Apr 10, 2014

Japan, China navy chiefs set to meet for talks

The chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is expected to meet China’s top naval officer during a trip to attend an international symposium later this month, a Japanese government source has said. The meeting of Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the MSDF’s chief of staff, and ...

Mar 30, 2014

China seen snubbing Japan for fleet review in Qingdao

The Chinese Navy has not extended an invitation to the Maritime Self-Defense Force to take part in an international fleet review China will host late next month, a senior Japanese defense official said Sunday. Beijing is believed to be intentionally excluding Japan from the ...

Chinese court rejects damages suit over forced wartime labor

Mar 8, 2014

Chinese court rejects damages suit over forced wartime labor

A regional court in northeastern China has rejected a lawsuit filed against the Japanese government and two Japanese companies by a group of Chinese demanding damages for forced labor during World War II, an informed source said Friday. The group of 12, comprising former ...

Feb 26, 2014

China accuses Japan of being regional 'troublemaker'

China on Tuesday labeled Japan a “troublemaker” that is damaging regional peace and stability, firing back at earlier criticism from Tokyo over a spike in tensions in northeast Asia. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was responding to comments by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida that ...

Feb 25, 2014

Japan to raise air defense zone again at U.N. agency

Japan plans to propose taking up the issue of air defense identification zones with the International Civil Aviation Organization as it did last November after China’s declaration of an ADIZ in the East China Sea that covers the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands. The ICAO, a ...