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Yoshihide Suga

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Japan to establish military bases near disputed islands in response to China aggression


Tokyo has reportedly made plans to create new military outposts on remote islands close to disputed territories in an apparent move to bolster Japan’s defence capabilities amid its ongoing territorial rows with China. Some 350 Ground Self-Defence Forces could be stationed on the three islands near the disputed islands, known as Diaoyu in China and … Continue reading

Vietnam boat sinks after collision with Chinese vessel in South China Sea


A Vietnamese boat has sunk after it collided with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid tensions between the two nations. Both countries are blaming the other for the incident. Vietnam‘s coast guard said the boat was encircled by 40 Chinese vessels before it was rammed, reports said. … Continue reading

Japan says puzzled by new China WWII national days


Tokyo on Friday said it was puzzled over why Beijing approved national remembrance days to commemorate the Nanjing Massacre and its defeat in World War II, after decades of Japanese pacifism. The move is the latest in a vitriolic diplomatic spat between Asia’s two largest economies, who are at loggerheads over disputed territory and differing … Continue reading

Japan and South Korea defy China in new air defence zone


Japanese and South Korean military aircraft flew through disputed air space over the East China Sea without informing China, officials said on Thursday, challenging a new Chinese air defense zone that has increased regional tensions and sparked concerns of an unintended clash. The move came after Tokyo’s close ally Washington defied China’s demand that airplanes … Continue reading

China warns Japan against stationing workers on disputed isles


China said it would not tolerate provocation after Japan’s top government spokesman said on Tuesday Japan might station government workers on disputed islands in the East China Sea to defend its sovereignty. Relations between the world’s second- and third-biggest economies have been strained over the uninhabited isles which Japan controls but both countries claim. The isles are known … Continue reading

China criticises Japan’s protest over question of Okinawa sovereignty


China criticised Japan on Thursday for lodging a diplomatic protest against a Chinese state media commentary calling into question Japanese sovereignty over the southern Ryukyu Islands, which include Okinawa. The latest angry exchange could further strain tense relations between Asia’s two-largest economies, which are involved in a stand-off over a group of uninhabited islands in … Continue reading

China ‘extremely concerned’ about U.S.- Japan island talk


Japan and the United States have started talks on military plans in case of armed conflict over a group of East China Sea Islets claimed by Tokyo and Beijing, Japanese media said on Thursday, prompting China to complain of “outside pressure.” The Pentagon confirmed talks were being held on Thursday and Friday between Shigeru Iwasaki, … Continue reading

China, Japan engage in new invective over disputed isles


China and Japan engaged on Friday in a fresh round of invective over military movements near a disputed group of uninhabited islands, fuelling tension that for months has bedeviled relations between the Asian powers. An increasingly muscular China has been repeatedly at odds with others in the region over rival claims to small clusters of … Continue reading

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