Japan - China
Chronology from Apr 2003 to Jul 2003
: Japanese Coast Guard escorts 13 Chinese protesters from Senkaku Islands’ waters.
: FM Kawaguchi and Li meet at ASEAN Plus Three meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
: China announces support for Japanese and South Korean participation in multilateral talks with North Korea.
: China announces antidumping case against Japan, U.S., ROK over chemicals used to produce polyurethane.
: MFA cancels travel warning for all areas of China except Beijing and Guangdong.
: Upper House of Japan’s Diet passes emergency legislation.
: China announces antidumping case against Japan and four other countries over import price of raw materials used in making of nylon.
: PM Koizumi meets with President Hu in St. Petersburg, Russia.
: Matsushita announces closing of two plants in China as result of SARS.
: Secretaries general of Japan’s three ruling parties meet with President Hu.
: Lower House of Japan’s Diet passes emergency legislation.
: Ministry of Health announces additional relief package for China.
: China’s Vice FM Wang Yi travels to Tokyo to brief Japan on U.S.-North Korea-China talks.
: MFA announces that Japan will send four-man Disaster Relief Team to China. They arrive May 11.
: Ministry of Health sends additional SARS assistance to China.
: PM Koizumi instructs Health Minister Sakaguchi to establish SARS-prevention system in Japan.
: Japanese government meets to develop anti-SARS strategy.
: Japan Socialist Party Chairperson Doi Takako meets with President Hu and former FM Tang.
: Aso Taro, head of the LDP’s policy board, in Taipei recommends Japanese-Taiwanese discussion of security issues.
: ASEAN-China emergency summit on SARS in Bangkok.
: ASEAN Plus Three meet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on SARS.
: Japanese government announces anti-SARS assistance, sending surgical masks, protective clothing, for China.
: Japan’s Trade Ministry announces trade statistics for 2002; imports from China exceed imports from the U.S. for the first time.
: Ministry of Foreign Affairs extends SARS travel warning to Inner Mongolia.
: Kan meets with China’s President Hu Jintao.
: Kan Naoto, president of Japan Democratic Party, meets with Wang Jiarui, chief of the Chinese Communist Party’s External Liaison Department.
: FM Kawaguchi meets with Premier Wen Jiabao.
: FM Kawaguchi meets with former FM Tang Jiaxuan.
: Foreign Minister Kawaguchi Yoriko meets with Chinese counterpart FM Li Zhaozing.
: Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues SARS travel warning for China, Macau, Taiwan.