The members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party said there was no evidence to prove mass killings by Japanese soldiers in the captured Nationalist capital, then known as Nanking. They accused Beijing of using the alleged incident as a
The resolution on so-called “comfort women” will be brought up in the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on June 26, a panel staffer said.
Japan has become more willing to use its power, and more aware of changes in the external balance of power. It is rising, but how? As one Japanese liberal commented to me, “this is our third response to globalization. What can we contribute this time?
It spoke out after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) disclosed plans to focus on foreign exchange strategies threatening global financial stability.
The dialogue, exchanges and cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have deepened in recent years, said China-ASEAN Association (CAA) President Gu Xiulian said on Wednesday.
Business and trade ties between Japan and China are soaring while tense political relations are only slowly recovering from a five-year low under former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
The People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said in a statement on its website that the IMF “should carry out its duties based on mutual understanding and respect”, especially for the views of developing countries.
Transpacifica is primarily written by Graham Webster (@gwbstr), a fellow researching U.S.–China Relations at the Yale Law School China Center. Here, since 2006, I write about East Asian politics mostly in China and Japan, the Internet and society, the environment, and contemporary art. Unavoidably, I sometimes veer off topic—even with a topic as large as the Pacific.
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