Beijing rejects Prime Minister Naoto Kan's overture to meet in Hanoi with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, because Japan had "ruined the atmosphere" for any talks, the state-run news agency Xinhua reports, citing No. 2 diplomat Hu Zhengyue.
Delegates at the COP10 conference in Nagoya to the distance to conclude new agreements on preserving biodiversity over the next decade and on access to genetic resources and how to distribute the money they make.
Toyota Motor Corp. bought back cars from drivers who reported sudden acceleration defects, but the company didn't tell federal regulators about the problem, according to court documents filed in the sprawling litigation against the automaker.
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HANOI (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met briefly on Saturday and expressed regret that they were unable to hold a bilateral summit in Hanoi on the sidelines of East Asia Summit meetings, a senior Japanese official said.Full article