Coast guards share duty, language in border zone

Apr 17, 2014

Coast guards share duty, language in border zone

by Shinji Tanaka

Though tensions remain high between Japan and South Korea over territorial and historical issues, the safety of maritime transportation must be maintained irrespective of diplomatic relations, according to a Japan Coast Guard official who monitors maritime communications in the Tsushima Strait. In the strait ...

Official found dead off Kyushu

Feb 2, 2014

Official found dead off Kyushu

A member of the Cabinet Office was found dead last month in a dinghy off Kitakyushu, officials of the 7th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters said Saturday. The body of the civil servant, aged 30, was clothed in a black jacket and found with South ...

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 ...

Eight Chinese vessels enter Senkaku area

Apr 24, 2013

Eight Chinese vessels enter Senkaku area

Eight Chinese maritime surveillance vessels entered Japanese territorial waters Tuesday around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard said. China’s State Oceanic Administration said the vessels were there to monitor the activity of a flotilla of boats reportedly carrying ...