The Japanese government announced Tuesday it is revising official teaching manuals to emphasize Japan's territorial rights to islands which are also claimed by China and South Korea.2 Comments
The newly appointed head of Japan's public broadcaster NHK has stirred controversy by saying the system of forcibly drafting women into military brothels during World War II was “common in any country at war.”
China said Friday it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbors, especially Japan.
North Korea remains Washington's “number one security concern” in Asia, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Wednesday, despite simmering territorial disputes elsewhere in the region.
A new Asian diplomatic dispute broke out Monday after China unveiled a memorial to a Korean national hero who assassinated a Japanese official a century ago — with Tokyo condemning him as a “terrorist.”5 Comments
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Sunday for “frank” summit talks with China and South Korea to help solve historical and territorial disputes that have soured ties between the neighbors.
China and Japan are engaged in a war of words that is lighting up editorial pages around the world as Beijing takes aim at a recent visit by Japan's leader to a controversial war shrine and Tokyo answers back.
Japan on Thursday brushed off a bristling attack in which a Chinese diplomat branded Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a “troublemaker,” saying Beijing's sentiment is inaccurate and ignores the facts.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that all countries that have overlapping air defense identification zones (ADIZs) with mainland China over the East China Sea should engage in negotiations in order to prevent the risk of future confrontation.
Beijing on Friday rejected U.S. criticism of a measure requiring foreign fishing vessels to secure permission to enter much of the South China Sea, which it claims almost in its entirety.