Tag - maritime-security



Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 15, 2018
Japan focuses on maritime security in new ocean policy
Japan approved Tuesday a new ocean policy that highlights maritime security, amid perceived growing threats from North Korea and China, in a reversal from the previous version which focused largely on sea resource development.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 27, 2017
Japan and China to hold maritime talks in Shanghai in December
The Japanese and Chinese governments are planning to hold the next round of high-level talks on maritime issues in Shanghai early next month, amid a thaw in their ties, according to bilateral diplomatic sources.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2017
Coast guard leaders from 34 nations gather in Tokyo for inaugural summit
Tokyo hosts the first Coast Guard Global Summit, where leaders from 34 countries and Hong Kong gather to discuss maritime security and marine environmental protection.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2015
Pakistani boat laden with explosives blows up off Indian coast
A Pakistani fishing boat laden with explosives bound for India blew up, killing all four people on board, after the Indian Coast Guard tried to stop and search it, the Indian government said on Friday.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2014
NATO unconcerned by Russian warships in English Channel
A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday, but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises.
Sep 25, 2014
Japan, China hold second maritime affairs talks, with isles row on agenda
Japan and China have held their second intergovernmental talks on maritime affairs to discuss security and crisis management in the East China Sea, including waters around the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands, the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said.
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
Mar 4, 2014
Japan, Denmark eye cooperation on maritime security, FTA
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Danish counterpart Helle Thorning-Schmidt agreed Tuesday to strengthen bilateral cooperation on maritime security and pledged to seek the early conclusion of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union.
Oct 10, 2013
Abe confirms aid for Philippine coast guard
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday confirmed Tokyo's plan to help the Philippines build up its coast guard amid Manila's increasing tensions with China over disputes in the South China Sea, Japanese officials said.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 30, 2013
Japan, U.K. security wonks talk business
Nearly 18 months after Japan and Britain struck a deal to jointly develop weapons and defense equipment, security experts from both nations gathered in Tokyo Monday to discuss ways to expand that to maritime security, cybersecurity and military equipment.
Sep 17, 2013
Vietnam agrees to boost ocean cooperation
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Vietnamese counterpart, Phung Quang Thanh, have agreed to boost cooperation in maritime security amid concern over China's growing naval activities, Japanese officials said.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 27, 2013
Japan, Kuwait to start dialogue for maritime security
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheik Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah, to launch a bilateral dialogue among foreign and defense policy officials on ensuring the security of sea lanes that are vital to transporting crude oil.


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