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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in China as two nations try to mend ties

Japan is a major US ally and hosts a major American naval base. Abe has steadily raised defense spending since taking office in late 2012 in the face of growing concern about potential threats from both China and North Korea.

A slight thaw

But China and Japan have much work to do before trust can be restored.


Airspace row: Japan,US to discuss China's air zone expansion plans

China is scrambling fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese aircraft in the zone.

Airspace row: China internet users call for war against Japan

China warned action against aircraft that failed to identify themselves properly in the airspace.

Japan fires water cannon to turn away Taiwan boats

China-Japan relations deteriorated sharply after Japan bought disputed East China Sea islands.

Video of Chinese boat collisions submitted to Diet

Its release could further complicate Japan-China relations that have deteriorated since the collisions.