Tag: Senkaku islands

  • China, Japan spat

    PLA Navy upsets neighbours. Japan protests to China over ship in disputed waters Japan has lodged a protest with the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo, after a Chinese ship sailed close […]

  • China plans survey of Senkaku Islands

    A Chinese official says his country plans to survey the Senkaku Islands, which are controlled by Japan but claimed by China. China plans survey of Senkaku Islands A Chinese official […]

  • Japan Boosts Coastal Security

    As Chinese ships continue to navigate waters near disputed islands, Japan has decided to “strengthen security” around its coasts. Japan PM to boost coast security amid China row Japan will “strengthen […]

  • Understanding the Conflict

    The anniversary of China and Japan having normalised diplomatic relations comes at a low point in Sino-Japanese relations due to a dispute over an island chain in the East China Sea known […]

  • Japan envoy heads to China

    Japan is sending a top diplomat to China for talks, as Chinese ships again entered waters close to islands both sides claim. Vice-Foreign Minister Chikao Kawai will hold two days […]

  • Protests Resume

    18 September is the anniversary of the day in 1931 when Japan staged the excuse for its later invasion of China. This year’s anniversary is particularly tense because of a mounting […]

  • Island Grabbing

    Until recently, Asian countries’ competing claims in the seas around China did not cause outright conflict. But now that drilling technology can tap gas and oil beds there, Asia capitals […]

  • Antagonising Beijing

    The Japanese news agency Kyodo has reported that Tokyo has made a $25 million bid for the purchase of a group of islands Beijing considers ‘sacred territory’ Japan Plans To […]

  • Maritime Security Consultations

    Diplomacy dominates today’s newspapers, with coverage of the first round of regular consultations on maritime security between China and Japan being most prominent. China-Japan maritime talks Papers including Beijing News […]

  • Maritime Dispute

    China has dispatched two of its maritime security vessels to patrol the waters off disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean. Japan, which has administrative control over the uninhabited islands, has […]