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Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

May 19, 2017 - 7:02 PM

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

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Japan scrambles record number of military jets

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:57 PM

The total number of scrambles marks an increase of 295 from the year before, according to the ministry

Japan scrambles record number of military jets

China ships sail near disputed isles after Mattis visit – Japan

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:47 PM

(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

China ships sail near disputed isles after Mattis visit – Japan

China warns U.S. after Mattis says Senkakus covered by treaty

Feb 04, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The Senkaku islands, known in China as the Diaoyus, are at the center of a festering row between Tokyo and Beijing

China warns U.S. after Mattis says Senkakus covered by treaty

Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Duterte assures Japan: No military alliance with China

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:24 PM

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

Duterte assures Japan: No military alliance with China

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:45 PM

'I strongly asked him to completely quieten the situation,' says Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on his talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

Aug 21, 2016 - 7:35 PM

'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

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles

Japan searches for shipwrecked Chinese fishermen

Aug 11, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Japanese coast guard has rescued the 6 other members of the sunk vessel's 14-strong crew

Japan searches for shipwrecked Chinese fishermen

Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

Aug 09, 2016 - 3:58 PM

This comes after China's ships were spotted near disputed East China Sea islands for a fifth straight day

Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

China installs radar in disputed waters – Japanese media

Aug 07, 2016 - 3:56 PM

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

China installs radar in disputed waters – Japanese media

Japan spots 230 Chinese fishing boats off disputed islets

Aug 06, 2016 - 3:00 PM

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

Japan spots 230 Chinese fishing boats off disputed islets

Japan protests as Chinese navy sails near disputed isles

Jun 09, 2016 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) The incident prompts Tokyo to summon the Chinese ambassador at around 2 am to lodge a protest

Japan protests as Chinese navy sails near disputed isles

China protests Japanese textbook revisions on disputed islands

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:45 PM

'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

China protests Japanese textbook revisions on disputed islands

Japan spots Chinese spy ship in new area near disputed isles

Nov 13, 2015 - 1:05 PM

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

Japan spots Chinese spy ship in new area near disputed isles

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

Apr 27, 2015 - 11:42 PM

(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

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

Aquino to visit Japan amid disputes with China

Apr 24, 2015 - 11:18 AM

The Japanese government invites the Philippine president to visit Tokyo as both the Philippines and Japan compete with China over sea and land

Aquino to visit Japan amid disputes with China

US defense chief: Expanded Balikatan deepens PH-US ties

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM

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

US defense chief: Expanded Balikatan deepens PH-US ties

Japan, China resume talks on maritime hotline – reports

Jan 12, 2015 - 7:13 PM

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

Japan, China resume talks on maritime hotline – reports

China launches cyber claim to islands in Japan dispute

Dec 30, 2014 - 6:55 PM

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

China launches cyber claim to islands in Japan dispute

China's Xi vows to protect territorial interests

Nov 30, 2014 - 12:48 PM

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'

China's Xi vows to protect territorial interests

China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Three Chinese coastguard vessels sail into the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China claims and calls the Diaoyus

China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles

Japan's Abe heads to Beijing, eyeing first summit with Xi

Nov 09, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Two leaders of Asia's biggest economies will meet after two years of animosity

Japan's Abe heads to Beijing, eyeing first summit with Xi

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: reports

Nov 07, 2014 - 9:20 PM

The countries have "agreed to arrange a summit next week" in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: reports

China ships in disputed waters after Japan shrine visits

Oct 18, 2014 - 1:07 PM

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

China ships in disputed waters after Japan shrine visits

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan – poll

Sep 10, 2014 - 2:13 PM

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'

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan – poll

Japan names islets in disputed territory

Aug 01, 2014 - 9:13 PM

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

Japan names islets in disputed territory

Japan PM says door always open for China talks

Jul 08, 2014 - 12:28 PM

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

Japan PM says door always open for China talks

Chinese ships in disputed waters as Tokyo moves on military

Jun 30, 2014 - 3:27 PM

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

Chinese ships in disputed waters as Tokyo moves on military

Rappler Newscast | June 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Trillanes to Revilla, Estrada: Man up, stop whining. Philippines backs Japan bid to defend allies. Egypt under pressure to pardon Al-Jazeera journalists

Rappler Newscast | June 24, 2014

Philippines backs Japan bid to defend allies

Jun 24, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says his country favors the proposal to revise Japan's pacifist constitution

Philippines backs Japan bid to defend allies

Aquino to visit Japan as China tensions mount

Jun 18, 2014 - 11:30 AM

The tensions with China will 'likely' be a topic of discussion when Aquino and Abe meet on June 24

Aquino to visit Japan as China tensions mount

Myanmar, Bangladesh vow better border cooperation after clash

Jun 12, 2014 - 9:10 PM

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.

Myanmar, Bangladesh vow better border cooperation after clash

Japan summons China envoy over mid-air near miss

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:52 PM

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.

Japan summons China envoy over mid-air near miss

Japan says Chinese ships in disputed waters

Jun 06, 2014 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) A coast guard official says two Chinese ships 'have now entered the Japanese territorial waters'

Japan says Chinese ships in disputed waters

G7 concerned by Asian maritime tensions

Jun 05, 2014 - 12:46 PM

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'

G7 concerned by Asian maritime tensions

China fighters in 'dangerous' brush with Japanese planes

May 25, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Relations between Japan and China are strained by a territorial dispute over Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea

China fighters in 'dangerous' brush with Japanese planes

Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan coastguard

May 02, 2014 - 1:48 PM

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

Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan coastguard

Chinese ships return to disputed waters after Obama's Tokyo visit

Apr 26, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Two Chinese coastguard ships sail enter 12 nautical miles into Japan's territorial waters of Senkaku islands

Chinese ships return to disputed waters after Obama's Tokyo visit

Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

Apr 24, 2014 - 3:11 PM

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

Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

Obama in Japan says 'Senkaku' islands covered by security treaty

Apr 24, 2014 - 12:14 PM

(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'

Obama in Japan says 'Senkaku' islands covered by security treaty

Japan warns over China ship seizure

Apr 21, 2014 - 8:11 PM

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

Japan warns over China ship seizure

US defense chief warns China over territorial claims

Apr 06, 2014 - 1:23 PM

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel departs for Beijing on Monday, April 7

US defense chief warns China over territorial claims

China ships in disputed waters after Abe's WWI claim

Jan 27, 2014 - 9:55 PM

Three Chinese coastguard vessels spent two hours in the territorial waters off the Senkakus which China claims and calls the Diaoyus

China ships in disputed waters after Abe's WWI claim

Japan vows defense as China ships near disputed isles

Jan 12, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Chinese government ships enter disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea, the first such incident this year

Japan vows defense as China ships near disputed isles

China plans joint military command system: state media

Jan 03, 2014 - 1:34 PM

A more unified command structure may increase the speed of emergency response

China plans joint military command system: state media

China mulls revamping military regions – Japan report

Jan 01, 2014 - 3:47 PM

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

China mulls revamping military regions – Japan report

Japan invests in new military kit as China row simmers

Dec 17, 2013 - 12:51 PM

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

Japan invests in new military kit as China row simmers

Complicating the complex: China's ADIZ

Dec 15, 2013 - 2:12 PM

China's decision to establish an ADIZ that overlaps with Japan's and South Korea's ADIZs complicates an already volatile regional security environment

Complicating the complex: China's ADIZ

China ships sail through disputed waters amid tensions

Dec 08, 2013 - 11:10 AM

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

China ships sail through disputed waters amid tensions