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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan rejects sending officials to Diaoyus Islands

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 11:05am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A coalition ally of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday rejected sending officials to the Diaoyus Islands, claimed by China, calling instead ... to the area of the East China Sea. The islands are know as the Diaoyus to the Chinese, but as Senkakus to the Japanese. Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of New Komeito, while on a visit to Washington, said: ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan on high alert for disputed islands anniversary

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... the first anniversary of the nationalisation of the Senkaku islands,” coastguard official Yuma Miyako said, referring to the Tokyo-controlled islands claimed by China as the Diaoyus. Since last ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s coastguard was on high alert on Wednesday, a year to the day since Tokyo nationalised islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China. Relations, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing needs to demonstrate its peaceful intent in regional waters

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 06:54pm by TREFOR MOSS

    ... include the Diaoyus/Senkakus: 34,000 troops, six navy ships and 360 aircraft are involved. Japan has also put anti-ship missiles on Miyako island, which overlooks the Miyako Strait- a crucial sea ... it would be no contest. In the confrontation between rising China and waning Japan over the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, there could only be one winner. The trends were pointing in China's ...

  4. News - China

    Japan PM vows to defend islands from China

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 02:23pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Japan’s prime minister has vowed to defend disputed remote islands from escalating threat from China. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Japan’s Self-Defence Forces on southern Japan on Saturday, saying the disputed islands in the East China Sea are under increasing threat. Abe said he will defend them “at all costs.” The uninhabited islands ...

  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Chinese scholars wage ‘textbooks battle’ with Japan over Diaoyus facts

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:07pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Call by mainland academics comes after push in Japan for textbooks to show Tokyo owns islands Schools 'should teach China found Diaoyus' Mainland ... at the National University of Singapore, said China's earliest visit to the Diaoyus did not equal ownership of the islands. "The Chinese may have visited those islands, but they didn't ...

  6. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Chinese ships edge towards Diaoyus in stand-off over Japan's military plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:16pm by AFP

    ... into disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea today, amid concerns that Japan is seeking to “remilitarise” and bolster its defence. The two vessels were sailing in territorial waters extending 12 nautical miles around one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus, as of 10.30am, according to the Japanese coastguard. Since Tokyo ...

  7. News - China - SOVEREIGNTY

    China's behaviour over Diaoyus similar to Russian annexation of Crimea, says senior Japanese official

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:01am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Senior Japanese official says Beijing action over Diaoyus is similar to the annexation of Crimea Diaoyus action 'like Russia’s in Crimea' China's attempts to snatch the Diaoyu Islands away from Japan are similar to Russia's behaviour in seizing Crimea, a senior Japanese government official told the South China ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Diaoyus-linked Chinese military airplane crashes during training mission

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 06:20pm by AFP

    ... Leopard”. The fleet’s area of responsibility includes disputed islands in the East China Sea, according to state media, which Japan administers and calls the Senkaku islands but which China also claims and names the Diaoyu Islands. For more than a year since Tokyo nationalised some of the islands in September 2012, Chinese vessels and aircraft have regularly approached them, playing cat ...

  9. News - China

    Chinese boat detained for illegal fishing in Japan

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 10:01am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... as it didn’t occur in contested waters, but it comes as tensions have been rising over an island dispute that has raised fears of an armed confrontation between Beijing and Tokyo. The fishing boat was detained Thursday off Nagasaki prefecture, hundreds of kilometres away from the disputed islands, known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese. A Japanese fisheries official in nearby Fukuoka ...

  10. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Japan plans ‘to set up military bases near Diaoyus’ amid row with China

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... to the Senkakus, which Beijing claims as its own under the name Diaoyus, the mass-selling Yomiuri Shimbun reported. With the exception of the main Okinawa island, Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Forces, its ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Up to 350 troops to be stationed on three islands close to the Senkakus, according to a report Japan is to establish new military outposts on remote islands ...




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