Yasuo Fukuda

Japan PM Urges China Co-Operation – BBC

From BBC: Japan’s Prime Minister, Yasuo Fukuda, has called for increased co-operation with China in the future, at the end of a four-day trip to the country. Mr Fukuda said the neighbours could do more for the world by co-operating than each would achieve single-handedly. Despite the remarks, earlier talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wen […]

Relations Between Japan And China Warm As Two Premiers Play Baseball – AP

From AP, via International Herald Tribune: Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda was set to visit the birthplace of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius on Sunday to wrap up a four-day visit to China that has seen a warming of relations between the two countries. The visit to Qufu will demonstrate “the common cultural background between […]

Japan’s Fukuda On Charm Offensive In China – Reuters

From Reuters: Japan Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will be on a charm offensive in China on Saturday, the second day of a visit, following talks between leaders of the Northeast Asian rivals that resulted in a pledge to resolve a gas row. Fukuda was to play a game of catch with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao […]

Gas Talks Won’t Affect Japan PM’s Visit, China Says – Lindsay Beck

From Reuters: Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda’s plans to visit China will not be affected by the state of talks on energy resources in disputed waters, China said on Thursday, contradicting comments from Japan. The 11th round of talks on how to develop natural gas in the East China Sea ended on Wednesday with no […]

Can Fukuda Improve Ties With China? – Frank Ching

From The Japan Times: China and Japan celebrated the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on Saturday with glittering diplomatic receptions and an exchange of congratulatory messages by leaders of the two countries. While these formalities would have been held in any event, they held special significance this year because of the inauguration […]

Japan PM Favourite Vows Better China Ties, No Shrine Visits – AFP

Yasukuni Shrine is considered one most sensitive issue between China and Japan. Anger over former Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi’s visits to the shrine led to China to refuse visits between top leaders for 7 years. Against that backdrop, this announcement by the Japanese Prime Minister to-be has major significance. From AFP: Yasuo Fukuda, the front-runner […]

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