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, ...

Japan's U.N. envoy airs concern over South China Sea disputes

Jul 2, 2016

Japan's U.N. envoy airs concern over South China Sea disputes

Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations Koro Bessho on Friday voiced deep concern about territorial spats between China and other countries and said the U.N. Security Council will take up the issue if requested. “Japan is deeply concerned about the situation” associated with the ...