Aug 8, 2016

Japan urges China not to escalate East China Sea tension

The government said Monday it will respond firmly after Chinese vessels intruded 14 times into Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea over the weekend, stoking bilateral tensions. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan will continue to urge ...

Jul 5, 2016

Japan scrambled jets against China a record 199 times in April-June

Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets scrambled a record 199 times against Chinese aircraft approaching Japanese airspace in the April-June period, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff said. The previous record of 198 was set over the preceding three months, and shows, according to Japanese authorities, ...