All posts tagged "Japan"

  • Delegation of South Korea, center, China, and Japan, left, attend the 9th Trilateral Senior Foreign Affairs Official's Consultation  in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Senior diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan held a three-way meeting in Seoul later Thursday to discuss ways to promote cooperation in Northeast Asia.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    China general says ‘half or one-third’ of forces enough to defeat Japan

    BEIJING (Yonhap) — A Chinese general has criticized Japan of “striding on the path of remilitarization” by passing a slew of security bills to reinterpret its pacifist constitution, saying only “half or one-third” of Chinese forces are...

    • Posted September 16, 2014
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  • Deputy foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan join hands before they have a trilateral meeting at the Hotel Shilla in Seoul Thursday. From left are Shinsuke Sugiyama from Japan; Lee Kyung-soo from South Korea and Liu Zhenmin from China. (Yonhap)
    Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo agree on trilateral cooperation

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Senior diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan agreed on Thursday to ramp up their trilateral cooperation to patch up relations strained over history and territorial rows, Seoul officials said. The meeting brought together...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • In this aerial photo, rescue workers search for survivors in an area devastated by a massive landslide which swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. A several people died and at least a dozen were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in several landslides. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
    Landslides in Japan kills at least 36, including 1 Korean

    (Yonhap) — A South Korean man was confirmed dead and his wife seriously injured in deadly landslides that have hit the outskirts of the western Japanese city of Hiroshima, a government official said Thursday. The couple in...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    Park proposes 3-nation nuclear safety body

    By Yi Whan-woo South Korean President Park Geun-hye proposed forming a nuclear safety body with China and Japan Thursday as a way of tackling regional distrust and confrontation. “Northeast Asia hosts many nuclear power plants with their...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • A memorial commemorating victims of sexual slavery by Japanese soldiers in World War II is under construction in Union City, New Jersey.
    Japan objects to Union City’s plan for comfort women memorial

    The Japanese government sent a request note of cancellation to Union City in New Jersey regarding a comfort women memorial that is due to be revealed Aug. 4 in Liberty Plaza. The note was sent to Union...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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    [NYT] Japan’s Break With Peace

     TOKYO — On July 1, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gutted Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, the so-called “peace clause” that has historically prohibited belligerence. Using a cabinet decision to reinterpret the article, and so bypassing...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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    Lotte Hotel cancels reservation for Japanese self-defense forces event

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s high-end hotel chain Lotte Hotel canceled its plan to host a Japanese annual event marking the establishment of the Japanese self-defense forces on Thursday, citing unfavorable public sentiment here. The Embassy of...

    • Posted July 10, 2014
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