Dec 26, 2014

Interest in Japan-South Korea isle dispute on wane in Japan: poll

Public interest in the sovereignty dispute involving a tiny pair of Korean-controlled outcroppings Japan claims as the Takeshima Islands but South Korea calls Dokdo has fallen to 66.9 percent from 71.1 percent in June, a Cabinet Office survey said Thursday. Meanwhile, a separate survey ...

SDF admiral urges prompt action on crisis management pact with China

Nov 29, 2014

SDF admiral urges prompt action on crisis management pact with China

Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, has urged the early start of a “crisis management” mechanism with China amid conflicting claims with Japan over the uninhabited Senkaku Islands off Taiwan. Relations between China and Japan, the world’s second- and third-largest economies, have ...

Nov 25, 2014

Chinese ships pay first visit to Senkaku Islands since Abe-Xi summit

Chinese ships returned to Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands on Tuesday, the Japan Coast Guard said, the first incursion since a Sino-Japanese summit aimed at reducing tensions. Three Chinese coast guard vessels sailed into the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, ...

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

Nov 17, 2014

'Big man' China is committed to peace, Xi says

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to always use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing’s goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia. Addressing the Australian parliament in an honor bestowed ...