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Japan, Australia agree to hold 2+2 meeting this year

Most papers took up yesterday’s defense ministerial meeting in Tokyo between Japan and Australia, noting that DM Inada and her Australian counterpart Payne reached a consensus on a range of issues, including holding a 2+2 foreign and defense ministerial meeting later this year, updating the existing bilateral acquisition and cross servicing agreement (ACSA), and taking a concerted approach toward China’s….Read more

  • August 26, 2016
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Editorial: Close trilateral ties between Japan, China and ROK ensure regional security

The foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea met in Tokyo. Tokyo hosted the trilateral ministerial talks for the first time in five years. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Japan for the first time since he assumed the post. Various poins of contention linger among the three nations, but they sat at the same table for dialogue. The move should….Read more

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Cartoon: Trilateral diplomacy

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Cartoon: Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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UNSC fails to issue press statement condemning North Korea

NHK reported at noon that although the UNSC convened a closed-door urgent meeting on Wednesday in response to North Korea’s missile launch, the members failed to reach an agreement on whether to issue a press statement condemning North Korea due to reluctance on the part of China and other nations. The network said that although the U.S. is planning to….Read more

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Latest DPRK missile launch signifies looming threat to U.S. mainland

On Wednesday’s SLBM launch by North Korea, Takushoku University Korea specialist Takesada said on an NHK program on Wednesday evening that the test appeared to be a success as the missile flew over 500 km. Calling SLBMs the “ultimate nuclear force” on account of the extremely sophisticated technology involved, the professor explained that Washington must be deeply alarmed by the….Read more

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Japan, Australia hold defense ministerial talks

Nikkei reported online that Defense Minister Inada met with her visiting Australian counterpart Payne this morning and confirmed enhanced bilateral and trilateral security cooperation with the U.S. In response to Inada’s remarks expressing hope for deepening strategic partnership, Payne said: “Japan and Australia share issues of mutual concern on the security front. Both of us are concentrated on maintaining the….Read more

  • August 25, 2016
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Ministerial meeting underscores shifting East Asian alliances

TOKYO — Japan, South Korea and China made little headway on trilateral cooperation Wednesday, with a territorial feud and missile defense driving a wedge between Beijing and its would-be partners, even as Tokyo and Seoul moved toward reconciliation.   A foreign ministers’ meeting at the Iikura Guest House started off amicably. But after about an hour and a half of talks,….Read more

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Japan, China eye September summit amid territorial tensions

TOKYO — Japan and China agreed Wednesday to work toward a meeting between their top leaders next month, even as the two sides remain bitterly divided over Chinese incursions near the disputed islands in the East China Sea.   This would mark the first summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping since April 2015. Eager….Read more

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Japan, China, South Korea leaders to meet later this year

TOKYO — Japan, China and South Korea have inched closer to arranging a meeting between their leaders, after the foreign ministers of the three countries met in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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