BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday accused Japan of raising regional tensions with its increased use of fighter jets to monitor Chinese aircraft that approach a cluster of islands claimed by both countries. The remarks from Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying came one day after Japan’s Defense Ministry said it dispatched fighter jets in response...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Japan has agreed to give Taiwanese fishing rights in waters near a group of Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea that are also claimed by China and Taiwan. In a deal signed Wednesday, Japan agreed to let Taiwanese boats fish in a part of its exclusive economic zone near the...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday accused Chinese navy vessels of locking a weapons-targeting radar on a Japanese destroyer and helicopter amid escalating territorial disputes between the Asian powers. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera accused Chinese navy vessels of using the weapons radar in two incidents last month, on Jan. 19 and Jan. 30. He...
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese Coast Guard has released the captain and crew of a Chinese boat who was arrested for illegal fishing southwest of islands claimed by both countries. Coast Guard official Yasuhiko Oku said the captain and 12 crewmembers of the 100-ton boat were released Sunday after the Chinese Consulate in Fukuoka guaranteed...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister says he is willing to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help mend ties hurt by an island dispute. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a television talk show Tuesday that high-level talks are more significant in difficult times. Ties between Japan and China have deteriorated since Tokyo nationalized...
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