japan trade

China Replaces US as Japan’s Biggest Export Market

The Guardian reports: China has replaced the United States as Japan’s biggest export destination, underlining the Olympic host’s emergence as a global economic power. Japan’s finance ministry said exports to...

Japan shouldn’t seek trade pact with China – Reuters

From Reuters via the Washington Post (link) Japanese Farm Minister Shoichi Nakagawa, in an apparent criticism of China, said on Friday that Japan should not seek free trade pacts with countries that cannot guarantee the safety of its citizens. The comments by Nakagawa — who is known for his hardline views toward China and North […]

China-Japan trade hit new high – People’s Daily

From People’s Daily (link): The China-Japan trade rose by 12.7% to reach 189.3 billion US dollars last year, hitting a new high for seven year in a row, according to statistics released by Japan External Trade Organization. The statistics show though trade volume between the two countries continued to surge last year, the growth slowed […]

China to order 60 bullet trains – AFP (UPDATED)

From AFP, via Aljazeera.Net: China will order 60 bullet trains from a Japanese consortium led by Kawasaki Heavy Industries as Beijing turns to both Japanese and German firms to expand its rail network. The Railways Ministry will buy 60 bullet trains from the Kawasaki-led consortium to run in China as early as 2008, the Yomiuri […]

Colin Donald: Time to put genie back in the bottle

From Scotsman.com: Waves of anti-Japanese protests sweeping China for the past three weeks have threatened bilateral economic ties between East Asia’s biggest economies. Fears are growing that an obscure dispute over the approval of eight revisionist Japanese history textbooks could disrupt booming trade and investment flows, and shatter a key pillar of global growth. Although […]

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