China and Japan



Exchanging Culture, Bettering Relations

Asia Society and the Aspen Institute have teamed up to launch the US-China Forum on Arts and Culture. The forum, beginning next month, will be sending notable American cultural figures to Beijing to collaborate with their...

China to Ban Imports of Farm Products from Japan

Increased fears about radiation contamination have prompted China to ban produce from 12 different regions of Japan. From Reuters: China will ban the import of farm produce, including food, edible agricultural products and...

China Still Bans Minerals for Japan

The Chinese government is continuing to block shipments of crucial strategic minerals to Japan. Please read The New York Times article here The blocked shipments of minerals known as rare earths, despite previous signals that...

Dan Slater: Could China Become Another Japan?

A new book raises the grim possibility China could 'turn inwards' and end up like Japan. From China's decision not to allow Coca Cola to buy local soft drinks champion Huiyuan Juice, announced on March 18, and...

Rebalancing China’s Economy

Richard Katz writes in the Wall Street Journal Asia, from Tokyo:   It is impossible to visit Chongqing, a 10-million-person city in western China, without being overwhelmed by the mile upon mile of new sky-high apartments and...

Hundreds Flock To See ‘Yasukuni’

From The Japan Times: A Tokyo movie theater on Saturday became the first in the nation to screen the controversial documentary "Yasukuni," drawing hundreds of viewers throughout the day despite drizzling rain. People started...

China Beats Japan in Purchasing Power

From Financial Times: China has passed Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy, while India is in fourth place, the World Bank confirmed on Friday, as it unveiled a report examining the relative purchasing power of...



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