Tag - japan-coast-guard



JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 31, 2014
Coast Guard boosting patrols against Chinese coral poachers
The Japan Coast Guard is increasing the number of patrol ships deployed to seas off Japan amid suspicions that Chinese fishing boats are poaching coral, NHK reported Friday.
Oct 13, 2014
Six Vietnamese sailors suspected of jumping ship off southern Hokkaido
Six Vietnamese sailors may have jumped off a Taiwanese fisheries ship in the Tsuruga Strait off southern Hokkaido, the Japan Coast Guard said late Sunday, prompting ships and aircraft to scour the area.
Oct 1, 2014
Chinese ship sinks off Shimane; nine reported missing
A China-registered ship sank off the coast of Shimane Prefecture Tuesday morning, leaving nine people missing while five crew members have been saved, the Japan Coast Guard said, citing a rescue request it received from Chinese authorities late Tuesday night.
Sep 3, 2014
Foul play ruled out in Cabinet Office official's January death on a raft
The cause of the death of a 30-year-old Cabinet Office official found in January in a rubber raft drifting off the coast of Kitakyushu was drowning, the Japan Coast Guard said Tuesday, ruling out foul play.
Aug 27, 2014
Japan Coast Guard to seek to double budget to expand Senkaku patrols
The Japan Coast Guard will request a budget of ¥50.4 billion for fiscal 2015, twice its current budget, to enable enhanced security of territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, coast guard sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2014
Pair missing after fishing boat catches fire
A fire broke out Monday night on a fishing boat about 20 km off the coast of Otsuchi Bay, Iwate Prefecture, and two members of the crew are missing. One of the other 14 rescued members was injured.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2014
Japan working with foreign coast guards for safer seas
When Japan makes its case for the rule of law and tries to ensure maritime security, the spotlight often falls on its Self-Defense Forces, an "armed organization" whose use of force is strictly limited under the pacifist Constitution.
JAPAN / Politics
May 25, 2014
Abe may get freer hand to deploy SDF in 'gray zone' incidents
The government wants prime ministers to have a quicker way to mobilize the Self-Defense Forces in “gray zone” incidents, but some lawmakers fear moves like that will be misinterpreted as war.
Japan Times
Apr 17, 2014
Coast guards share duty, language in border zone
Though tensions remain high between Japan and South Korea over territorial and historical issues, the safety of maritime transportation must be maintained irrespective of diplomatic relations, according to a Japan Coast Guard official who monitors maritime communications in the Tsushima Strait.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2014
Japan files damages suit against Chinese captain over 2010 collision
The government filed a damages suit with the Naha District Court in Okinawa Prefecture on Wednesday against the Chinese captain of a fishing boat that collided with Japan Coast Guard vessels in disputed waters off the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands in September 2010.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2014
Official found dead off Kyushu
A member of the Cabinet Office was found dead last month in a dinghy off Kitakyushu, officials of the 7th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters said Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 26, 2014
China secretly asked Japan not to snatch Senkakus hot air balloonist
Beijing asked Tokyo not to arrest a Chinese hot air balloonist who tried to land on the Senkaku Islands and had to be rescued by the Japan Coast Guard.
Oct 28, 2013
Protest is lodged over China's latest intrusion
Japan lodged a protest Monday with Beijing over the Chinese ships that are repeatedly intruding into Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2013
Eight Chinese vessels enter Senkaku area
Eight Chinese maritime surveillance vessels entered Japanese territorial waters Tuesday around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard said.
Feb 28, 2013
Three Chinese vessels enter territorial waters near Senkakus
Three Chinese maritime surveillance ships sail inside Japanese territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning.


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