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Indonesia's Widodo Backtracks On South China Sea Comments, Expresses Interest In Chinese Economic Partnerships

By  Michelle FlorCruz

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is backtracking on some comments about China he made during his visit to Japan this week that could have potentially jeopardized Jakarta’s own bilateral relations with Beijing. 512 more words

In Japan, U.S. base dispute worsens as Tokyo refuses to bend

AFP

TOKYO —A row over a controversial U.S. military base on Okinawa worsened Tuesday as Tokyo dug in its heels against the local governor’s order to halt construction. 425 more words

Japan's Abe and Indonesia's Widodo Meet To Strengthen Defense Ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) talking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the end of a news conference at Mr Abe’s official residence in Tokyo on March 23, 2015. 206 more words

Japan may give military support to US in South China Sea

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito Party held negotiations over a new amendment to the US-Japan Security Treaty on March 20, according to Duowei News, a media outlet run by overseas Chinese. 865 more words

Japanese historians contest textbook’s description of ‘comfort women

Washington Post

TOKYO — A group of Japanese historians and academics is urging McGraw-Hill, the American publisher, to “correct” a college textbook that they say contains “many erroneous expressions” about sex slaves used by Japanese soldiers during World War II. 753 more words

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