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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Japan pursues diplomatic offensive in Philippines visit

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

    ... that would extend Metro Manila's urban railway to outlying provinces and the construction of a new airport on the resort island of Bohol. But Tokyo's offer of 10 patrol vessels ... claims to parts of the strategic and oil-rich South China Sea, almost all of which is claimed by China through its controversial nine-dash line. Two of the hot spots are the Spratly Islands ...

  2. News - Asia - WHALING

    Sea Shepherd claims Japan whalers rammed protest ships

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Sea Shepherd campaigners claim two of their vessels were damaged during confrontation Japan hunter ship rams protesters Environmental campaigners from the Sea Shepherd group say a Japanese whaling ship had rammed their vessels in the worst confrontation in the Southern Ocean in three years. Sea Shepherd said the Japanese factory boat the Nisshin ...

  3. News - Asia - WHALING

    Sea Shepherd takes its battle to top US court

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Activists say lower court 'acted rashly' in order for them to stay away from Japanese whalers Sea Shepherd takes its battle to top US court The Sea Shepherd conservation group has asked the US Supreme Court to lift an order forcing it to steer clear of Japan's whalers, who are seeking legal reprisals over harassment at sea. Since ...

  4. News - China - JAPAN

    Abe condemns China's handling of sea row

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 10:30am by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... up nothing in the dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea. A decision by Tokyo to buy the islands – called Senkaku in Japanese and Daioyu in Chinese- from their private Japanese ... on Thursday the US will urge “care and caution” in the maritime dispute over the East China Sea islands. Senior officials from the State Department, the Pentagon and the White House will travel ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Japan offers Philippines 10 ships to patrol South China Sea

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

    ... 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 the offer during talks in Manila yesterday to help the Philippines with what it saw as "very threatening" activity by China in the disputed sea. "We do have this threat ...

  6. News - Asia - NATURE

    Japanese scientists film deep-sea giant squid

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese scientists capture rare footage of deep-sea giant squid in its natural habitat Elusivemonster makes film debut Scientists and broadcasters said ... succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature at a depth of more than half a kilometre after teaming up with Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the US Discovery Channel. The massive invertebrate ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    HK has a role to play in East China Sea disputes, analysts say

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... territorial disputes in the East China Sea, analysts say. They say that Hong Kong activists' trip to the disputed islands this week supports Beijing's claim of sovereignty, while avoiding ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Little in hand following Clinton visit, China looks to Apec summit

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 08:02am by John Kennedy

    ... on Foreign Relations--  The South China Sea and the Law of the Sea   As I’ve written before, it is high time for the United States to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. With tensions rising in the South and East China Seas, the need is only growing. Greenpeace East Asia--  Campaigners in China: social media plays critical role in social action   China represents, in many ...

  9. Fears in Japan over East China Sea

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea is likely to be replicated in the East China Sea when its military capabilities improve, a Japanese ... in the South China Sea over the past few years have aggravated the security environment surrounding the country,' the reported said, pointing to a series of military drills conducted by the PLA ...

  10. Japanese fashion brand's show left all at sea but with a message of hope

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the fountains echoed the collection's theme. Models trotted down the runway in clothes inspired by sea creatures and designed by brand founder Eri Utsugi, who flew in from Japan for the event. Utsugi said she got her idea for the collection after seeing photos of the sea in a magazine. 'I don't usually look for inspiration for each collection. It just hits you like ...




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