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Russia ready for talks with Japan over disputed islands: Putin

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 14:04

President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that Russia is ready for talks with Japan over disputed Pacific Islands but that Japan may not be ready for negotiations.

China summons US, Japan envoys over remarks on disputed island

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 21:45

China today summoned USA and Japanese ambassadors here separately and lodged protest over a joint statement issued during US President`s visit to Tokyo that asserted their bilateral security treaty was applicable to the disputed islands.

Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 02:35

Japan broke ground today on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said.

Mauritius opposes British minister`s visit to disputed islands

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 05:15

Mauritius protested against a recent visit by British minister Mark Simmonds to the Chagos Archipelago, which Mauritius deems as part of its territory, a statement said.

Philippines says China fired water cannon at disputed shoal

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:44

The Philippines` military chief today accused China`s coast guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen for the first time to drive them away from a disputed sea shoal.

Japan stages rally over disputed islands with S Korea

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:49

Japan held an annual rally on Saturday marking Tokyo`s claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, further fuelling a long-standing territorial row between the neighbours.

Japan issues teachers new instructions on disputed islands

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:19

Japanese education chiefs will instruct schools to teach children that islands at the centre of disputes with China and South Korea belong unequivocally to Tokyo, the government said on Tuesday.

China defends air defence zone over disputed islands

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 18:54

China on Saturday defended its establishment of an air defence zone over islands diputed with Japan following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remarks that Beijing was forcibly changing the status quo in the East China Sea.

China ships enter waters off disputed islands

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 15:43

Three Chinese ships entered disputed waters off Tokyo-controlled islands in the East China Sea on Sunday, the Japanese coastguard said, the first such incursion this year.

US telling airlines to stay safe in East China Sea

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 13:33

The United States is advising all US airlines to take steps to stay safe amid fresh tensions in the East China Sea as they seek clarification about Beijing`s newly-declared air zone over disputed islands.

Japan mulls expanding air zone: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 15:01

Japan is considering expanding its air defence identification zone in the Pacific Ocean, a report said today, as Tokyo and Beijing lock horns over Chinese claims to control airspace above the East China Sea.

China sets air defence zone over disputed islands with Japan

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 15:19

China on Saturday established an air defence zone over disputed islands administered by Japan, a move that can exasperate tensions between the two countries.