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JAPAN COAST GUARD

JAPAN / Politics
Jan 7, 2017
Japan Coast Guard to set up liaison body to help Southeast Asian counterparts deal with China
The Japan Coast Guard plans to establish an organization dedicated to helping Southeast Asian countries improve maritime safety, coast guard officials said, as Tokyo continues to respond to China's growing assertiveness at sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2016
U.S. military fighter jet crashes into Pacific off western Japan; search for pilot ongoing
A U.S. military F/A-18 fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Kochi Prefecture in western Japan on Wednesday afternoon, Japanese Defense Ministry officials said, adding that its pilot bailed out.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2016
SDF, Coast Guard, police hold drill to keep armed fishermen off remote islands
The Self-Defense Forces, Coast Guard and police have conducted their first joint drill to cope with illegal entry of armed fishermen on a remote island, a government source said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2016
Many coast guard vessels operating past service limit
One in three Japan Coast Guard vessels is being used beyond its operational time limit, constraining the service's abilities amid Chinese muscle-flexing around disputed islands.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 27, 2016
Duterte says open to idea of military exercises with Japan
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he is open to the idea of holding exercises between the defense forces of his country and Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2016
Beijing thanks Tokyo for rescue after Chinese fishing boat collides with freighter near Senkakus
A collision between a Chinese fishing boat and a Greece-flagged merchant ship in the East China Sea Thursday led to the rescue operation.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2016
Tokyo ramps up security ahead of Mie G-7 summit
As Japanese authorities prepare for the two-day summit of Group of Seven leaders in central Japan from Thursday, travelers and commuters have begun to see a heightened vigilance level in the capital with more uniformed officers on the streets and other security measures implemented.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 15, 2016
Japan Coast Guard takes action to keep women from quitting
The Japan Coast Guard introduces a new system to ensure that female employees do not have to give up their jobs to bear and raise children or undergo fertility treatment.
JAPAN
Apr 4, 2016
Japan Coast Guard deploys 12 ships to patrol Senkakus
The Japan Coast Guard said Monday it has finished deploying 12 ships assigned exclusively to patrolling areas around the Senkaku Islands amid China's growing assertiveness in the East China Sea.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 9, 2016
Japan, U.S., Australia and Philippines coast guards to huddle over China activities
The United States and Japan plan to hold a meeting of coast guard commanders with Australia and the Philippines as part of their efforts to forge a unified front against China's maritime activities, according to diplomatic sources.
JAPAN
Dec 24, 2015
Japan Coast Guard plans system to control vessel traffic in bays during tsunami crises
The Japan Coast Guard plans to introduce a new system allowing it to control maritime traffic in crowded bays in times of tsunami disasters to prevent collisions and chaos, Coast Guard sources said Wednesday.
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2015
Four bodies taken from net-entangled boat off Aomori
Four bodies were recovered from a wooden boat found entangled in a fishing net off Aomori Prefecture, the Japan Coast Guard said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 28, 2015
Japan Coast Guard member found dead after apparent murder of 9-year-old daughter
A 43-year-old Japan Coast Guard member has been found dead in what is believed to be a suicide after apparently killing his 9-year-old daughter Friday in Aichi Prefecture, police said Saturday.
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2015
MSDF, Coast Guard to hold 'gray zone' drill off Izu Oshima
The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Japan Coast Guard are planning their first joint drill for a "gray zone" incident that would stop short of a military attack on Japan, according to a government source.
JAPAN
Jul 1, 2015
Japan to bolster ship patrols near Senkakus
The central government announced plans Tuesday to strengthen patrols around the Senkakus Islands in the East China Sea by sending more large patrol ships, apparently to counter China's growing maritime assertiveness.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2015
Killer whales spotted in Tokyo Bay
Killer whales have been spotted in Tokyo Bay, prompting the Japan Coast Guard to warn ships passing through the area to avoid the cetaceans.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2015
Philippine and Japanese coast guards hold anti-piracy drills
Philippine and Japanese coast guard teams staged an anti-piracy drill on Wednesday, featuring the storming of a cargo vessel after a mock hijack, in a show of maritime cooperation between the two nations amid rising tension in Asian waters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2015
One rescued from capsized ship, search under way for missing
The Japan Coast Guard rescues a crew member from a boat in the Tsugaru Strait between Hokkaido and Aomori nearly 15 hours after the vessel was found capsized.
JAPAN
Dec 23, 2014
Chinese patrol ships enter Japanese territorial waters off Senkaku Islands
Two China Coast Guard ships entered Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Tuesday, the Japan Coast Guard said.
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2014
Typhoon Nuri nears Ogasawara, Izu chains; government vigilant against alleged Chinese poaching ships
A powerful typhoon is expected to approach the Ogasawara and Izu islands south of Tokyo by Thursday night, the Meteorological Agency said Wednesday, with a throng of suspected Chinese coral poaching vessels spotted in waters off the Pacific islands.

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