Latest Japan–Korea relations Stories

2006-02-07 10:26:20

BEIJING (Reuters) - Japan urged North Korea on Tuesday to return to six-party talks on its nuclear program and halt missile development, but a Japanese official said Pyongyang insisted that Washington drop sanctions first.

2006-02-06 00:31:39

BEIJING (Reuters) - Normalizing diplomatic relations between Japan and North Korea hinges on resolving a dispute over Pyongyang's abductions of Japanese citizens, Japanese officials said on Monday.

2006-02-04 08:07:56

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - Talks between Japan and North Korea aimed at improving relations will first try to resolve a row over Pyongyang's abduction of Japanese citizens, top diplomats from both sides said on Saturday.

2006-02-03 23:44:45

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan headed into its first talks in more than three years on normalizing diplomatic ties with North Korea on Saturday, seeking progress on a long-running row over the abduction of its citizens by Pyongyang.

2006-02-03 23:00:15

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese officials headed to Beijing on Saturday for their first talks in more than three years with North Koreans on normalizing diplomatic ties between the uneasy Asian neighbors.

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 00:02:49

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will not normalize ties with North Korea unless a feud over Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese nationals is resolved, the government's top spokesman said on Monday.

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.

2005-12-14 00:42:22

TOKYO (Reuters) - Relatives of four deceased South Koreans who were forced laborers at a steel mill in northern Japan during World War Two failed on Wednesday to overturn a Japanese court decision refusing compensation for unpaid wages.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).