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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    China's maritime enforcement plan 'a threat' to Japan

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... With a unified command structure, the new entity will be able to co-ordinate its maritime forces and "pose a very serious challenge" to Japanese forces in waters close to the disputed Senkaku ... maritime plan 'a threat' China's decision to place all its maritime law enforcement agencies under unified control is likely to dramatically enhance Beijing's naval capabilities ...

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    Build-up on remote Japanese atoll raises strategic questions

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Japan says tiny Okinotorishima is an island, and part of its exclusive economic zone, but China sees this as a breach of maritime law Tokyo builds up remote Pacific ... that it is designed to serve, is likely intended to help Japan argue for the extension of its exclusive economic zone a further 200 nautical miles into the Pacific. China is not disputing that the territory ...

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    Japan plans satellites to monitor foreign ships in territorial waters

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 03:41pm by AFP

    ... which China calls the Diaoyus. The maritime surveillance vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile zone around Uotsurijima, one of the islands, at about 9.30am, the coastguard said. The ships left ... Japan said it had voiced "serious concern" to China at the construction of a drilling rig near a disputed and potentially rich gas field in the East China Sea. A Chinese vessel has ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan on high alert for disputed islands anniversary

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

    ... 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, ... Contiguous waters are maritime zones adjacent to territorial sea where a coastal state has certain limited rights. “We are preventing Chinese official ships from entering our territorial waters, ...

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

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

    ... the previous year, rising to ¥4.9 trillion (HK$370 billion). The Maritime Self-Defence Force was the biggest beneficiary of the additional spending, followed by the self-defence force's air arm. ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese military displays a softer side as Shinzo Abe seeks to boost its role

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... and doing pull-ups. And a three-times-a-year, match-making event with ground, air and maritime officers drew a record 1,427 applications from single women last month, more than 10 for every ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

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

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

    ... That is not allowed under current readings of Article 9 of the US-imposed constitution, which says Japan forever renounces the use of force as a means of settling international disputes. Previous governments ... 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, ...

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    Japan stages rally over disputed islands with South Korea

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

    ... dispute and other issues arising from Japan’s 1910-45 colonial rule over the Korean peninsula. Tensions were strained in 2012 following a surprise visit by South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe to sign deal with Australia PM Tony Abbott on military gear

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:30pm by JULIAN

    ... of China, particularly in territorial disputes, and the deal with Canberra is designed to help cement the bilateral defence relationship. Tony Abbott, the Australian prime minister, will next week ...

  10. 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

    ... 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 ...




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