Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe: has indicated he is keen to improve relations and has called for high-level dialogue with China. Photograph: AP

China sees no reason to conduct talks with Japan over their dispute about ownership of a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, “because (...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe poses with members of Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z. Photograph: Reuters

Asia’s two economic giants Japan and China squared off against each other over a chain of disputed islands and a visit to a controversial shrin(...)