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U.S. President Joe Biden escorts Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to their trilateral summit at the White House in Washington on Thursday.
Apr 12, 2024
Biden vows 'ironclad' defense of Philippines and Japan as China tensions rise
Biden reiterated Washington’s commitment to defending the Philippines from any attack in the South China Sea.
A U.S. B-52 bomber conducts joint training with Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 2, 2024
Japanese fighter jets and U.S. bombers train over Sea of Japan and East China Sea
The joint exercises over the two waterways were seen as a show of deterrence to both Beijing and Pyongyang.
The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea
Feb 4, 2024
China ships warn Japan SDF planes to leave airspace near Senkakus
The issuance of warnings may have been newly added to tasks of the China Coast Guard.
A Chinese coast guard ship and a vessel of the Japan Coast Guard sail in close proximity to each other, near the Senkaku Islands in 2013.
Dec 30, 2023
China plans to keep ships near Senkakus every day in 2024
The move comes despite Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterating "serious concerns" regarding the situation at a summit with the Chinese leader in mid-November.
The new Japanese ambassador to China, Kenji Kanasugi, speaks during a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday after arriving at the Chinese capital earlier in the day.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 20, 2023
Japan's new China envoy vows 'tenacious' effort on Fukushima row
The 64-year-old envoy also pledged to strive for an early release of five Japanese nationals currently detained in China for alleged spying activities.
Emperor Akihito (left) meets Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in October 1992.
Dec 20, 2023
Japan asked China to shelve Senkaku claim before '92 emperor visit
The visit, which had been repeatedly requested by Beijing, was made by former Emperor Akihito in October 1992.
The Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 10, 2023
China 'not fearful' of war over Senkakus, senior military officer says
A former vice president of the PLA's Academy of Military Sciences indicated the possibility that China will target the Senkakus if it invades Taiwan.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, during bilateral talks in Busan, South Korea, on Saturday evening.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 25, 2023
Japanese and Chinese top envoys eye more talks on Fukushima row
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa met with China’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, on Saturday in Busan, South Korea, ahead of a trilateral summit.
Indian border security force soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint along a highway leading to Ladakh in Kashmir's Ganderbal district in June 2020.
Aug 6, 2023
China-India border conflict holds lessons for Japan, too
India has learned that bilateral ties and economic interdependence do not constrain China's territorial ambitions. That is a lesson Japan should heed.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
Okinawa governor visits China in latest show of regional diplomacy
Denny Tamaki's initiatives seek to increase Okinawa's diplomatic leverage, with the prefecture situated on the front line of diplomatic and military tensions.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2023
With eye on China, Japan developing missiles to protect remote islands
The series of missile systems are designed to help Japan defend itself at greater distances and keep enemy forces away — particularly from its southwestern islands.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2023
Japan and China defense ministers agree to operate defense hotline properly
The meeting came as the defense chiefs of Japan, the United States, Australia and the Philippines held their first-ever four-way talks.
Japan Times
May 16, 2023
Japan and China start defense hotline operation as ties remain tense
The foreign ministers from both nations affirmed the necessity of maintaining candid communication during their talks on the direct communication line.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
Japan urges peace in Taiwan Strait as Beijing simulates attack
The talks came as China was ending simulated strikes in reaction to a visit by Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen to the United States.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 8, 2023
China and Japan to hold high-level maritime dialogue in Tokyo on Monday
The first in-person bilateral meeting on the topic since May 2019 will be attended by officials in charge of foreign affairs, defense and maritime law enforcement.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2023
Kishida demands China's swift release of Japanese national
Chinese authorities detained a Japanese man who is an employee of drugmaker Astellas Pharma in Beijing in March.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 29, 2023
Japan's top diplomat set for first visit to China since 2019
As Tokyo presses for the release of a detained Japanese national, Yoshimasa Hayashi has set his sights on a visit to China in an effort to right foundering ties.
Japan Times
Mar 6, 2023
One dead, six missing as boat capsizes off disputed Senkaku Islands
The overturned boat was spotted Sunday afternoon, drifting in waters north of the islands by a Japanese navy patrol in the area.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 18, 2023
Japan and China eye security dialogue this month amid balloon spat
Potential topics of conversation include Japan's National Security Strategy, which was updated in December, and the situation over Taiwan, in addition to the suspected spy balloons.
Japan Times
Jan 30, 2023
Chinese coast guard ships approach Japanese vessels near Senkakus
Japan Coast Guard patrol ships secured the safety of the 997-ton Shinsei Maru and warned the Chinese ships to leave the waters.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores