Latest Japan–Korea relations Stories
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sought on Tuesday to minimize the diplomatic fallout from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to a Tokyo war shrine, which has outraged China and South Korea and upset domestic critics.
By Linda Sieg and George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid homage on Monday at a shrine for war dead seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, drawing a swift protest from South Korea and certain to outrage China as well.
By Linda Sieg and George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi paid homage on Monday at a Tokyo shrine for war dead that is seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's militaristic past, drawing swift and angry protests from China and South Korea.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A lawsuit claiming compensation from Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for distress caused by his visits to a war shrine was dismissed by a Tokyo court on Thursday.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea appeared to back away on Thursday from a threat to put conditions on its pledge to give up its nuclear arms, saying the matter should be discussed in a new round of six-party talks in November.
By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's huge election victory could provide a golden opportunity to mend fences with China and South Korea rather than being an impediment to better ties, analysts say.
By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - Women's groups across Asia urged Tokyo on Wednesday to make a sincere apology and compensate women forced into sexual slavery in brothels run by the Japanese Imperial Army before and during World War II.
By Teruaki Ueno and Jack Kim BEIJING (Reuters) - Negotiators at six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programs clashed on Sunday as they tried to draw up a joint statement of principles that has eluded them for nearly three years.
TOKYO (Reuters) - China, host of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear arms programs, is making arrangements for a bilateral meeting between Japan and North Korea in Beijing on Friday, a Japanese newspaper reported.
By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo's education board adopted on Thursday a history textbook that critics say whitewashes past Japanese militarism for use at 26 junior high schools in the capital, a decision that could anger China and South Korea. Japan's Education Ministry in April approved a new edition of the textbook, written by nationalist scholars, sparking protests from China and South Korea where bitter memories of Japan's aggression before and during World War II persist.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).