November 26, 2015
KITA-KYUSHU--The thud of bodies landing on tatami mats echoed with shouts of "Don't move, freeze!" and "Hands in the air!" This, clearly, was no ordinary martial arts session.
November 25, 2015
BEIJING--Japanese and Chinese officials will meet next month to discuss contentious maritime issues, including how to avoid unexpected clashes in the East China Sea.
November 13, 2015
A Chinese Navy intelligence ship apparently engaged in information-gathering activities in waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands on Nov. 12, the Defense Ministry reported.
November 05, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR--The defense chiefs of Japan and China met here Nov. 4 for the first time in over four years and agreed on the need to prevent an unintended military conflict...
October 28, 2015
Japan said it will work with the United States amid increasing tensions with China in the South China Sea, but Japanese defense officials were struggling to determine how to...
October 03, 2015
NANJI ISLAND, China--One of the Japanese men seized by China for spying was arrested on the Nanji islands, where China is believed to be building a military outpost, sources...
August 29, 2015
The government posted more than 200 documents online Aug. 28 to back up its claim that the disputed Senkaku Islands and Takeshima islets are inherent Japanese territory.
July 22, 2015
China's foreign and defense ministries went on the offensive late on July 21 for what they criticized as needless provocations in Japan's defense white paper, released only...
July 22, 2015
Where, really, was the urgency to railroad national security bills through the Lower House in the absence of public support?
July 21, 2015
Although criticism of China loomed large in this year's Defense Ministry's white paper, which was released July 21, the report also mentions the importance of direct dialogue...
July 09, 2015
Since September 2012, two concrete drivers of Sino-Japanese tensions have soared to unprecedented highs: Chinese military and paramilitary activity in the waters and airspace...
June 09, 2015
The Shinzo Abe administration submitted legislation for a new security policy to the Diet on May 15, stirring debate over its pros and cons in Japan.
June 05, 2015
Tokyo and Manila have intensified their united front against China’s expanding military presence in the East and South China Seas by agreeing to deepen security ties.
May 23, 2015
The Chinese authorities indicted lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, a well-known human rights defender living in Beijing, earlier this month. It is an unjust action against a conscientious...
May 08, 2015
In April, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held his second informal summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Jakarta on the sidelines of the 60th anniversary of...
April 29, 2015
Shintaro Ishihara, a popular four-term Tokyo governor who has also ruffled feathers with his outspoken style, will receive a prestigious government award for contributions to...
April 27, 2015
The Defense Ministry is considering permanently deploying hundreds of Ground Self-Defense Force troops to a remote Okinawan island to counter China’s maritime expansion in...
April 25, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will stress closer ties between Tokyo and Washington in the national security and economic spheres during his visit to the United States, but it is...
April 24, 2015
Tokyo and Washington will expand the areas of defense cooperation from the current three to five under new guidelines that clearly mention Japan’s outlying islands.
April 22, 2015
JAKARTA--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 22 as “very fruitful” after they met here for the first time in five months on ...