INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

  • BOXES
  • LIST

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Comfort women statue installed at university in Shanghai

Sunday morning’s Asahi and Mainichi reported that a statue of two girls symbolizing the comfort women was installed at Shanghai Normal University on Saturday. According to university officials, the statue was created by Chinese and South Korean artists and presented to the university. While there is a similar statue in Seoul, it is the first time for such a statue….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Editorial: Beijing’s gas development in East China Sea damages trust with Japan

A promise between Japanese and Chinese leaders appears to have been one-sidedly discarded like a mere scrap of wastepaper and this should not be overlooked.   It has been learned that China has started operating two gas fields near the Japan-China median line in the East China Sea. In early October, the Maritime Self-Defense Force confirmed gas flares at the….Read more

  • October 23, 2016
  • , The Japan News , 7:52 pm
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

China gobbling up Japanese government bonds

China is on a shopping spree, buying up Japanese government bonds. It bought close to a net 9 trillion yen ($86.6 billion) worth of JGBs in the January-August period, more than tripling the amount from the same period last year.   It is likely that the People’s Bank of China, the central bank that manages the country’s foreign reserves, has been….Read more

  • October 23, 2016
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:40 am
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Senior diplomats of U.S., Japan, ROK to meet next week over North Korea

NHK reported online this afternoon that FM Kishida announced at a press conference today that the U.S., Japan, and South Korea will hold a trilateral vice foreign ministers’ meeting on Oct. 27 in Tokyo in order to discuss ways to respond to North Korea which is repeatedly launching ballistic missiles. The network said MOFA Vice Foreign Minister Sugiyama, Deputy Secretary of State….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Tokyo perplexed by Philippine President Duterte

Fuji TV reported at noon that the GOJ is concerned about Philippine President Duterte’s expected visit to Japan next week, saying that MOFA convened a senior staff meeting early Friday morning to analyze the intention behind the president’s recent comments and actions and his new ties with China.The network quoted FM Kishida as telling reporters: “I would like to communicate effectively by talking….Read more

  • October 21, 2016
  • , FujiTV
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japan to provide Malaysia with 2 large patrol vessels

  The government plans to provide Malaysia with two large second-hand patrol vessels to help enhance its maritime security capabilities in the South China Sea, according to government sources.   With the provision of the two 90-meter-long vessels, the government aims to put a brake on China’s continuing unilateral maritime advances, the sources said.   The Japanese and Malaysian governments,….Read more

  • October 20, 2016
  • , The Japan News , 8:52 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to visit Japan Nov. 1-5

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi will make a five-day visit to Japan from Nov. 1, the Japanese government’s top spokesman said Friday.   During her visit, Suu Kyi is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and meet with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference.   “This….Read more

  • October 21, 2016
  • , Kyodo News , 10:48 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Ishigaki City councilors asked CCS Suga to bring Senkaku issue to arbitration court

A group of the Ishigaki City (Okinawa Prefecture) Assembly members met with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga at the Prime Minister’s Office on Oct. 20, calling for the government to bring the territorial dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands to the Permanent Court of Arbitration [at The Hague in the Netherlands]. Complaining that the Chinese government and other vessels have….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japan perplexed by rapprochement between Manila, Beijing

Asahi reported on yesterday’s China-Philippine summit, during which the two leaders agreed to reopen dialogue on the bilateral South China Sea territorial dispute by shelving the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling dismissing Beijing’s territorial claims to most of the South China Sea, noting that the GOJ is puzzled by Manila’s growing overtures to Beijing made ahead of the Philippine leader’s….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

North Korea fails to launch ballistic missile again

All networks reported at noon that North Korea apparently attempted to launch a Musudan mid-range ballistic missile at about 7 a.m. today but failed again. NHK quoted FM Kishida as telling reporters: “This is a serious challenge to Japan and the rest of the international community and a violation of the UNSC resolutions…We immediately lodged a protest against North Korea through our embassy in Beijing.” Chief Cabinet Secretary….Read more

  • October 20, 2016
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary
  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan