Tag - okinotori-island



Jan 5, 2019
Japan protests China's unapproved maritime survey near Okinotori Island
Japan has lodged a protest with China over an unapproved maritime survey around Okinotori Island, a remote atoll in the western Pacific that Tokyo claims as a base point for its exclusive economic zone in the area, a government source has said.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2017
Japan and Taiwan sign memorandum of understanding for search and rescue, but fishing dispute remains unresolved
Japan and Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday to enhance cooperation over search and rescue at sea but failed to settle a dispute concerning fishing around Okinotori Island, regarded by Japan as its southernmost territory.
JAPAN / Politics
May 9, 2016
Taiwan, Japan to open talks on Okinotorishima fishing boat dispute 'soon'
Taiwanese authorities said Monday that bilateral negotiations over Japan's seizure of a Taiwanese fishing boat off tiny Okinotorishima Island will begin soon.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 5, 2016
Taiwanese legislators demand tougher action against Japan over Okinotorishima island
Legislators of Taiwan's Kuomintang (KMT) on Thursday demanded that the executive branch take tougher action against Japan, including use of military force, after a Taiwanese fishing boat and its crew were detained by Japan Coast Guard officials last month for fishing in Japanese waters.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 28, 2016
Taiwan moves to 'clarify' Okinotorishima stance in response to fishing boat seizure
Taipei is stepping up diplomatic efforts to clarify its position on Okinotorishima Island, the southernmost point of Japanese territory, after a Taiwanese fishing boat and its crew were detained by the Japan Coast Guard for fishing in adjacent waters.
Japan Times
Sep 9, 2014
Cabinet approves ordinance to expand Japan's continental shelf
The Cabinet approves an ordinance to expand Japan's continental shelf outside its exclusive economic zone to gain access to rare metals and other untapped natural resources under the seafloor.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2014
Five dead after pier overturns off Japan's southernmost island
Five workers are killed and two go missing after a floating pier overturns at far-flung Okinotorishima Island, where rescue threatens to take days.


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