Nov 27, 2015

Unidentified boats with decomposed bodies found drifting off Japan

Japan is investigating nearly a dozen suspicious boats recently found drifting off its coastline, some with decaying bodies aboard, officials said Friday, as media speculated they came from North Korea. At least 11 cases involving wooden boats — some badly damaged — with 20 ...

Freighter sinks off Aomori; three crew members dead

Dec 26, 2014

Freighter sinks off Aomori; three crew members dead

Three crew members died after a freighter registered in Cambodia sank Friday in the Sea of Japan off Aomori Prefecture, Japan Coast Guard officials said. The 1,915-ton Ming Guang sank in stormy waters about 18 km off the town of Ajigasawa at around 6 ...

Oct 22, 2014

Japan to conduct maritime drills with Russian Navy

The Maritime Self-Defense Force will conduct a joint search and rescue exercise with the Russian Navy in the Sea of Japan later this month, the Defense Ministry’s Maritime Staff Office said. It will be the first joint drill between the MSDF and the Russian ...

North Korea blasts new pair of missiles into sea: Seoul

Jul 13, 2014

North Korea blasts new pair of missiles into sea: Seoul

North Korea launched two presumed ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid and the never-ending U.S.-South Korean military drills. ...

Jun 20, 2014

Methane hydrate deposits probable in Sea of Japan

The government said Friday it is highly likely that deposits of methane hydrate, a next-generation energy source, exist in the seabed of the Sea of Japan off the northern and western parts of the country. The government’s survey from April found geological structures suggesting ...

Apr 4, 2014

Virginia passes law on 'East Sea'

Legislation requiring that the Korean name for the Sea of Japan be included in new school textbooks has become law in the state of Virginia, a victory for Korean-American campaigners in the U.S. backed by the South Korean government. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed ...