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Obama: US will defend Japan vs China

The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, are part of the territorial dispute between Japan and China. President Barack Obama (inset) affirmed Thursday that the United States would be obligated to defend Japan against China though he asked all sides to resolve the issue peacefully. AP file photo PHOTO

Showing solidarity with Japan, US President Barack Obama on Thursday affirmed that the United States would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over disputed islands but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese ships in disputed-islands waters—Japan

Three Chinese government ships entered the waters of disputed Tokyo-controlled islands on Monday, Japan’s coast guard said, as a long-running row shows no sign of fading.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan, Japan sign disputed isles fishing accord

Japan's Interchange Association Chairman Mitsuo Ohashi, left, and Taiwan's Association of East Asian Relations Chairman Liao Liou-yi pose for photographers after signing official agreements to allow Taiwanese trawlers to fish in the disputed islands in the Japanese economic zone, known as the Diaoyutai in Chinese, and Senkaku in Japanese, at the government guest house in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, April 10. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

Taiwan and Japan Wednesday signed a fishing rights accord for waters near islands at the center of a territorial row that has soured ties between Beijing and Tokyo, officials said, with China expressing serious concern about the deal.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese boat detained for illegal fishing in Japan

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Japan has detained a Chinese fishing boat and eight crew members for illegal fishing around Southwestern Japan.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane

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Japan scrambled fighter jets Saturday to head off a Chinese state-owned plane that flew near islands at the center of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, a Japanese Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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