June 06, 2011
Kan Holding On, for Now
Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion following a deal with a former premier. But his days are now numbered.
March 06, 2011
Maehara Reportedly Quits
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara reportedly quits Sunday over a 200,000 yen donation.
March 06, 2011
Will Donations Derail Maehara?
Will accounting oversights mean Japan loses the very capable Seiji Maehara as foreign minister.
March 03, 2011
Japan to Slash China Aid?
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara has asked for a review of ODA to China. So what’s behind the rethink?
January 12, 2011
US-Japan Pow Wow on China
Japan’s Seiji Maehara gets a warm welcome in Washington. He’s always a popular man with defence hawks here.
November 01, 2010
Why Is China Isolating Itself?
With a wary eye on Beijing, Vietnam moves to improve ties with Japan and the United States.
October 30, 2010
China Calls off Talks With Kan
Beijing lays blame for last-minute torpedoing of meeting on Tokyo’s ‘groundless distortions’ of isle issue.
October 22, 2010
Japan’s Missed Opportunity?
Tokyo reportedly turns down Beijing’s offer to jointly develop oil and gas deposits off disputed islets.
October 06, 2010
Japan: What Island Dispute?
Japan’s foreign minister shrugs off talk of a territory dispute with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
September 22, 2010
China-Japan Waters Still Rough
A boat incident continues to inflame 2 nations that should be focusing on trade, not nationalism.
September 17, 2010
Kan Shuffles Cabinet Deck
The Japanese PM has drawn his allies close and moved rival Ichiro Ozawa to the backbench.
August 02, 2010
Here We Go Again?
Is the latest government apology over the Futenma Air Station just more of the same?