Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

Apr 10, 2014

Korean buys on Tsushima rouse rightists' fears

South Korean businesses are increasingly acquiring real estate around the Maritime Self-Defense Force’s base on Tsushima Island, arousing speculation that some of the purchases are related to espionage by Seoul. Tsushima is situated in the Sea of Japan about 50 km from the Korean ...

Jan 31, 2014

Japan, Russia discuss territorial issue

by Mizuho Aoki

The deputy foreign ministers of Japan and Russia met Friday in Tokyo to resume talks for settling the long-standing territorial dispute over the Russian-held islands off Hokkaido. Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama is representing Japan while the Russian delegation is led by Deputy Foreign ...

Japan, Korea fans upbeat at festival

Sep 22, 2013

Japan, Korea fans upbeat at festival

Japan and South Korea were in a festive mood over the weekend despite continuing tensions over history issues and territorial disputes. A two-day cultural exchange festival ended Sunday after participants at Hibiya Park in central Tokyo enjoyed a variety of performances by people from ...

Sep 4, 2013

Abe, Putin to hold isle talks on G-20 sidelines

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Thursday with the aim of accelerating negotiations on the four Russian-held islands at the center of a bilateral territorial row. Abe left for St. Petersburg on a government ...

Aug 30, 2013

Most unaware of government's position on Senkakus

The majority of the public is unaware of what Japan’s official position is on the Senkaku Islands — the center of a major territorial dispute with China, a government survey says. Japan’s position is no territorial dispute exists. Japan took control of the uninhabited ...