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Xinhua | Filipino "Lolas" struggle for apology from Japan for "comfort woman" crime, 14 Aug
"an attempt to whitewash Japan's history of aggression"

HANKYOREH OpEd | Yoon brushes aside Korea's past with Japan, asks to move forward in Liberation Day speech, 16 Aug
"The problem is the reality of South Korea-Japan relations."

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on August 18, 2022

Shenzhen TV: According to reports, during the ninth China-Japan high-level political dialogue held yesterday, the Japanese side stated its position on the situation in the Taiwan Strait, said that China's military exercises involve Japan's EEZ and stressed the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. Do you have any comment?
Wang Wenbin:...Some people in Japan claim that "Any contingency for Taiwan is a contingency for Japan". This is a wrong perception which has undoubtedly sent a very dangerous and wrong message to the "Taiwan independence" forces. ...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan | Press Releases

VOA | China, Japan Officials Meet Amid Taiwan Tensions

Takeo [Akiba] met earlier this month with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Washington, during which they "reiterated the importance of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and reinforced their resolve to stand united against Russia's unjust and unprovoked war on Ukraine and united in support of the Ukrainian people," the State Department said in a news release...
Kyodo | Japan, China vow to continue dialogue despite Taiwan tensions
During their about seven-hour meeting on Wednesday in the Chinese city of Tianjin, Takeo Akiba, secretary general of Japan's National Security Secretariat, protested to China's foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi over Beijing's recent large-scale drills near Taiwan, according to a Japanese government official. [...] With the latest high-level talks held at the request of China, the two countries are believed to have discussed mending their ties and laying the groundwork for a summit meeting between Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping....
Mainichi | 1,000-plus people march in Tokyo to protest ex-PM Abe's state funeral: organizers
"After the rally, participants marched around the station, declaiming, 'The state funeral will destroy democracy.'"

Asia Times | Tokyo Electron sees rising risk in US chip war on China
imminent US CHIPS4 sanctions against US supplier sales to China

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