New Chinese islands don`t settle sea disputes: Japan
New Chinese islands don`t settle sea disputes: Japan

 Japan warned China on Wednesday that its extensive land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea does not make ownership "a done deal", after Beijing announced it had almost finished its controversial island-building.

Argentina invokes Gandhi over disputed islands with Britain

 With Argentina still going through sovereignty disputes to reclaim the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas with Britain, the South American country is applying the way of Mahatma Gandhi`s `ahimsa` - truth, love and fraternity - that brought independence to India.

Philippines seeks more military aid from US to counter China

 The Philippines said Tuesday it would soon ask the United States for more military equipment and training to build its defences, as it faces Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed waters.

South Korea condemns Japanese books as bid to repeat 'past mistakes'

South Korea condemned on Monday Japan`s approval of textbooks that it said distorted history by claiming disputed islands, summoning Japan`s ambassador and warning that the approval was a sign Japan was prepared to repeat its colonial wartime past.

Japan calls for return of isles from South Korea

Japan urged South Korea again Sunday to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies.

China launches website to claim islands disputed with Japan

China on Tuesday launched a website for an uninhabited islet chain in the East China Sea that is at the centre of a long dispute with Japan, in its latest bid to assert sovereignty over an archipelago administered by Tokyo.

South, North Korea ships fire shots at disputed sea border

A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots on Tuesday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed sea border off the peninsula`s west coast and fired shots back before retreating, a South Korean defence official said.

"Strongly protest" over Russia`s military exercises on disputed islands: Japan

Japan said on Wednesday that Tokyo would "strongly protest" to Russia over military exercises on disputed Pacific islands that have strained relations between the two nations since the end of World War Two. 

Russia ready for talks with Japan over disputed islands: Putin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Air defence zone over islets not to affect flights: China

China on Saturday established an air defence zone over disputed islands claimed by Japan, sparking fresh tensions though Beijing maintained that the move would not affect international flights over the region.