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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s diplomatic ‘blue book’ reasserts claims to islands, angering China and South Korea

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Japan reasserts claims to islands, riling neighbours China and South Korea yesterday lashed out at a Japanese foreign relations report that stood firm ... has renewed its claim to islands in the East China Sea, also claimed by Beijing, and sovereignty over a disputed island chain known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in Korea. The report ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... The MSDF is pushing ahead with vessels designed to put troops ashore on remote islands in the Japanese archipelago. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Tokyo 112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak Japanese officials ordered the slaughter of about 112,000 chickens at two poultry farms after confirming the nation's first case of bird flu for three years. DNA tests have revealed the H5strain of the virus at a farm with 56,000 birds in Kumamoto prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu, after ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese minister's visit to Yasukuni Shrine upset neighbours

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 04:43pm by AFP

    ... government ships entered the territorial waters around the East China Sea islands, called the Senkakus in Japan and the Diaoyus in China, for several hours, according to the Japanese coastguard. ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe warns rally of dangers of bolstering Japan's military

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:51am by AFP

    ... to disputed islands in the East China Sea, has helped bolster Abe's push to enhance the role of the military. Defence Minister Chang Wanquan, during his meeting with US counterpart Chuck Hagel, ... over a large swathe of the East China Sea, including disputed remote islands controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. Hagel was in Japan earlier this week, reassuring its leaders ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan stages rally over disputed islands with South Korea

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 02:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... rally on Saturday marking Tokyo’s claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, further fuelling a long-standing territorial row between the neighbouring countries. Some 500 people ... to the islands in the Sea of Japan (East China Sea) as Takeshima, while they are known as Dokdo in South Korea. Yoshitami Kameoka, a parliamentary secretary in Tokyo’s Cabinet Office, attended the event ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese schoolchildren to learn disputed islands belong to Tokyo

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 05:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Government's move to revise textbooks angers South Korea, which warns of 'countermeasures' Children to learn disputed islands belong to Tokyo Japanese education chiefs will instruct schools to teach children that islands at the centre of disputes with China and South Korea belong unequivocally to Tokyo, the government said yesterday, ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan says historic maps bolster claim to islands controlled by South Korea

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:28pm by Julian Ryall

    ... islands dispute Five old maps have gone on display in the southern Japanese city of Matsue, supposedly providing fresh evidence that islands held by South Korea and known as Dokdo are in fact Japanese territory. Tokyo claims the two rocky outcrops, approximately 157 kilometres from the Oki Islands, should be listed as the Japanese islands of Takeshima. Shimane Prefecture officials ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits off southern Japan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 03:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, but no tsunami warning ... of Japan’s Shikoku, Honshu and Kyushu islands, Kyodo reported. There were no abnormalities detected at Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime prefecture or at Shimane plant in Shimane prefecture, the news ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    South Korea, Japan and the US to hold summit in The Hague next week

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:17pm by Reuters

    ... linked to Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule, its wartime use of women in military brothels, and a territorial dispute over islands. Recent surveys have shown that the Japanese leader is more ...




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