Jul 1, 2015

Japan to bolster ship patrols near Senkakus

The central government announced plans Tuesday to strengthen patrols around the Senkakus Islands in the East China Sea by sending more large patrol ships, apparently to counter China’s growing maritime assertiveness. Under a new policy on guarding and managing the nation’s remote islands, the ...

Jun 28, 2015

Abe eyes Putin talks in September or later

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two leaders join international gatherings overseas in September or later, a government source said Saturday. Abe expects any summit to lay the groundwork for a visit by Putin to Japan ...