Apr 9, 2014

Japan's jet scrambles against Chinese planes hit record high

Japanese fighter jet scrambles against Chinese planes hit a record high in the year that ended in March, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday, as Sino-Japanese ties were strained by disputes over territory and interpretations of history. Japan scrambled combat planes against Chinese aircraft 415 ...

Isle disputes to make schoolbooks

Apr 4, 2014

Isle disputes to make schoolbooks

Japan's territorial disputes with China and South Korea will enter all social studies textbooks for elementary school students starting in 2015, the education ministry says.

Apr 4, 2014

Seoul blasts textbook plan

South Korea on Friday criticized a move by Japan to include the government’s territorial claims to two tiny South Korean-held islands in elementary school textbooks. “Our government strongly criticizes the Japanese government’s approval of elementary textbooks that stepped up the level of provocation over ...

Mar 29, 2014

Senkaku isles menaced anew by China ships

Three Chinese coast guard vessels intruded Saturday into territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard reported. The incursion was the seventh this year. The most recent had been on March 15. The Japanese-controlled islets, which are ...

Mar 9, 2014

ASDF scrambles jets to intercept three Chinese planes

The Air Self-Defense Force scrambled jets Sunday after three Chinese planes approached Japanese airspace, defense officials said. The ASDF response was prompted by a Chinese Y-8 surveillance plane and two H-6 bombers that were flying in international airspace over the East China Sea between ...

Jan 27, 2014

Chinese ships create post-Davos stir

Chinese Coast Guard ships entered Japan’s 12-nautical-mile zone near one of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Monday, days after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caused an international stir by comparing Sino-Japanese relations with British-German ties in the runup to World War ...