

    How does Modi see China? Lazy analysis is best avoided. Till a few months ago, there was the claim that Modi would reach out to China to snub America, which infamously revoked his visa in 2005 and declared him persona non grata.

  • Japan posts record trade deficit, sluggish exports dim outlook

    Japan posts record trade deficit, sluggish exports dim outlook

    The data followed on the heels of a survey showing manufacturers' sentiment worsened in January, underscoring the stiff challenges for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's strategy to spark sustainable growth over the long run.

  • Snowstorm leaves 19 dead, causes transport chaos in Japan

    Snowstorm leaves 19 dead, causes transport chaos in Japan

    A severe snowstorm sweeping across Japan has killed 19 people and left more than 1,600 injured, media and officials said on Monday, as the extreme weather sparked widespread transport chaos.

  • Japanese economy logs best growth in three years

    Japanese economy logs best growth in three years

    Japan's economy put in its best performance in three years during 2013, expanding by 1.6 per cent as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's growth blitz rippled through the world's number-three economy.

  • US stresses commitment to defend Japan in Washington talks

    US stresses commitment to defend Japan in Washington talks

    The United States on Friday stressed its commitment to the defence of Japan and stability in the Asia-Pacific region against a backdrop of increasingly assertive territorial claims by China.

  • China says Japan's 'hype' on air defence zone spreads tension

    China says Japan's 'hype' on air defence zone spreads tension

    China does not feel threatened by countries in Southeast Asia and is optimistic about the situation in the disputed South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said

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