Aug 16, 2016

Taiwan-related groups call Japan's Okinotorishima 'rocks'

Taiwan-related individuals and organizations are disputing Japan’s claims that Okinotorishima in the Pacific Ocean are islands. In an opinion ad published in Monday’s issue of Express, The Washington Post’s free daily, they said “rocks” such as Okinotorishima “cannot sustain human life” and should therefore ...

Putin replaces chief of staff with expert on Japan

Aug 13, 2016

Putin replaces chief of staff with expert on Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday removed Sergei Ivanov, one of his closest aides, as chief of staff and announced the appointment of Anton Vaino, Ivanov’s deputy and an expert on Japan affairs, as his successor. Ivanov, 63, was effectively sacked, although it was ...

Government issues safety advisory in China as tensions rise

Aug 12, 2016

Government issues safety advisory in China as tensions rise

The Japanese Embassy in Beijing is urging Japanese citizens to pay more attention to safety there as sensitive anniversaries and territorial tensions might exacerbate anti-Japanese sentiment. The embassy notice cites the Aug. 15 anniversary of the end of World War II on Monday and ...