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JAPAN COAST GUARD

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COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 8, 2021
How Japan should deal with China’s new coast guard law
Tokyo may need to bridge the gap between law enforcement and defense operations as Beijing looks to build a stronger maritime force.
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JAPAN
Apr 2, 2021
Japan's ruling LDP proposes boost to SDF and coast guard capabilities
A proposal by a panel within the governing party also asks for legal changes to be considered that would allow use of weapons to deal with incidents that fall short of a military attack.
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JAPAN
Mar 27, 2021
China could step up armaments and provocations near Senkakus, Defense Ministry report warns
An author of the report warned that moves by Chinese government vessels against Japanese fishing boats near the disputed islands will likely become even more blatant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Mar 17, 2021
Confirmation of law on coast guard action will help Japan deter China, officials say
'This interpretation will not allow others to find weaknesses in Japan's law and will work as a deterrent,' former Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 7, 2021
China FM says coast guard law does not target specific nation
Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China and Japan have 'every reason to support each other' to successfully hold both the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Mar 4, 2021
China’s new coast guard law appears designed to intimidate
The government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga must blunt the Chinese move while demonstrating its understanding of the risks involved.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 4, 2021
Can Japan really shoot at vessels over the Senkaku Islands?
My American friend in San Francisco said he could not believe Japan could not shoot at invading foreign vessels. His comment hit the nail on the head.
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JAPAN
Mar 2, 2021
China urges Japan not to 'complicate' situation over disputed Senkakus
China's Defense Ministry has doubled-down on the issue, noting pointedly that it would work to normalize the patrols in the waters near the islets.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Feb 26, 2021
Fishermen call for calm in wake of China coast guard law
While government officials are alarmed at the provision for weapons use, no local Japanese fishing vessels travel near the Senkaku Islands nearest China.
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JAPAN
Feb 25, 2021
Japan can shoot at foreign government vessels attempting to land on Senkakus, LDP official says
Government officials had said earlier Japan's coast guard is only allowed to fire weapons directly at foreign vessels in cases of self-defense and emergency escape.
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JAPAN
Feb 22, 2021
Japan and U.S. coast guards hold rare joint drills near Ogasawara islets
The exercises came as the China Coast Guard continues to send ships near the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
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JAPAN
Feb 21, 2021
China Coast Guard vessels re-enter Japanese waters near the Senkakus
It was the ninth intrusion this year and the latest since a new law entered into force in China earlier this month that explicitly allows its coast guard to use weapons.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 20, 2021
U.S. concerned China's new coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes
Washington is 'concerned by language in the law that expressly ties the potential use of force, including armed force' by the China Coast Guard in East and South China sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2021
China sends ship with cannon-like weapon near Senkakus for first time under new law
The move comes after Beijing passed a law that allows its coast guard to fire on foreign ships in waters it claims.
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2021
China justifies coast guard's entry into Japan's territorial waters
China on Monday justified the entry of its coast guard vessels into Japan's territorial waters near the Tokyo-controlled, Beijing-claimed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, saying they are the country's "inherent territory."
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JAPAN
Feb 7, 2021
Chinese vessels enter Senkaku territorial waters for second straight day
The incursions come after a new law took effect in China explicitly allowing its coast guard to use weapons against foreign ships that Beijing sees as illegally entering its waters.
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JAPAN
Feb 6, 2021
Chinese ships near Senkakus for first time since new law allowing use of arms
China's new coast guard law has stoked concern in Japan, with some in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party urging bolstered measures near the uninhabited islets.
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2020
Captain arrested after ship sinks off western Japan
A local office of the Japan Coast Guard said it has arrested the captain of a small vessel for negligence resulting in his ship hitting a reef and sinking in the Seto Inland Sea the previous day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 14, 2020
Chinese ships stay in Japanese waters near Senkakus for record 57 hours
The time spent in the waters near the disputed islets exceeds the previous record set in July, when Chinese vessels spent 39 hours and 23 minutes there.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Sep 18, 2020
Are China's Senkaku intrusions being played up for political ends?
According to a senior coast guard official, the announcement of intrusions in May was urged by the Prime Minister's Office and Foreign Ministry.

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