| Dec 14, 2013

China's ADIZ steals show at Japan-ASEAN celebratory summit

The special session of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that took place in Tokyo on Saturday was designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Japan’s diplomatic relations with the Southeast Asian countries. But media attention has been dominated on themes involving one country ...

Abe rubs elbows with ASEAN chiefs

Dec 13, 2013

Abe rubs elbows with ASEAN chiefs

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with the top leaders from Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines and Singapore, expressing concerns about China's setting of a new air defense zone over the East China Sea.

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

Dec 12, 2013

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, during talks Thursday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, showed his “understanding” of Japan’s deep concern over China’s newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, a Japanese official who attended the meeting said. Najib and Abe ...

Dec 1, 2013

No change in China air zone airline policy

Defense Minister Itsunori Ono­de­ra indicates that Tokyo won’t change its stance on urging Japanese airlines not to submit their flight plans as requested by China for its new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea.

No Chinese jets scrambled: Japan

Nov 30, 2013

No Chinese jets scrambled: Japan

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera denies China's claim it scrambled fighter jets in response to Self-Defense Forces aircraft entering its new air defense zone.