Japan’s foreign minister says nation remains open to dialogue with China

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Friday that Japan remains open to dialogue with China as keeping communications intact is all the more important when ties are strained. Hayashi’s comment to reporters came after China on Thursday canceled a meeting between Hayashi and his Chinese counterpart, set to take place on the sidelines of… Read More Japan’s foreign minister says nation remains open to dialogue with China

China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan over G7 Taiwan statement

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that a meeting between China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Japanese counterpart on the sidelines of ASEAN events in Cambodia had been cancelled. The Chinese side is strongly displeased with the joint statement put out by the Group of Seven nations about Taiwan, said Hua Chunying, spokesperson… Read More China cancels bilateral meeting with Japan over G7 Taiwan statement

Japan scrambles jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes nears its airspace

Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace on Tuesday, when Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad grouping of countries that includes the United States, Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said. Tokyo conveyed “grave concerns” to both Russia and China through diplomatic channels, Kishi said at a news conference that was… Read More Japan scrambles jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes nears its airspace

Chinese, Russian naval ships sail through Japan strait

A group of 10 naval vessels from China and Russia sailed through a strait separating Japan’s main island and its northern island of Hokkaido on Monday, the Japanese government said, adding that it is closely watching such activities. It was the first time Japan has confirmed the passage of Chinese and Russian naval vessels sailing… Read More Chinese, Russian naval ships sail through Japan strait

Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida holds first talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday he had agreed in his first talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping since taking office on the need to work together on issues of shared concern. “I frankly raised concerns between both countries from my side, and I suggested we should continue dialogue in the future,”… Read More Japan’s new PM Fumio Kishida holds first talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping