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Reports: Japan to Buy Disputed East China Sea Islands

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s government has agreed to buy a group of East China Sea islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with China. Japanese media reported Wednesday that the central government will pay private Japanese landowners $26 million for the three main islands in the chain, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. […]

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Reports: Japan to Buy Disputed East China Sea Islands

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s government has agreed to buy a group of East China Sea islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with China. Japanese media reported Wednesday that the central government will pay private Japanese landowners $26 million for the three main islands in the chain, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. […]

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Reports: Japan to Buy Disputed East China Sea Islands

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s government has agreed to buy a group of East China Sea islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with China. Japanese media reported Wednesday that the central government will pay private Japanese landowners $26 million for the three main islands in the chain, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. […]

Japan, North Korea Meet for First Time in 4 Years

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan and North Korea have held their first talks in four years, in an effort to overcome decades of tension and mistrust. Officials from the two countries met Wednesday at the Japanese embassy in Beijing. The two sides do not have formal diplomatic relations. The Japanese news agency Kyodo reports the talks focused mainly on […]

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Japan, North Korea Meet for First Time in 4 Years

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Japan and North Korea have held their first talks in four years, in an effort to overcome decades of tension and mistrust. Officials from the two countries met Wednesday at the Japanese embassy in Beijing. The two sides do not have formal diplomatic relations. The Japanese news agency Kyodo reports the talks primarily focused on […]

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Japan, North Korea Meet for First Time in 4 Years

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from Japan and North Korea are holding their first government-level talks in four years. The meetings Wednesday at the Japanese embassy in Beijing are being described as preliminary discussions between the two sides, which do not have formal diplomatic relations. Japan and North Korea last met in 2008. Their relationship has long been strained […]

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Powerful Typhoon Heads for Japan

Posted August 25th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful typhoon with winds of up to 215 kilometers per hour is headed for southern Japan and expected to hit the southern islands on Sunday afternoon. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Saturday that Typhoon Bolaven is expected to bring torrential rain and strong winds to the islands in Okinawa prefecture on Sunday. Forecasters say […]

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S.Korea to Return Japan’s Protest Letter Amid Island Dispute

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A simmering territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan continued Thursday, with Seoul saying it would return a protest letter sent by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. Prime Minister Noda sent the letter to protest South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s recent visit to a group of rocky islands controlled by Seoul but claimed by both […]

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Japan Returns Ambassador to S.Korea Amid Island Dispute

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japan is sending its ambassador back to South Korea, one week after recalling him in the wake of an intensifying island dispute between the two Asian neighbors. Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Wednesday the ambassador, Masatoshi Muto, will return to Seoul to help manage the dispute over the islands, known as Takeshima in Japan and […]

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Japan Returns Ambassador to S.Korea Amid Island Dispute

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japan is sending its ambassador back to South Korea, one week after recalling him in the wake of an intensifying island dispute between the two Asian neighbors. Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Wednesday the ambassador, Masatoshi Muto, will return to Seoul to help manage the dispute over the islands, known as Takeshima in Japan and […]

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