The two countries are at odds over a group of small uninhabited islands in the East China Sea administered as the Senkakus by Japan but claimed as the Diaoyus by China
The total number of scrambles marks an increase of 295 from the year before, according to the ministry
(UPDATED) It comes two days after James Mattis, US President Donald Trump's new defense secretary, said in Tokyo that the island chain was subject to a longstanding Washington-Tokyo defense treaty
The Senkaku islands, known in China as the Diaoyus, are at the center of a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing
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The Philippine President tells Japanese businessmen that he does not 'pick quarrels with our friends and neighbors' but that he must stand up for the 'dignity' of Filipinos
'I strongly asked him to completely quieten the situation,' says Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on his talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi
'Despite Japan's repeated strong protests, the Chinese side has continued to take unilateral actions that raise tensions on the ground,' says Tokyo's foreign ministry
The Japanese coast guard has rescued the 6 other members of the sunk vessel's 14-strong crew
This comes after China's ships were spotted near disputed East China Sea islands for a fifth straight day
The Japanese foreign ministry said China had placed a surface search radar and surveillance camera on one of its structures in a gas field which is claimed by both countries
The two countries are locked in a long-running dispute over uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China
(UPDATED) The incident prompts Tokyo to summon the Chinese ambassador at around 2 am to lodge a protest
'No matter what measures Japan may take to promote or push its stance, it will not change the basic fact that Diaoyu belongs to China,' says Beijing's foreign ministry
Japan's Defense Ministry says a P-3C patrol aircraft observed the Dongdiao-class intelligence vessel near territorial waters of the Senkaku Islands, which Japan administers but China claims as the Diaoyus
(UPDATED) Under the revised 'guidelines,' Japan could come to the aid of US forces threatened by a third country or perhaps deploy minesweeper ships to a mission in the Middle East, officials say
The Japanese government invites the Philippine president to visit Tokyo as both the Philippines and Japan compete with China over sea and land
In Japan for his fist visit to Asia as Pentagon chief, Defense Secretary Ash Carter highlights his government's 'strong stand' against the militarization of territorial disputes
Japan and China resume talks about setting up a hotline to prevent sea clashes, following frequent sparring between ships from the two sides around disputed islands
China's new website features displays legal documents, maps, and a timeline dating back to 1403, the year Beijing claims the islands' Mandarin name first appeared in writings
On a more conciliatory note, Xi tells officials at the meeting that China seeks 'peaceful development' and opposed the 'willful use or threat of force'
Three Chinese coastguard vessels sail into the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China claims and calls the Diaoyus
Two leaders of Asia's biggest economies will meet after two years of animosity
The countries have "agreed to arrange a summit next week" in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum
Three Chinese vessels sailed into territorial waters that extend 12 nautical miles around one of the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus
A survey conducted in both nations found that 53.4% of Chinese envisage a future conflict, with more than a fifth of those saying it would happen 'within a few years'
The apparent bid may inflame tensions with China, which has been at loggerheads with Japan over the chain of islands in the East China Sea
In an interview with The Australian broadsheet, Abe says he is keen to nurture a mutually beneficial relationship with Beijing, while urging China to play a constructive role in regional security
The two Chinese vessels entered territorial waters that extend 12 nautical miles around one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says his country favors the proposal to revise Japan's pacifist constitution
The tensions with China will 'likely' be a topic of discussion when Aquino and Abe meet on June 24
The neighbors say they would take measures to avoid a repeat of 'untoward' incidents in May, which saw gunfire exchanged between both countries' security forces.
This is the second time in less than 3 weeks that Tokyo has accused Beijing of playing chicken in the skies near the hotly contested Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims.
(UPDATED) A coast guard official says two Chinese ships 'have now entered the Japanese territorial waters'
The leaders state, oppose 'any unilateral attempt by any party to assert its territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation, coercion or force'
Relations between Japan and China are strained by a territorial dispute over Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea
This is the third such incursion since US President Barack Obama reasserted that Washington would defend Japan under a bilateral military treaty if China began an attack in the tense dispute
Two Chinese coastguard ships sail enter 12 nautical miles into Japan's territorial waters of Senkaku islands
Obama vows to defend Japan if China attacks over the two countries' territorial dispute, but also urges Beijing to help keep North Korea from its nuclear testing program
(UPDATED) Notes US President Barack Obama, 'Article 5 (of the US-Japan security treaty) covers all territories under Japan's administration including (the) Senkaku islands'
Authorities in Shanghai seized the vessel Baosteel Emotion, owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, in a dispute over what the Chinese side says are unpaid bills nearly 80 years ago
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel departs for Beijing on Monday, April 7
Three Chinese coastguard vessels spent two hours in the territorial waters off the Senkakus which China claims and calls the Diaoyus
Chinese government ships enter disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea, the first such incident this year
A more unified command structure may increase the speed of emergency response
China is reportedly planning to revamp military regions to 'counteract the Japan-US alliance' amid its row with Tokyo over islands in the East China Sea
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to spend 24.7 trillion yen ($240 billion) between 2014 and 2019 in a strategic shift towards the south and west of the country
China's decision to establish an ADIZ that overlaps with Japan's and South Korea's ADIZs complicates an already volatile regional security environment
The vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile territorial waters at about 9 am local time off one of the Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus