The Asahi Shimbun features a seemingly discordant personality of a Hong Kong activist, portrayed as a fierce Chinese patriot in the face of Japan but also intensely critical of tThursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Chinese military planes, mostly fighter jets, made more than 40 flights close to Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a territorial dispute on a single day this week, a press report said on Saturday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Abe's warning came after China sent eight surveillance vessels within 12 nautical miles of the islands - the most in a single day since Japan bought three of the islands in September.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
US and Japanese officers are discussing worst-case contingency plans for retaking disputed islands in the East China Sea if China moves to seize them, US officials said on Wednesday.
Japan’s Nikkei newspaper first reported the talks, which prompted a strong reaction from China.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The tropical waters of the South China Sea are among the most contested on earth, but Chinese fishermen who sail in them shrug off the dangers of navigating between multiple competing claimants.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Japan’s coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese boat on suspicion of illegal fishing in its exclusive economic zone on Tuesday, officials said, amid a territorial row between the two countries.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Japan said three Chinese surveillance ships entered its territorial waters off disputed East China Sea islands on Sunday, hours after one of Beijing’s fisheries patrol boats sailed into the zone.
The three marine surveillance ships entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial zone off Uotsuri, one of the Senkaku islands, shortly before 1pm, the Japan Coast Guard said in a statement.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Chinese government ships were in waters around disputed East China Sea islands on Monday, Japan’s coastguard said, as a senior Japanese diplomat prepared for meetings in Beijing aimed at mending frayed ties.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
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 waters, a newspaper said on Monday.
The Japanese government plans to finance the deal in its fiscal this year budget starting in April and hopes to officially sign it early next year, the Nikkei business daily reported.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Four Chinese ships were spotted on Sunday in disputed East China Sea waters, Japanese officials said, as Tokyo considered disclosing video footage and pictures as evidence of a Chinese frigate’s alleged radar-lock incident.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
As fears grow over a simmering island dispute between China and Japan, scholars from both nations are hoping to lower the temperature with expansive talks in Washington in search of common ground.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
China’s state media on Tuesday questioned whether Japan’s incoming prime minister sincerely wants to improve ties with Beijing, which have been severely strained by a row over a disputed island chain.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Incoming Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday there could be no compromise on the sovereignty of islands at the centre of a dispute with China.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Minivans plastered with slogans and the smiling faces of candidates are cruising the streets of towns and cities across Japan while the leaders of the largest parties are appealing to the electorate in the key districts through loudspeakers.11 Dec 2012 - 3:12am