Tag: Japan

Japan: Risk of Incident From ‘Coercive’ Acts By China / fighters were scrambled more than 300 times against Chinese planes flying near Japan’s airspace for the year to March

Jul. 9, 2013 – 08:48AM   | By SHINGO ITO for AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE   | TOKYO — China’s “coercive” behavior in waters around islands at the center of a bitter dispute with Japan is dangerous and could trigger an incident, Tokyo said Tuesday in a new defense paper. At a […]

Fukushima Nuke Plant manager dies of cancer

  Tuesday, 09 July 2013     Masao Yoshida (AFP Photo / Japan Pool via JIJI Press) The ex-head of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Masao Yoshida, 58, died at a Tokyo hospital of esophageal cancer on July 9, 2013. Doctors have maintained repeatedly that Yoshida’s illness has […]

N. Korea fires 4th short-range missile in 2 days – Seoul

 Published time: May 19, 2013 09:01   Edited time: May 19, 2013 11:36                                                                              North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) (Reuters / KCNA) North Korea has fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan, a Seoul military official said, one day after firing three short-range guided missiles. Meanwhile, South […]

Japan protests to China over Okinawa claim

Politics May. 09, 2013 – 07:00PM JST ( 55 ) Graphic showing US military bases in Japan’s OkinawaAFP TOKYO — Japan has lodged a diplomatic protest with China over an article in a state-run publication that challenged Japan’s ownership of Okinawa, home to major U.S. bases, officials said […]

China-Japan Island Dispute Could Become Flashpoint

May. 4, 2013 – 11:15AM By WENDELL MINNICK   TAIPEI — While North Korea has garnered attention as Asia’s top hotspot, experts worry that the real problem is between Beijing and Tokyo over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands, which China calls the Diaoyu Islands. Over the past month, rhetoric […]

Chinese ships track Japanese nationalist flotilla

canberratimes.com.au — Apr 23   Eight Chinese government ships have entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed islands, the most in a single day since Tokyo nationalised part of the archipelago, the Japanese government says.   A flotilla of boats carrying more than 80 Japanese nationalists had arrived in […]

N.Korea deploys more missiles on east coast

Photo: EPA North Korea has moved two mobile SCUD missile launchers to the country’s eastern coast, in addition to seven missile complexes it deployed there early this month, South Korean military officials said on Saturday.  Right now there are nearly a dozen ballistic missiles there, including the Musudan […]

N. Korean missile launchpad moved into firing position – report

Published time: April 11, 2013 01:38   Edited time: April 11, 2013 03:45                                                                             AFP Photo / Ed Jones A North Korean missile launcher has moved into the firing position with rockets facing skyward, Kyodo reports, citing a Japan defense official. The Japanese government is on high alert, citing […]

Russian bombers conducts practice strikes on US missile defenses in Asia ( Mock attacks against ground-based missile defense site in Japan )

Friday, 05 April 2013 A Russian bomber recently carried out simulated cruise missile attacks on U.S. missile defenses in Asia, raising new questions about Moscow’s goal in future U.S.-Russian defense talks. According to U.S. officials, a Russian Tu-22M Backfire bomber on Feb. 26 simulated firing air-launched cruise missiles […]

Australia prepares withdrawal from South Korea

Written by  Anne Anderson There is no indication as yet, that the New Zealand government will replicate Australia’s moves to ensure the safety of its people in South Korea. Australia’s ‘Herald Sun’ says Defence officials are working on plans to evacuate thousands of Australians from South Korea as […]

Fukushima loses cooling power

No electricity to pumps that feed ponds where spent nuclear fuel rods must be kept underwater at a safe temperature Associated Press in Tokyo guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 19 March 2013 00.38 EDT A damaged reactor building at the Fukushima power plant where an electricity failure has left spent nuclear […]

Isles flare-up will be Japan’s fault, China says”Its reporter mentioned reports that the Chinese military is gearing up for WAR over the isles – a point that Lu did not deny.”

Ho Ai Li The Straits Times Publication Date : 03-03-2013 China yesterday said it will hold Japan responsible for any flare-up over the disputed isles at the centre of the worst tensions between the two countries in 40 years. “If Japan continues its mistaken ways over the Diaoyu […]

China sends three Warships to disputed Islands

Wednesday, 30 January 2013  Three Chinese government ships were sailing in  waters around islands disputed with Japan today, a day after the  Japanese premier suggested a summit could help mend frayed ties. Japan’s coastguard said the maritime surveillance  boats were sailing in waters around a chain of Tokyo-controlled […]

Chinese scholar warns on Japan’s ‘fast turn right’: “Today it will jeopardize China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Tomorrow it will do the same to yours if unchecked,”

Kyodo Jan 23, 2013 HONG KONG – A scholar at a Chinese Foreign Ministry think tank warned Tuesday that Japan’s political turn to the right must be checked before its negative effects spread through the region.Ruan Zongze, vice president and a senior fellow at the China Institute of […]

U.S. stands by Japan on island dispute with China

Politics Jan. 19, 2013 – 03:20PM JST U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida speak in Washington on Friday.AFP WASHINGTON   — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a veiled warning Friday to China not to challenge Japan’s control of disputed islands as […]