The Foreign Ministry has released a new video highlighting Beijing's recent moves in the South China Sea and Tokyo's own measures to help Southeast Asian nations bolster their capabilities as China flexes its maritime muscle.

The video, titled "The Rule of Law at Sea," was published on the Foreign Ministry's website and on its Facebook page in both Japanese and English on Monday.

While the video refrains from mentioning China by name, it opens almost immediately with images of the country's massive dredging and land reclamation operations in the disputed Spratly Islands as well as footage of a clash between what appears to be a China Coast Guard vessel and a Vietnamese ship.