Apr 27, 2014

Beijing responds to summit with Senkaku ships

Two Chinese Coast Guard ships again intruded into waters around the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, the Japanese Coast Guard said, two days after U.S. President Barack Obama declared his support for Japan. The vessels sailed for 12 nautical ...

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

| Apr 25, 2014

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

by Reiji Yoshida

For Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Thursday’s summit with U.S. President Barack Obama should have been a big moment to trumpet the strength of the Japan-U.S. alliance, which he claimed has greatly improved after relations soured under the Democratic Party of Japan-led administration that preceded ...

Obama assures Abe on Senkakus

Apr 24, 2014

Obama assures Abe on Senkakus

by Mizuho Aoki

President Barack Obama says Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that the mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands.

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 ...