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Japan Bolsters Closest-Ever Security Ties With Philipines as China Rattles Region

Japan and the Philippines agreed to begin talks to allow Japanese troop deployments on Filipino soil, as China’s actions in the region drive the two partners into their closest-ever security ties. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s weekend trip to meet with ...

Japan Embarks on Unfamiliar Path In Southeast Asia to Contain China

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida kicks off state visits to the Philippines and Malaysia on Friday in a move to project a more forceful image in a region where China is growing increasingly assertive. Kishida will meet with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, address ...

Japan Moves to Build China-Free EV Battery Supply Chain

Nishimura Yasutoshi, Japan's economy and industry minister, spent last week crisscrossing southern Africa on a five-nation tour at the behest of his country's auto industry that is looking for new supplies of the raw materials needed to power electric vehicles. Japan, like ...

Japanese Minister’s Africa Tour Riles China as Tokyo Looks to Build Its Own EV Battery Metal Supply Chain

Japan's Economy and Industry Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi arrived in Namibia on Sunday for the first leg of a five-nation Africa tour that focuses specifically on securing new supplies of critical resources needed to power electric vehicles. Nishimura will also visit Angola, the DR ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Japanese Foreign Minister Arrived in South Africa on Tuesday on Three-Nation African Tour

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for the first leg of a three-nation African tour that also includes stops in Uganda and Ethiopia. Hayashi's visit is widely seen as part of G7 countries' broader effort to counteract China and Russia's growing influence on ...

Sri Lanka’s Creditors Push for Greater Chinese Participation in Debt Talks

Three of Sri Lanka’s largest lenders are calling for its debt restructuring process to be sped up and for China to support the process. Officials from India, Japan, and France, the three heads of Sri Lanka’s creditor committee, are also raising new forms of cooperation in a bid ...

Japanese Foreign Minister to Embark on Six-Nation Tour of South Asia and Africa

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi will head out this week on a six-nation Asian and African tour to discuss Tokyo's vision for Global South cooperation. Hayashi said at a press conference on Friday that he will first go to India and ...

U.S.-Led Talks With Asian Countries Aims to Reduce Dependence on Chinese Supply Chains

The 14-member states of the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) met in Detroit on Friday, where they said a deal to diversify supply chains beyond China is "substantially completed." U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo led the talks and said this ...

G7 Leaders Wrap Hiroshima Summit With a Get Tough Message for China

The leaders of the world's seven wealthiest industrial democracies closed their summit meeting in the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday with a blunt message for China: stop causing trouble and play by the rules. The group of six Western countries and Japan ...

China Angry With Japan Over G7 Joint Statement, Labels Accusations as “Hype”

The Chinese government lodged a formal complaint to Japan over the wording of the G7 communiqué published over the weekend.  Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Saturday that China felt it had been "attacked" and that a number of points ...
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