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JAPAN COAST GUARD

Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2023
In updated ocean policy, Japan slams Chinese and Russian military presence
Japan said in its new five-year ocean policy approved by the Cabinet on Friday that its 'national interests are under greater threat than ever.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2023
Japan clarifies SDF and coast guard roles in event of armed attack
The government has adopted a new manual that includes procedures for the defense minister to take command of the coast guard if the country is attacked.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 9, 2023
Search continues for GSDF chopper after body reported in waters off Okinawa
The SDF and coast guard have searched the area with several vessels and aircraft, including a submarine, with at least part of the helicopter thought to have sunk to the ocean floor.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 8, 2023
China and Japan to hold high-level maritime dialogue in Tokyo on Monday
The first in-person bilateral meeting on the topic since May 2019 will be attended by officials in charge of foreign affairs, defense and maritime law enforcement.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2023
Search for crew from missing SDF helicopter continues as debris is recovered
The coast guard retrieved 10 pieces of debris, including a lifeboat, but there has been no sign so far of the 10 personnel who were were on board.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2023
One dead, six missing as boat capsizes off disputed Senkaku Islands
The overturned boat was spotted Sunday afternoon, drifting in waters north of the islands by a Japanese navy patrol in the area.
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JAPAN
Feb 14, 2023
Features of Pacific seabed formation named after Godzilla body parts
Such oceanic core complexes are formed when the mantle beneath the Earth's crust is exposed on the seafloor as a result of fault displacement.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 16, 2022
Japan to boost coast guard budget for Senkaku Islands security
The plan comes as Chinese government ships are frequently found sailing around the Japanese-administered islands in the East China Sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2022
Japan Coast Guard to share surveillance info with Maritime Self-Defense Force
The plan comes as the Japanese government is set to update the National Security Strategy, its long-term policy guideline.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2022
Japan Coast Guard begins unmanned aircraft operation
The agency's first unmanned aerial vehicle is based at the Maritime Self-Defense Force's Hachinohe air base in Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 24, 2022
Japan Coast Guard confirms discovery of body of sunken Hokkaido tour boat captain
With the confirmed death of the 54-year-old captain, Noriyuki Toyoda, a total of 19 victims have been identified, with seven still missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 10, 2022
China's Senkaku sailings: A decadelong point of friction with Japan
A Chinese diplomatic source indicated Beijing's frequent dispatch of vessels to waters near the islands has eroded Japan's effective control and given China 'the upper hand' in the row.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2022
Divers end search inside sunken tour boat off Hokkaido without finding any missing people
A survey of the 19-ton boat, which currently sits on the seabed some 120 meters below the surface, is continuing in order to see if it can be salvaged.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 23, 2022
Fate of passengers unknown as Japan Coast Guard searches for tour boat off Hokkaido
A helicopter and patrol boats were dispatched to the site, but the boat could not be located by Saturday night after making a distress call earlier in the day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2021
Japan held drill in November assuming foreign occupation of Senkaku Islands
The drill took place on an uninhabited island in Nagasaki Prefecture with land features resembling Uotsuri Island, one of the islets that make up the Senkaku Islands.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 17, 2021
Japan's island paradise near the front line of tensions over Taiwan
Not long ago, Japan saw mostly economic opportunity with China, but with security challenges growing, the calculus has changed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2021
Japan Coast Guard tests tech to automatically track suspicious ships
It is hoped the system will help ease the burden on maritime law-enforcement operations as Japan faces an increase in intrusions into its waters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2021
Typhoon ends 157-day streak of Chinese vessels near Senkakus
The absence of China Coast Guard ships ended the longest streak since the islands were brought under state control in September 2012.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2021
China boosts power of maritime authorities, fanning tensions
The legislation will enable China's maritime safety agency, which belongs to the transportation ministry, to order foreign vessels to leave what the nation claims as its territorial waters.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 26, 2021
China’s maritime policies need a considered response from Japan
Careful countermeasures must be considered as Beijing integrates its ocean organizations and steps up its territorial goals.

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