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Japanese car exports to U.S. get lift from weak yen
The weak yen is having positive effects on Japanese vehicle exports, albeit slowly, giving carmakers some room to cut prices, analysts say.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
The Detroit News
Japan boosts its military forces over island dispute
The revised five-year defense plan was adopted by the Cabinet along with a new national security strategy that reflects Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to raise the profile of Japan's military and have the country participate more in international diplomacy and security.
China confirms near miss with U.S. ship in South C...
China on Wednesday confirmed an incident between a Chinese naval vessel and a U.S. warship in the South China Sea, after Washington said a U.S. guided missile cruiser had avoided a collision with a Chinese warship maneuvering nearby.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane in Hanoi December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Philippines on Tuesday, seeking to modernize economic and political ties with one of America's oldest allies in South East Asia.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Japan security plan focuses on island dispute
News photographers shoot and edit photos In Tokyo on Dec. 6 during discussion among Japanese cabinet members of the Lower House regarding a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet at Chamber of the Lower House at parliament in Tokyo, Japan, 06 December 2013 after an Upper House special committee approved a bill for new ... (more)
US boosts maritime security aid to Vietnam
The United States will boost maritime security assistance to China's smaller neighbors amid rising tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday during a visit to Vietnam, where he also pressed the communist government on human rights and democratic and economic reforms.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Japan panel urges strong military amid China rise
A near-final draft of a new Japanese national security strategy calls for a stronger military to deal with a rising China and other growing risks close to home.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
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Wed Dec 04, 2013
10 Things to Know for Thursday
After 5A1 2 hours of talks between the two leaders, there's no sign of progress toward defusing tension over China's new air defense zone in the East China Sea.
Air zone dispute: US-China talks but no consensus
In candid, face-to-face talks, Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping traded arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with no consensus about how to defuse an issue that's raising anxieties across Asia and beyond.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
For Biden in China, tense reunion with Xi Jinping
In what was supposed to be a warm reunion, Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet instead Wednesday in a climate fraught with tension over an airspace dispute that has put Asia on edge.
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10 Things to Know for Today
Some experts say the Metro-North derailment could have been avoided if an automated crash-prevention technology had been installed on the system.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
The deal struck Sunday between Iran and six world powers would freeze much of its nuclear program for six months in exchange for an easing of sanctions.
China sends fighters to ID flights by US and Japan
China launched two fighter planes Friday to investigate flights by a dozen U.S. and Japanese reconnaissance and military planes in its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, state media said.
China's Air Defence Identification Zone
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
SKorea, Japan defy Chinese air defense zone
South Korean and Japanese flights through China's new maritime air defense zone added to the international defiance Thursday of rules Beijing says it has imposed in East China Sea but that neighbors and the U.S. have vowed to ignore.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
The flights by the two bombers make clear that the U.S. will not recognize the territorial claims in the East China Sea that Beijing laid out over the weekend.
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Tensions continued to heat up between Japan and China today. Over the weekend, the Chinese government established an air-defense zone encompassing three islands in the East China Sea that the Japanese government had purchased last year.
U.S. sends B-52 over China-claimed waters
NAHA, OKINAWA, Japan - An American carrier battle group and a flotilla of Japanese warships will arrive Wednesday near a vast stretch of ocean claimed by China in what is shaping up as a test of how Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the USA will stand up to the challenge.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Riverview East location on East China board agenda
Members of the East China Board of Education will discuss the location of the district's alternative high school program.