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Japan, China vow to promote new economic cooperation amid trade war

BEIJING — Japan and China pledged Friday to accelerate new economic cooperation by changing the dynamics of bilateral relations “from competition to collaboration,” as ties markedly improve amid trade disputes with the United States.   Chinese President Xi Jinping also told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their talks in Beijing that he will “seriously” consider making a trip to….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japan, China announce revival of currency swap pact

Beijing, Oct. 26 (Jiji Press) — The Japanese and Chinese governments announced Friday that the two Asian countries will reinstate their currency swap arrangement after a four-year hiatus. Japan and China also agreed to set up dialogue between their industry ministers to hold consultations on industrial policies, they said. The announcements came as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese….Read more

  • October 26, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Forum held to seek Japan-China cooperation in 3rd countries

Beijing, Oct. 26 (Jiji Press) — A forum was held in Beijing on Friday on the sidelines of a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to explore market cooperation between Japan and China in third countries. The event attracted more than 1,000 participants, chiefly from Japanese and Chinese business circles. On the back of improved bilateral relations, the two….Read more

  • October 26, 2018
  • , Jiji Press , 4:11 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Main points of memorandum to be signed by Japanese, Chinese financial authorities during Abe’s visit

The substance of a memorandum to be signed by the Japanese and Chinese financial authorities during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official visit to China was revealed on Oct. 24. The following are the main points:   — Cooperation in the investigation of illegal transactions, such as market manipulation.   — Listing of ETFs (Exchange Trade Funds) of both countries in….Read more

  • October 25, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

‘Thai smart city’ to lead 50 joint projects between Japan and China

By SHUNSUKE SHIGETA, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Japan and China are set to agree on promoting roughly 50 private-sector, third-country infrastructure projects this week, setting in motion the first joint deal of building a smart city in Thailand as early as this year.   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will affirm both governments’ commitment….Read more

  • October 25, 2018
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:30 a.m.
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ECONOMY > External Relations

MUFG opens Saudi branch amid controversy

TOKYO — MUFG Bank on Wednesday opened its first Saudi Arabian branch, in Riyadh, becoming the first Japanese bank to offer a full-range of financial services in the kingdom.   According to an announcement made the same day, the branch is staffed by about 20 people and provides Japanese and local companies with a range of services, including loans, deposit-taking,….Read more

  • October 24, 2018
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 7:00 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japan, China to hold public-private forum on cooperation in third countries

Keidanren [Japan Business Federation] Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi commented at a news conference on Oct. 24 on the first “Japan-China forum on cooperation in third country markets” to be held to coincide with the upcoming Japan-China summit meetings. He stated: “China wants to foster industries that produce new value added. If it succeeds, this will also be beneficial for Japan,” indicating….Read more

  • October 25, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

China wooing Japanese companies to participate in Belt and Road Initiative

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in Beijing from Oct. 25-27 as the first Japanese prime minister to make an official visit to China in seven years. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the effectuation of the bilateral Treaty of Peace and Friendship, as well as the introduction of the “policy of reform and opening up” in China. One….Read more

  • October 23, 2018
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ECONOMY > External Relations

U.S. blocks Japan’s Lixil from selling building unit to China

By KAZUSA BAN and HIROYASU ODA, Nikkei staff writers   TOKYO — A U.S. government panel has blocked top Japanese building supplies maker Lixil Group from selling off a money-losing Italian subsidiary to a Chinese company, demonstrating how trade tensions pose a growing risk to cross-border corporate deals.   Lixil said on Monday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the….Read more

SCIENCE > Environment

Ministers vow global collaboration to create hydrogen society

TOKYO — Energy ministers and government officials from around 20 countries said Tuesday they will step up cooperation in promoting the use of hydrogen as an alternative energy source by sharing technology and standards.   In the first Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting held in Tokyo, the participants also stressed the need to jointly analyze the effectiveness of hydrogen use in….Read more

  • October 23, 2018
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