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Japan lawmaker advancing ties with Taiwan to visit island next week

TOKYO – The chairman of a bipartisan group of Japanese lawmakers working to advance relations with Taiwan plans to visit the self-governed island next week, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.   Keiji Furuya, head of the Japan-ROC Diet Members’ Consultative Council, is expected to meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and defense officials of the island, which calls itself the Republic….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japanese lawmaker planning to visit Taiwan next week 

Sankei wrote that LDP lawmaker Furuya Keiji, who heads the Japan-Republic of China Diet Members’ Consultative Council, is making arrangements to visit Taiwan on Aug. 22-24. The paper wrote that Furuya is planning to hold talks with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and defense officials there to reaffirm Japan’s solidarity with the island territory. This will be the first time for….Read more

  • August 17, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

China to impose sanctions on Taiwan’s de facto envoy to U.S. 

Yomiuri, Mainichi, Nikkei, and Sankei wrote that China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency said on Tuesday that the Chinese Communist Party announced on the same day that it will impose sanctions on Hsiao Bi-khim, the head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office and Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, and six others, labeling them as “diehard Taiwan….Read more

  • August 17, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Senior government officials of Japan, China to hold talks soon 

NHK reported this morning that NSC Secretary General Akiba is making arrangements to meet with Chinese Communist Party Politburo Member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi in the near future. The network said Akiba is planning to stress the importance of peace and stability in the region, including the Taiwan Strait, and urge China….Read more

  • August 17, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

DOS spokesman calls China’s latest drill near Taiwan “overreaction”

NHK highlighted remarks made to the press on Monday by State Department Press Secretary Price regarding a Chinese military exercise conducted around Taiwan on Monday in retaliation for the latest U.S. congressional delegation’s visit to the self-governing territory on the same day. “Any response to a peaceful visit by members of Congress that entails bellicose rhetoric or military maneuvers or….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Editorial: Yoon’s ability to improve relations with Japan will be tested

It is commendable that there has been a reversal of the previous South Korean administration’s policy toward Japan, which was fixated on history issues, and a plan to improve bilateral relations based on a future-oriented approach has been put forward.   South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first Liberation Day speech after taking office, during a ceremony to mark….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

U.S. congressional delegation meets with Taiwanese leader Tsai

All national dailies reported on a meeting between Taiwanese leader Tsai and visiting U.S. congressional delegation led by Democratic Senator Ed Markey in Taipei on Monday, during which they exchanged views on security, including the threat posed by China. Nikkei wrote that the delegation visited Taiwan after China reacted sharply to House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan earlier this month….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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South Korean President Yoon expresses willingness to improve ties with Japan

All national dailies reported on a speech delivered by South Korean President Yoon at a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Korean Peninsula’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule on Monday, during which he expressed his eagerness to resolve the mounting historical issues with Japan. The South Korean leader also reportedly stressed that he will work closely with Japan to address….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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SECURITY

Four Chinese patrol ships enter Japanese territorial waters near Senkakus 

Yomiuri reported that according to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, four Chinese patrol ships entered Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands from around 4:19 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. on Monday. The paper said that although two of the vessels had exited the Japanese territorial waters by around 1:19 p.m., the other two were still in the waters as….Read more

  • August 16, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

ROK President Yoon stresses importance of Japan-ROK relations in Liberation Day speech

All networks reported that South Korean President Yoon delivered a speech at a ceremony in Seoul on Monday to mark the anniversary of the Korean Peninsula’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule on August 15, 1945. During the speech, President Yoon reportedly stressed the importance of the Japan-ROK relationship, saying: “Today, Japan is our partner as we face common threats that….Read more

  • August 15, 2022
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