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The U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class maritime security cutter USCGC Bertholf pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii in June 2012.
Apr 10, 2024
U.S. Coast Guard rebuts China's criticism of South Pacific vessel boardings
Last month six Chinese fishing boats were found to be violating Vanuatu's fisheries law by local police on board a U.S. Coast Guard boat.
Young villagers gather on the black sand beach in the village of Waisisi in Tanna, Vanuatu.
Sep 11, 2023
Sinking islands turn to court as they fight for climate survival
The latest legal push comes amid frustration among island states and developing nations that the world is addressing global warming too slowly.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2023
A climate-vulnerable nation takes the world to court over emissions
After the world failed to boost targets for cutting emissions at last year’s climate summit, the Volcanic atoll in the South Pacific is turning to international law.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2023
After cyclones leave many homeless, Vanuatu takes climate plea to world stage
More than 3,000 people are still in evacuation centers three weeks after two category-four cyclones hit Vanuatu, which has a population of 319,000 spread across 80 islands.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2022
Pacific looks to international court for help on climate
Vanuatu is spearheading a campaign to ask the Hague-based tribunal 'to protect the rights of present and future generations against the effects of climate change.'
Japan Times
May 30, 2022
China and Pacific island nations unable to reach consensus on security pact
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday urged the Pacific region not to be 'too anxious' about his country's aims after a meeting in Fiji with his counterparts from 10 island nations.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2020
South Pacific cyclone and coronavirus create 'perfect storm' of worry
As deadly Cyclone Harold churns through the South Pacific, small island nations in its path are struggling to balance responses to the disaster with maintaining efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, officials warned Wednesday.
Jun 29, 2019
Vanuatu nabs six Chinese nationals for allegedly running internet scam
Authorities in Vanuatu have arrested six Chinese nationals following Chinese complaints they were operating an internet scam from the Pacific island, media reported Saturday.
Aug 29, 2018
Strong quake sends small tsunami radiating out to South Pacific islands
Tsunami waves as tall as a meter above the tide level were possible along the coasts of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu following a powerful earthquake in the South Pacific, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on Wednesday.
Nov 20, 2017
Small tsunami detected after M7 undersea temblor strikes near New Caledonia, prompting evacuations
A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunami toward New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.
Apr 4, 2016
Center eases tsunami alert over strong quake off Vanuatu
Officials wound back an initial tsunami threat issued after a large earthquake struck off the coast of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday.
Mar 22, 2015
Japan mulls $1.2 million in aid for nations hit by Cyclone Pam
Japan is considering extending $1.2 million in emergency grant aid to Vanuatu and other Pacific nations devastated by powerful Cyclone Pam, a senior government official said Sunday.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2015
Food concerns mount in Vanuatu after monster cyclone
International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2015
Aid agencies to begin helicopter flights to cyclone-stricken Vanuatu
International aid agencies are preparing to begin emergency helicopter flights on Tuesday to the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated by a monster cyclone that tore through the South Pacific island country.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2015
Vanuatu suffers major damage from cyclone
The first reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu on Monday painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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