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    Japan to give patrol boats to Manila amid China tensions

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 11:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan plans to donate patrol boats costing US$11 million each to the Philippines, ramping up regional efforts to monitor China’s maritime activity in disputed ... business daily reported. Japan will then provide the Philippines with the newly built patrol vessels, which will cost more than 1 billion yen each, the newspaper said, without specifying the number ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Japan offers Philippines 10 ships to patrol South China Sea

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Japan offers 10 ships to Philippines Japan will provide the Philippines with 10 coastguard vessels as the two nations deepen their strategic partnership to counter what they said were threats from China in the disputed South China Sea. The Philippines' foreign secretary, Albert del Rosario, said Japan's foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, made ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Japan pursues diplomatic offensive in Philippines visit

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Japan pursues diplomatic offensive A two-day visit by Japan's foreign minister to the Philippines appears to be part of a well-coordinated diplomatic offensive ... first overseas trip since winning office to Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Japan's top government spokesman said it was not aimed at counter-balancing China's influence ...

  4. News - Asia

    Beijing rejects Manila's view on Japan military boost

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Manila Manila's support of Japan gets Beijing brush-off Beijing has rebuffed statements by the Philippines welcoming a more active Japanese military and changes to Japan's pacifist constitution so it can counterbalance China in the region. China, which has ongoing territorial disputes with the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea, and with Japan ...

  5. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    Japan to buy disputed Diaoyu islands

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 10:38am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan’s government has agreed to buy a group of islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a territorial dispute with China, a move likely to irk Beijing, Japanese dailies said on Wednesday. The central government will soon sign a contract to buy the islands claimed by both countries, known in Japan as Senkaku and in China as Diaoyu, for 2.05 billion ...

  6. Rise in HK tourists perks up Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The number of Hong Kong tourists heading to Japan jumped 41 per cent year on year last month- the biggest increase since Japan's nuclear crisis after last March's deadly earthquake and tsunami. A total of 48,500 Hongkongers visited Japan in January, Japanese consul Yuji Kumamaru said yesterday. The significant rise can be attributed to the Lunar New ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How will China deal with region's distrust?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... territorial disputes with China in the East China and South China seas respectively. And on the agenda is likely to be not just hardware- what Japan can do to help Vietnam further develop its ...

  8. Japan rule book to fall in line with Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com It will come too late for Caspar Fownes and the ownership of Green Birdie, but Japan's demotion rules will be brought into line with Hong Kong's ... one horse would have beaten another home but for the interference. Chief steward Kim Kelly has been involved in these discussions with his Japanese counterparts since the Japan Cup debacle ...

  9. Japan to restart working visits for HK's young

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Applications for working visas to Japan for young Hongkongers will open in July after being delayed three months by the deadly earthquake and tsunami in March. Up to 250 visas ... the quake will affect the desire of Hongkongers aged 18 to 31 to work in Japan, the number of visas on offer is similar to last year, when 658 people applied and 236 received visas. '[The ...

  10. Standing with Japan

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hui Yi Recently, hundreds of locals, foreigners and Japanese expatriates gathered at the Hong Kong Japan Club. They wanted to show their support for victims of the Japan earthquake ... in Japan to help rebuild their village. 'We want to let people in Japan know young people in Hong Kong are here to encourage and support them through activities and events,' Miyauchi said ...




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