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2006-02-03 01:57:52

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress has "run out of patience" over Japan's ban on American beef, ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said on Friday, adding that he hoped the issue could be settled in a "fairly short period of time." Japan, long the biggest export market for U.S.

2006-02-03 01:55:00

The U.S. Congress has "run out of patience" over Japan's ban on American beef, ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said on Friday, adding that he hoped the issue could be settled in a "fairly short period of time."

2006-02-03 00:59:31

TOKYO (Reuters) - Congress has "run out of patience" over Japan's ban on American beef imports, Ambassador to Japan Thomas Schieffer said on Friday, adding that he hoped the issue could be settled in a "fairly short period of time." Japan, long the biggest export market for U.S.

2006-01-06 03:39:53

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would hold informal talks with China next week on overall bilateral relations, which have been chilled by disputes over issues stemming mainly from Japan's wartime history.

2006-01-03 23:45:04

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - A tearful Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday rejected criticism by China and South Korea of his visits to a Tokyo war shrine, but added he was committed to developing friendly ties with Beijing and Seoul.

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.

2005-12-24 22:20:18

TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese who have good feelings toward China has fallen to a record low, according to a government survey, in an apparent reflection of the icy diplomatic ties between the Asian neighbors.

2005-12-21 22:28:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday that China's military build-up was a threat, given its lack of transparency. "A neighboring country has an atomic bomb and its military spending has been rising for 12 consecutive years.

2005-12-05 00:24:22

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi criticised China on Monday for postponing an annual summit of Japan, China and South Korea, saying Beijing cannot use his visits to a war shrine as a diplomatic card.

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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.