Taro Aso

Aso Calls For Japan, China To Unite

From AFP: Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Thursday called for Tokyo and Beijing to unite in facing the world’s environmental and economic challenges, while playing down concerns over China’s military power. In a...

Aso Delays China Summit

Japan’s Prime Minister Taro Aso has postponed his upcoming trip to China. From Bloomberg: A foreign ministry spokesman dismissed a report that China requested the delay because of a territorial dispute. “We wanted to have...

Japan’s Leader Wants More Phone Time With China

From AP: China and Japan pledged to continue their recently warming ties, with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso saying Saturday the countries’ leaders should talk more on the phone. Making his first visit to Beijing since...

Aso To Visit China Late Oct, Eyes Talks With Hu, Wen

From Reuters: Japan’s new Prime Minister Taro Aso plans to visit China in late October, eyeing his first summit with Chinese leaders since taking office last month, government officials said on Sunday. Tokyo and Beijing...

China Avoids Direct Comment On New Japan Leader Aso

From Reuters: China avoided commenting directly on the election of hawkish Taro Aso as Japan’s new leader, with a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman saying on Tuesday only that good ties were in the interests of both countries....

Ties further strained between China, Japan – DPA

From Newindpress.com: Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso said China was beginning to pose “a considerable threat”, given the unclear intent of its rising military spending, leading to a sharp rebuke from Beijing which termed the statement “highly irresponsible”. China is “a neighbour with 1 billion people equipped with nuclear bombs and has expanded its military […]


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