National Jan 16, 2014

Japan, U.S. share ADIZ concerns

Top Japanese and U.S. government officials reaffirmed their commitment Wednesday to work closely to deal with China-related issues such as Beijing's establishment of an air defense identification zone over the East China Sea that encompasses disputed, Japan-controlled islets. Nobuo Kishi, senior vice foreign minister, told ...

National Dec 16, 2013

China should face up to global concerns on ADIZ: Suga

China should acknowledge that the international community has concerns about its newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday after Beijing stepped up criticism of Tokyo for its "malicious slander." "China needs to face the ...

Japan, ASEAN tie up on flight rights

National / Politics Dec 14, 2013

Japan, ASEAN tie up on flight rights

by Mizuho Aoki

Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed Saturday to bolster cooperation on ensuring "the freedom of overflight and civil aviation safety," alluding to the risks posed by China's new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea. In a joint statement issued ...

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

National Dec 12, 2013

Malaysia's Najib, Abe discuss China air zone

by Reiji Yoshida

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, during talks Thursday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, showed his "understanding" of Japan's deep concern over China's newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea, a Japanese official who attended the meeting said. Najib and Abe met ...

Commentary / Japan Dec 10, 2013

U.S. moves embolden China

by Brahma Chellaney

China's Nov. 23 declaration of an air defense identification zone extending to territories it does not control is just the latest example of its jurisdictional creep that reflects a larger strategy to supplant the U.S. as the preeminent power in Asia.

National | ANALYSIS Dec 9, 2013

Lack of back channels has China talks on ice

by Chico Harlan

Vice President Joe Biden urged Japan and China last week to set up "effective channels of communication" to avoid a dangerous escalation in their increasingly fraught dispute over maritime territory. But the estrangement between the Asian powers is so deep they are barely talking. Prime ...