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2006-01-07 22:56:01

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan should try harder to convince China that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to a shrine for war dead do not glorify militarism, Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe, a top contender to succeed Koizumi, said on Sunday.

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.

2005-12-28 03:09:00

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said on Wednesday he would strive to develop friendly ties with China in 2006, after a year in which relations with that country hit their lowest in decades.

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.

2005-12-22 08:40:16

By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday that China's military build-up was a threat, given its lack of transparency, triggering an angry retort from Beijing, which said his comments were "highly irresponsible." "A neighboring country has an atomic bomb and its military spending has been rising for 12 consecutive years.

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.

2005-12-21 22:09:05

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday that China's military build-up was a "considerable threat," Kyodo news agency reported. "A neighboring country has nuclear weapons and its military spending has been rising for 12 consecutive years.

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.

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.


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