Jul 21, 2015

Japan protests Russian minister's visit to disputed isle

The government has lodged a protest over the recent visit by Russia’s health care minister to one of the disputed islands off Hokkaido claimed by Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. Suga called Saturday’s trip by Veronika Skvortsova to Shikotan “extremely regrettable” ...

Jun 15, 2015

Vietnam fishing crew say they were attacked by Chinese vessels

A Vietnamese fishing crew said they were attacked by a Chinese vessel using water cannon in disputed waters near the Paracel Islands, Vietnam’s state media reported Monday. The wooden Vietnamese fishing boat from central Quang Ngai province was near the Paracels — known as ...