BEIJING (AP) — A Japanese envoy arrived in Beijing on Tuesday for talks aimed at cooling tensions over an island dispute that has raised fears of an armed confrontation. Natsuo Yamaguchi made no comments upon his arrival but told reporters in Tokyo he hoped his trip would help ease months of friction over the uninhabited...
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese patrol boats have harried the Japanese Coast Guard many times a week for more than a month in an unusually relentless response to their latest maritime spat. Four Chinese craft typically push to within hailing distance of Japan’s ships. They flash illuminated signs in Japanese to press Beijing’s argument that it...
BEIJING (AP) — China flexed some maritime muscle in its dispute with Japan over a chain of uninhabited islands, holding naval exercises in the East China Sea on Friday to strengthen its response to threats to its territorial sovereignty. Both countries have been displaying their naval prowess during a bitter dispute over the islands, called...
ABOARD THE JS YUDACHI (AP) — Japan’s navy marked its 60th anniversary with a major exercise intended to show off its maritime strength. The display comes amid a tense territorial dispute with China. About 40 ships — including state-of-the-art destroyers, hovercraft able to launch assaults on rough coastlines and new conventionally powered submarines — took...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and China are arranging high-level talks to improve their relations hurt by a recent island spat. Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said Friday that a Chinese foreign ministry director visited Tokyo on Thursday with his Japanese counterpart seeking ways to calm tension. It was the first visit by a high-ranking Chinese diplomat...
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