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China reacts cautiously to trilateral Malabar naval drills

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:02

Keeping a close watch on Malabar exercises involving the navies of India, Japan and the US, a wary China on Friday reacted cautiously to the drills hoping that they would be conducive to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

China executes Japanese national over drugs

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:33

China executed a Japanese man for drug offences, according to Tokyo`s diplomats and media reports.

Japan PM leaves for Latin America, Caribbean

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:09

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left on a five-nation tour of Latin America and the Caribbean that will reportedly see a major Japanese bank extend a USD 500 million oil exploration loan to Brazil.

UN panel asks Japan to redress `comfort women` issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 06:41

The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue.

`Eliminating misogyny` key to shaking up Japan`s workforce: UNDP chief

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:13

Japan must work to "eliminate misogyny" if it wants to draw more women into the workforce as part of a wider bid to stimulate the economy, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme.

Imperial War Museum to showcase Japanese WWII artifacts

Imperial War Museum to showcase Japanese WWII artifacts

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:47

A new display of items related to Japan`s role in World War II has opened at the `Imperial War Museum` in London following a major revival of the building.

Japan`s Abe should avoid Yasukuni shrine: ICG

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:51

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should stay away from a controversial Tokyo war shrine, an international think tank said Thursday, as it offered ideas on defusing mounting Sino-Japanese tensions.

Malabar wargames: India, Japan, US navies in the Pacific

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:35

Navies of India, the US and Japan will kick off their trilateral Malabar naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean from Thursday.

Japan June exports slide in warning sign for economic outlook

Japan June exports slide in warning sign for economic outlook

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:03

That followed a 2.7 percent decline in the prior month, which was the first annual drop in 15 months.

South Korea, Japan resume `comfort women` talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:02

South Korea and Japan resumed suspended high-level talks in Seoul on Wednesday about the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves, despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

Asia stocks edge up as risk aversion wanes, euro languishes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:09

The weaker euro dovetailed nicely with expectations for the European Central Bank to ease policy further with a gradual widening of interest rate differentials favouring the U.S. over Europe seen unfolding.

Japan cuts growth outlook as exports hit, imports rise

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:52

The cut was also "due to weak domestic demand following the consumption tax increase in April", the official said.