Considering the increasing risks around Japan, including North Korea’s expanding nuclear arsenal and China’s muscle-flexing during the pandemic, security analysts believe it should be only natural for the country to consider bolstering its defences
In major boost for bilateral ties, Xi Jingping accepts Shinzo Abe's invitation of state visit to Japan next spring
Chinese president Xi Jinping has agreed "in principle" to pay a state visit to Japan next spring at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Shinzo Abe welcomed by Li Keqiang near Tiananmen Square; PM's rare China visit comes days before Modi arrives in Japan
Premier Li Keqiang greeted Abe as Japan's flag flew outside the opulent Great Hall of the People across from Tiananmen Square, and they reviewed an honour guard before going inside for talks. Relations between Asia's two biggest economies have improved in recent years after they sunk to new lows in 2012 when Tokyo "nationalised" disputed islands claimed by Beijing.
China hopes to work with Japan to get relations back onto a normal track, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Sunday during a meeting in Beijing.
Most importantly, Japan and the region will see a continuation of policy from Tokyo