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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan seeks its own early-warning aircraft

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... heightened since China last November declared an "air defence identification zone" over the East China Sea, which overlaps a similar Japanese zone and covers territory disputed by the two ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Tokyo moved this week to take advantage of UN recommendation to add two areas to its exclusive economic zone, covering 177,000 sq km Natural resources worth a staggering 300 trillion yen (HK$21.75 trillion) are believed to lie on or below the seabed in the vast tracts of the Pacific Ocean that Japan will incorporate into its exclusive economic zone from ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan extends its sea territory by 177,000 sq km in line with UN ruling

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and they insist that according to international maritime law, it is merely a reef and therefore cannot be used to extend Japan's continental shelf or exclusive economic zone for a further 200 ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese told to stock up on toilet paper amid rumblings of earthquake drill

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... earthquake zone of Shizuoka. About 2.35 million people took part in the annual disaster drill, with the government hoping to prevent a catastrophe when the quake-prone country is next hit ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese farmers seek aid for cattle in Fukushima radiation zone

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:12pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Two cattle farmers whose livelihoods were destroyed in the March 2011 Fukushima meltdown have taken a black bull to protest over their plight at the Agriculture Ministry in Tokyo A pair of Japanese farmers whose livelihoods were ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese court rules against Fukushima operator Tepco in landmark suicide case

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... with the decision." According to the written indictment, the area in the town of Kawamata where Watanabe's home stands was designated as an evacuation zone on April 22, 2011, about a month after ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo seeks US military guarantee to protect unspecified ‘remote islands’

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:34pm by Julian Ryall

    ... provided fairly clear details of the activities the security treaty covers, but I expect Mr Abe to seek special reference to 'grey zone' activities," said Jun Okumura, a visiting ... activities] appear to be a civilian operation- then you can see why Tokyo is so concerned about these grey zones," he said. The concern could be that Chinese civilians land on one of the disputed ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese media in frenzy over possible conflict with China

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 10:07pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Japanese media frenzy over possible conflict With military tensions between Tokyo and Beijing at a new high over islands in the East China Sea and China's unilateral declaration of an air defence zone, Japan's tabloids are engaged in frenzied speculation over a looming conflict. A diplomatic source quoted in the Sunday Mainichi news magazine expressed concern ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US deploys new surveillance planes in Japan amid territorial row with China

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... declared an air defence identification zone last month covering disputed islands in the East China Sea, a navy official said. "This was scheduled for a long time," said the official, who ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan defence policy review urges airforce, navy to strengthen

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... along with Russia's military modernisation. Tensions have grown since Beijing announced an air defence identification zone on Saturday that includes skies over the disputed Diaoyu islands, ...




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