Tag: Tokyo

State media calls for ‘timely countermeasures’ against Japan over air zone “We are willing to engage in a protracted confrontation with Japan.”

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 November, 2013, 4:02am UPDATED : Saturday, 30 November, 2013, 5:56am Agence France-Presse in Beijing Japan and South Korea both said on Thursday that they had disregarded the air defence identification zone that Beijing declared last weekend, showing a united front after unarmed US B-52 […]

South Korea caught in crossfire amid air defence zone row / China’s air defence zone overlaps with some 3,000 square kilometres of South Korea’s

UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 3:13pm Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com China’s air defence zone aimed at Tokyo puts South Korea in an awkward position   South Korea is finding itself caught in the crossfire amid growing Sino-Japanese tensions after Beijing’s declaration of a new air defence zone (ADIZ) […]

Chinese embassy in Tokyo has called on all Chinese citizens in Japan to voluntarily register with its consular section as tensions between the two countries reach new heights

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 November, 2013, 12:20pm UPDATED : Monday, 25 November, 2013, 6:16pm Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com The Chinese embassy in Tokyo has called on all Chinese citizens in Japan to voluntarily register with its consular section as tensions between the two countries reach new heights over a […]

Japan, Russia Cosy Up As China Dispute Simmers

Oct. 31, 2013 – 02:28PM By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, pictured, and Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida will meet with Russian counterparts Friday. (Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP) TOKYO — Tokyo will play host to the foreign and defense ministers of Russia from Friday, the latest […]

Abe says he is ready to be more assertive against China / “If Japan does resort to enforcement measures like shooting down aircraft, that is a serious provocation to us, an act of war.” China’s Defense Ministry

Politics Oct. 27, 2013 – 06:00AM JST ( 12 ) TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an interview published on Saturday, said Japan was ready to be more assertive towards China as Beijing threatened to strike back if provoked. A top retired Chinese diplomat said any move […]

Secret Japan-China talks held over island dispute

Oct. 16, 2013 – 07:01AM JST TOKYO — A senior Chinese government official has secretly visited Japan for talks with Japanese officials aimed at improving bilateral relations damaged by an ongoing territorial row, a report said Tuesday. The talks involving a high-ranking official from the Chinese foreign ministry’s […]

Japan scrambles jets in response to drone

reason.com — Sep 10 Japan scrambled fighter jets Monday after an unidentified drone flew near Tokyo-controlled islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, a defence ministry spokesman said. It was the first reported incident of its kind.Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force sent an unspecified number of […]

Chinese bombers prompt Japanese jet scramble

Kyodo News InternationalSeptember 8, 2013 12:18      Japan’s Defense Ministry said Sunday two Chinese H-6 bombers flew round trip from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean without violating Japanese airspace the same day after overflying waters between Okinawa islands. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force scrambled fighter […]

Japan moves to safeguard border islands

    Construction of port facilities is under way at Okinotorishima island in Ogasawara village, Tokyo. News Desk The Yomiuri Shimbun Publication Date : 05-08-2013 These remote islands serve as points for defining territorial waters and exclusive economic zones With repeated incursions by Chinese government ships into Japanese […]

Japan to deploy ships after China detected drilling in disputed waters – report

Published time: July 18, 2013 16:50                                                                             An aerial view shows a Chinese facility under construction (top R) for natural gas exploration and a large crane ship are seen near what Tokyo claims to be the median line between the overlapping exclusive economic zones of Japan and China, […]

Japan seeks to ‘nationalize’ islands

With an Upper House election looming this weekend, the Japanese cabinet plans to strengthen territorial claims on hundreds of remote islands in the East China Sea. -China Daily/ANN  Tue, Jul 16, 2013    China Daily/Asia News Network With an Upper House election looming this weekend, the Japanese cabinet plans […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]