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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 19, 2019
On first China visit by Japan defense chief in 10 years, ministers agree to boost mutual trust
Defense Minister Taro Kono and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fengzhe, agreed to work to boost mutual trust and strengthen communication amid growing Japanese concerns over Beijing's increasing military assertiveness.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 28, 2019
Japan asks China to hold 'two-plus-two' security talks in hopes of de-escalating dispute over Senkakus
The Japanese government has suggested to China that the countries should begin holding meetings between their foreign and defense ministers in order to deepen mutual understanding on security issues, diplomatic sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2018
Defense Ministry to develop large underwater drone to monitor remote islands, government sources say
The program will be included in Japan's five-year security plan that takes effect next April.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 4, 2018
Japanese helicopter carrier Kaga to embark on two-month tour of South China Sea and Indian Ocean
Japan will send a large helicopter carrier to the South China Sea and Indian Ocean for a second straight year as it looks to bolster its presence in the strategic maritime region with annual tours, two Japanese officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 31, 2018
Tokyo raises concern over Beijing order to Muji to scrap catalogs with maps failing to show disputed islands
The central government has communicated its concerns to Beijing over an order to scrap Tokyo-based retailer Muji's catalogs that contained maps that did not show the Senkaku Islands, the top government spokesman said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 4, 2017
Mattis clarifies U.S. defense pledge, stays mum on host-nation support
Japan breathes a sigh of relief after visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirms America's commitment to the bilateral security treaty and keeps quiet about host-nation support.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 25, 2016
Central Tokyo eyed for permanent exhibit on Japanese territorial issues
The government is considering setting up an exhibit in central Tokyo from next year to raise awareness of Japan's stance on territorial issues with South Korea, China and Russia, a government source said Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 19, 2016
China's No. 4 man silent on Xi-Abe summit in September: Kawamura
After meeting China's No. 4 leader, an adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the chances of a bilateral summit at next month's Group of 20 summit are unclear.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 7, 2016
Japan protests as 13 Chinese government ships are spotted around Senkaku Islands
Japan lodged two protests Sunday as 13 Chinese government vessels were spotted in waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The islets, also claimed by China, are known as the Diaoyus.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 7, 2016
Chinese Senkaku swarm tactic spells trouble for Japan
China's use of its 'maritime militia' - an armada of fishing boats - near the disputed Senkaku Islands could spell trouble for Tokyo as Beijing ramps up its assertiveness in the East China Sea.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 2, 2015
Three China ships intrude into Japan waters around Senkakus
Three China Coast Guard vessels briefly intruded into Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 22, 2014
Chinese military reportedly building facilities on islands near Senkakus
Several Chinese sources say China's military is building large-scale facilities in the Nanji Islands, which are closer to the Senkaku Islands than Okinawa is.
JAPAN
Oct 14, 2014
Japan, China eye resumption of maritime talks by end of month
Japan and China are considering resuming negotiations for a maritime communications mechanism involving defense authorities, possibly by the end of the month, sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 13, 2014
Government compiling defense guidelines to deal with 'gray zone' scenarios
The central government has begun drawing up guidelines intended to deal with so-called gray zone contingencies that do not allow the government to immediately mobilize the Self-Defense Forces but could pose a serious security threat, a government source said on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2014
Hong Kong blocks Senkakus-bound boat carrying isle sovereignty advocates
Hong Kong maritime authorities on Tuesday blocked the navigation of a fishing boat carrying a dozen people, including Hong Kong-based activists, asserting Chinese sovereignty over the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands after it left a local port, an official said.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 27, 2014
Japan, Brazil to repeat refrain on rule of law
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are expected to stress in a joint statement this week that they share basic values including respecting the rule of law, a Japanese delegation source said Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 22, 2014
Japan eyes greater support for U.S. forces in contingencies
Japan and the United States are set to expand the scope of rear area assistance the Self-Defense Forces would provide to the American military in contingencies involving the Korean Peninsula as they seek to revise their defense cooperation guidelines later this year, a government source said Saturday...
JAPAN / Politics
May 18, 2014
Japan, China trade chiefs hold first talks since isles flare-up
Trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Chinese counterpart on Saturday held talks for the first time in two years and agreed to strengthen economic cooperation, despite bilateral disputes over territorial and historical issues.
JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2014
Philippine envoy pushes strong ties with Japan, U.S. to deter China
Philippine Ambassador Manuel Lopez says his nation should bolster maritime cooperation with Japan and the United States as it seeks to deter China's growing assertiveness at sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 20, 2014
Military risks China's wrath with first step west in 40 years
Japan on Saturday began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

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