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S. Korea calls Japan’s export restrictions economic retaliation

S. Korea calls Japan’s export restrictions economic retaliation

South Korea’s finance minister on Thursday pressed Japan to withdraw its export restrictions, denouncing them as an economic retaliation. Hong Nam-ki, the minister of economy and finance, said South Korea will decide when to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Japan’s decision as soon as an internal review is over. “We believe […]

G20 Osaka summit could be game changer if China, Japan explore BRI possibilities

G20 Osaka summit could be game changer if China, Japan explore BRI possibilities

It seems the days when Japanese brands were hotly favored in the Chinese market are gone. However, tangible signs still exist of strong trade and investment ties between the two East Asian economies. Beliefs are also firmly held that wide-ranging China-Japan cooperation, especially the bonds between the two nations concerning the exploration of business opportunities […]

Open cooperation, joint development remain a thoroughfare

Open cooperation, joint development remain a thoroughfare

The World Bank’s global growth forecast for 2019 stood at 2.6 percent, the lowest in the recent three years, while the global trade growth this year was also revised down to 2.6 percent, the weakest since the global financial crisis 11 years ago. The trade friction unilaterally provoked by the US is widely believed by […]

Win-win cooperation remains the only right choice

Win-win cooperation remains the only right choice

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka, Japan from June 27 to 29 at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It will be the seventh consecutive time that President Xi to attend or chair the G20 summit, which reflects the great importance attached by China […]

Upcoming G20 summit to inject positive energy into global economic governance

Upcoming G20 summit to inject positive energy into global economic governance

The 14th Group of 20 (G20) summit is slated to be held in Osaka, Japan on June 28 and 29. Chinese President Xi Jinping will once again join the leaders of other G20 members, guest countries, and heads of international organizations for discussions on stabilizing world economy and promoting global economic governance. As the world […]

Xi to hold meetings with world leaders at G20 summit

Xi to hold meetings with world leaders at G20 summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold multilateral meetings with leaders of BRICS countries, trilateral talks with leaders of India and Russia as well as meetings with leaders of African countries during the G20 summit in Japan from June 27 to 29, Chinese officials said. Against rising protectionism and unilateralism in the US, observers and business […]

Trump, Abe to coordinate N.K. policy at White House meeting

Trump, Abe to coordinate N.K. policy at White House meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will coordinate their next steps to achieve North Korea’s denuclearization when they meet at the White House this week, a senior U.S. government official said Thursday. Abe will be in Washington on Friday for an official working visit, which will include bilateral meetings involving national […]

From Abe to Outer Space, Can Japan’s Military Techno-Nationalism Survive?

From Abe to Outer Space, Can Japan’s Military Techno-Nationalism Survive?

Japan has often been regarded as the forerunner and indeed the very apogee of techno-nationalism in Asia. In the Meiji, Taishō and Shōwa eras, Japan was the first Asian state to industrialize and rise to great-power status, largely due to national policies encouraging importation, indigenization and wielding modern technologies. In the post-Second World War era, […]

Seoul cancels construction permit for new Japanese Embassy building

Seoul cancels construction permit for new Japanese Embassy building

The construction permit for a new Japanese embassy building in central Seoul has been revoked due to construction delays, municipal officials said Wednesday. Seoul’s Jongno Ward Office said it notified the Japanese Embassy on March 4 of the cancellation of the building permit issued in 2015. The revocation came as the Japanese government has delayed […]

Scholar discovers original copies of 1919 Swiss resolution calling for Korean independence

Scholar discovers original copies of 1919 Swiss resolution calling for Korean independence

A South Korean scholar said Wednesday he has discovered the original copies of a resolution adopted at the 1919 International Socialist Conference in the Swiss town of Lucerne that show the Korean provisional government’s diplomatic efforts to call for Korean independence from Japan. Although the resolution itself has been known to Korean scholars due to […]

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