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2006-07-02 22:27:21

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ship has left port to conduct a maritime survey near islands at the center of a long-simmering territorial dispute with Japan, a South Korean official said on Monday. South Korea and Japan came close to a high-seas showdown in April when Tokyo said it planned a survey in waters near the desolate outcrop of islands, called Tokto in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese, before the two cooled tension through diplomacy. The islands sit in rich fishing...

2006-04-17 21:28:20

TOKYO (Reuters) - China has told Japan it will revise its ban on ships entering an area of the East China Sea that straddles a disputed maritime border with Japan, Japan's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. China told Japan it made "technical errors" in imposing the maritime traffic ban and would revise it so that it did not go beyond a disputed median line drawn by Japan to separate the two countries' 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zones, the Foreign Ministry said in a...

2006-04-13 20:51:27

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, seeking to improve its image among Asian neighbours who hold bitter memories of the wartime past, stressed the country's six decades of contributions to world peace in a diplomatic report issued on Friday. Japan's relations with China and South Korea have turned cold over a number of issues, many relating to Japan's invasion and occupation of much of east Asia in the first half of the 20th century. "Japan has had various complaints from surrounding...

2006-04-04 06:41:46

TOKYO (Reuters) - A top Japanese official said Japan and China differ on fundamental issues such as freedom and human rights, and added that Tokyo needs to strengthen ties with countries that share its values. But Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said in an interview with the financial daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) that Japan wants to resolve bilateral disputes with China through dialogue. "We always keep the door open. Essentially, dialogue must not be shut off," said Abe,...

2006-04-03 01:36:59

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese victims of Japanese World War Two atrocities plan to file compensation claims in China after years of suits in Japan failed to find redress, a newspaper said on Monday. Five law firms had come to the aid of a China association seeking compensation and would help file a claim in the coming days on behalf of Chinese forced into labor during the war, the Beijing Times said. Resentment toward Japan runs deep in China for Japan's invasion and occupation of...

2006-03-31 08:15:15

By Lindsay Beck and Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao offered to ease tensions with Japan when he met a retired Japanese leader on Friday, but said Japan's current prime minister must stop visiting a shrine honouring war criminals. Hu told former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto that "developing friendly and cooperative neighbourly relations between China and Japan is in the two countries' fundamental interests," according to a news broadcast on...

2006-03-30 01:34:26

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's education ministry sparked a protest from South Korea on Thursday by calling for school textbooks to be revised to clarify Tokyo's claim to islands disputed with South Korea and China. Changes are needed so students do not misunderstand the issue, a ministry official said. The move drew a protest from Seoul and echoes controversy over the ministry's approval last year of a history text written by nationalist scholars, which outraged both South Korea and...

2005-12-26 07:07:33

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese and Japanese officials held a rare one-on-one meeting in Beijing on Monday, but their discussions highlighted the rift between the two Asian powers. Masaharu Kono, a deputy vice-minister in Japan's Foreign Ministry met Qiao Zonghuai, a Chinese deputy foreign minister, to discuss Japan's proposals to overhaul the United Nations and give Japan a seat on the U.N. Security Council, China's Foreign Ministry Web site reported on Monday. China's leaders and...

2005-12-08 06:04:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday ruled out a three-way meeting with Japan and South Korea this year, because of tensions triggered by Japan's wartime past -- the first time the meeting hasn't been held in six years. The trilateral meeting was due to take place as part of a gathering of Asian leaders in Malaysia on December 14. The three countries will attend the inaugural meeting of the East Asian Summit, which grew out of annual meetings between the Association of South East...

2005-12-04 00:32:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - An annual summit between China, Japan and South Korea scheduled for mid-December has been postponed due to "current conditions," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. The summit that was to have taken place on the sidelines of a regional conference in Malaysia had been postponed to an appropriate time due to the "current atmosphere and conditions," the ministry said on its Web site, www.fmprc.gov.cn. The statement gave no further details, saying only that...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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