Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

May 18, 2017

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared to be a drone was seen flying above them. A high-ranking Foreign Ministry official lodged ...

Mar 1, 2017

Fisherman finds body floating off Fukui Prefecture

A dead man found floating Tuesday off Fukui Prefecture in the Sea of Japan had badges on his clothes bearing the images of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il, the Japan Coast Guard said. At around 9:30 ...

Mar 1, 2017

China has conducted 63 seabed studies in Japan's EEZ: Coast Guard

China has conducted seabed surveys in Japan’s exclusive economic zones without notice, or in ways different from advance explanations to the Japanese government, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida revealed on Tuesday. “It’s extremely regrettable,” Kishida told a press conference after the day’s Cabinet meeting. According ...

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

Feb 11, 2017

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

A Panamanian-registered tanker ran aground on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday but none of the crew were injured, the Japan Coast Guard said. All 18 crew members — 17 Myanmar nationals and a Taiwanese — on the 5,404-ton Sagan were rescued by ...

Japan Coast Guard may have hard time probing Marines Osprey mishap

Dec 16, 2016

Japan Coast Guard may have hard time probing Marines Osprey mishap

The Japan Coast Guard is expected to face difficulties investigating Tuesday’s crash of an MV-22 Osprey of the U.S. Marine Corps, due to the bilateral status of forces agreement, which limits Japan’s criminal jurisdiction in cases involving the U.S. military. The tilt-rotor transport aircraft ...