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China cancels Japan FM visit, cites “serious situation”

From The Bangkok Post: China has cancelled a planned visit by Japan’s foreign minister amid the “serious situation” in bilateral ties, Beijing said Tuesday following Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s latest visit to a controversial war shrine. “Because China-Japan relations are in a serious situation, we are not in a position to receive this visit,” […]

Natalie Pearson: Japanese Lawmakers to Visit War Shrine

From AP, via The Washington Post: Inflaming already tense relations with China, Japanese lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to visit a shrine that critics say glorifies their country’s militarist past, and a Tokyo court ruled against Chinese victims of Japanese wartime atrocities. Such developments would ordinarily infuriate the Chinese, but in the current atmosphere they […]

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