Aug 20, 2016

China holds 'confrontation' drills in Sea of Japan


China's navy has conducted what it called "confrontation" exercises in the Sea of Japan, part of routine annual drills, state media said Friday. The drills, which took place Thursday, come as China seeks to create a navy capable of force projection greater distances away from ...

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 bodies ...

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 a.m. Although ...

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 Navy ...