Chinese Ships Chase Japanese Fishing Boat

Chinese ships chase Japanese fishing boat

Japan has lodged a protest with China over Friday's chase of a Japanese fishing boat by two Chinese patrol boats that intruded into Japanese waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide says the government will strongly urge China to respond positively without undermining cooperation between the two countries over the coronavirus pandemic.

Toyota Bets Millions On A Pony: Chinese Autonomy Startup Pony.ai

Toyota bets millions on a Pony: Chinese autonomy startup Pony.ai

HONG KONG/BEIJING — Autonomous driving firm Pony.ai said on Wednesday it has raised $462 million (425 million pounds) in its latest funding round, led by an investment by Japan's largest automaker Toyota.

Toyota invested around $400 million in the round, Pony.ai said in a statement, marking its biggest investment in an autonomous driving company with a Chinese background.

Suga: Chinese President To Visit Japan As Planned

Suga: Chinese President to visit Japan as planned

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Japan is expected to take place in April as planned.

Suga told reporters on Tuesday that Japan is closely watching developments concerning China's National People's Congress.

False Rumors On Chinese Spread In Japan

False rumors on Chinese spread in Japan

As the number of cases of new coronavirus increase in Japan, false accusations against Chinese people and groundless rumors are spreading. The health ministry is calling on people not to be taken in by the misinformation.

The ministry says false posts on Chinese have gone viral on social media since the outbreak. It says officials have been repeatedly contacted through telephone and email by people passing along the rumor that "Chinese are intentionally spreading the virus for the purpose of terrorism."

Japanese And Chinese Fms Discuss Outbreak

Japanese and Chinese FMs discuss outbreak

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi discussed the outbreak of coronavirus by telephone on Sunday evening.

Motegi told Wang that Japan will provide whatever support it can to limit the spread of the virus.

Chinese Tourists Buying Facemasks In Japan

Chinese tourists buying facemasks in Japan

Chinese tourists visiting Japan are buying facemasks to take home to protect themselves from the pneumonia outbreak believed to be caused by a new coronavirus.

Many Chinese travelers were buying masks at a drugstore in a departure lobby at Narita Airport, outside Tokyo, on Thursday.

Akimoto Accepted Luxury Items From Chinese Firm

Akimoto accepted luxury items from Chinese firm

A Japanese lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a Chinese company has also admitted to receiving thousands of dollars' worth of luxury brand goods.

Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto was arrested last month on suspicion of receiving about 27,000 dollars from a Chinese firm called 500.com in 2017.

Chinese Firm 'issued Fake Receipts To Hide Bribes'

Chinese firm 'issued fake receipts to hide bribes'

Tokyo prosecutors investigating bribery allegations involving casino resorts say a Chinese firm issued fake receipts to a Japanese lawmaker to cover up its bribes.

The prosecutors on Tuesday served a fresh arrest warrant to Tsukasa Akimoto on suspicion of receiving bribes worth about 32,000 dollars.

Chinese Airlines To Open New Routes To Narita

Chinese airlines to open new routes to Narita

Chinese airline companies are opening new routes to Narita Airport amid the rising popularity of travel to Japan.

In October, Tokyo and Beijing agreed to ease a cap on the number of flights that connect Chinese cities and Narita.

Sources: Chinese Firm Wanted Favors On New Resorts

Sources: Chinese firm wanted favors on new resorts

Sources say officials of a Chinese online betting firm asked a Japanese lawmaker to help increase the number of integrated resorts equipped with casinos that could open in Japan.

Tokyo prosecutors on Wednesday arrested Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto on suspicion of receiving about 27,000 dollars from the firm 500.com in September 2017.

Lawmaker Found To Have Visited Chinese Company

Lawmaker found to have visited Chinese company

NHK has learned that Lower House lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto met with the top executive of a Chinese firm, which was aiming to invest in a resort project in Japan, right after he became state minister in charge of integrated casino resorts.

A Japanese man who was acting as an advisor to the firm is suspected of bringing an undeclared amount of cash into the country in violation of the foreign exchange law.