U.S. criticizes new China zone, vows to defend Japan

Nov 24, 2013

U.S. criticizes new China zone, vows to defend Japan

The United States said Saturday it was “deeply concerned” and committed to defending Japan after China announced an air zone in the East China Sea that includes disputed islets. In a move that U.S. ally Japan branded as “very dangerous,” China said it was ...

Nov 8, 2013

Japan, S. Korea, China to make joint effort for trilateral summit

South Korea, Japan and China have agreed to try to arrange a trilateral summit despite their frosty relations over contrasting perceptions of wartime history and territorial disputes. The agreement was reached Thursday at a meeting in Seoul of senior diplomats from the three countries, ...

Nov 5, 2013

Japan arrests Chinese coral boat captain

A Chinese coral fishing boat captain was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fishing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, the Japan Coast Guard said. The captain allegedly tried to flee despite an order to stop, the Coast Guard added. The Chinese captain and 11 other ...

Japanese, Chinese experts call for level-headed discussions

Oct 28, 2013

Japanese, Chinese experts call for level-headed discussions

Japanese and Chinese experts released a joint statement Sunday stressing the urgent need for their governments to start dialogue aimed at easing tensions over conflicting claims to a cluster of tiny islets in the East China Sea. About 80 experts, including former senior government ...

Oct 28, 2013

Protest is lodged over China's latest intrusion

Japan lodged a protest Monday with Beijing over the Chinese ships that are repeatedly intruding into Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. “It is extremely disappointing and regrettable that the intrusions by ...