Japanese Ambassador to China Uichiro Niwa
filed the request during talks with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin at the Chinese
told reporters traveling with him that it will all depend on Abe's own judgment around the time of the weeklong Golden Week holiday period from the end of April whether to seek ''a lineup to lead us to victory in the House of Councillors election.
In response, Niwa
was quoted as telling Liu that China has taken ''unilateral action by deliberately linking the case with several unrelated issues'' and Japan requests China implement appropriate measures to avoid escalation of the situation.
, who last served a key party and Cabinet post more than six years ago, is believed to have been awarded one of the party's top three posts under its new President Shinzo Abe for having united his faction in support of Abe in the party leadership election last Wednesday, pundits say.
said the incident ''occurred in Japanese territorial waters, and that (Japan) is handling the case in line with domestic law,'' according to the Japanese Embassy in Beijing.
The upcoming parliament session will be a very important one so I hope the three party executives will develop teamwork and make it a successful one,'' Abe was quoted by Niwa
, 62, as telling the three when meeting them at the LDP headquarters in the morning.
, 56, a professor at the Nippon Dental University, is accused of leaking 18 questions which were to be used in the national dental exam on March 15-16 last year, by conspiring with two other defendants to have the questions put in a graduation exam of the dentistry department of Ohu University on Feb.
A former JICA chief representative in Nepal, Niwa
, is very much experience in agricultural economics and rural development.
Former Health and Welfare Minister Yuya Niwa
was given the post of General Council chairman.
According to the indictment, Kusunoki asked Ueda and Nippon Dental University professor Motoo Niwa
to give him questions on the March 2000 exam in a bid to help students at Ohu University, a private institute in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, obtain dentistry licenses.
Noriaki and Morita Takahiro, JICA Chief Representative and Senior Representative, respectively, confirmed JICA s commitment of aiding in recovering Yolanda victims.
State Councilor Dai Bingguo lodged the demand when he summoned Japanese Ambassador to China Uichiro Niwa
to the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the early hours of Sunday.