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Japan scrambles jet fighters at record pace as Chinese military activity rises

Japan's air force scrambled fighter jets to chase away foreign aircraft at record pace in the year to March 31, government figures showed on Thursday, as Chinese military activity in and around the East China Sea escalated.

Japan, US conduct navy drill in East China Sea: Reports

The Japanese and US navies are conducting joint exercises in the East China Sea as tension intensifies in the region following North Korea's missile tests, local media reported today.

China to build first underwater platform in South China Sea

China has maritime disputes in the South China Sea and East China Sea.

China upset at disputed islands mention in Japan-US meeting

China upset at disputed islands mention in Japan-US meeting

The United States and Japan should watch what they say and do and stop making the wrong comments, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

China ships sail near disputed isles after James Mattis visit: Japan

Japan said Chinese coast guard vessels sailed Monday into its territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, days after the new US defence chief vowed to defend Tokyo`s control of them.

China urges US to desist from erroneous remarks on disputed islands

China urges US to desist from erroneous remarks on disputed islands

China has urged the US to stop making erroneous remarks on the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands after American Defence Secretary James Mattis reportedly said the US-Japan mutual defence treaty applies to the disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Boat capsizes in East China Sea, one killed, 12 missing

One person was killed and 12 others were reported missing today when a Chinese fishing vessel capsized in East China Sea.

China fighter jet claim `untrue`: Japan

Japan has lashed out at China over claims its fighter jets obstructed Beijing`s military aircraft, saying the allegation was "clearly untrue".

China ships sail near disputed islands, says Japan's coast guard

Chinese coast guard vessels sailed into territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea on Saturday, Japan's coast guard said, marking the second such incident in a week.

Japan protests as Chinese ships sail into disputed islands in East China Sea

Japan protests as Chinese ships sail into disputed islands in East China Sea

Japan protested to China on Sunday after Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial waters of disputed islands in the East China Sea, Tokyo said.

China says Japanese military endangering Chinese aircraft

China and Japan have long been mired in a territorial dispute over a group of tiny, uninhabited East China Sea islands, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

China to fly drones over South China Sea

China is capable of flying drones over the disputed South China Sea to keep a watch over the contested waters spread over 3.5 million sq km.

Japan to boost South China Sea role with training patrols with US: Minister

Japan also has its own dispute with China over territory in the East China Sea.
 

Chinese Air Force carries out long-range drills in Pacific

Chinese Air Force carries out long-range drills in Pacific

China has rapidly been ramping up research into advanced new military equipment, including stealth jets, submarines, aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles.

Japan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship missiles

If approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s cabinet, it would be the fifth straight year the government sets a record defence budget.

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

The two countries are locked in a dispute over uninhabited islands controlled by Japan as the Senkakus but claimed by China as the Diaoyus.
 

Japan eyes fighter drone, seeks record defence budget amid China assertiveness

Japan aims to develop a prototype drone fighter jet in two decades with private sector help in a technology strategy that focuses on weapons communications and lasers, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Japan protests more Chinese ship `intrusions`

Japan protests more Chinese ship `intrusions`

Japan lodged a fresh diplomatic protest with China on Wednesday, accusing the country of again sending its coast guard ships into waters surrounding contested islands in the East China Sea.

Foreign ministers of Japan, China, South Korea likely to meet next week

Japan, China and South Korea are in talks to hold a meeting of their foreign ministers next week, despite rows between Tokyo and Beijing over China`s maritime expansion in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, a Japanese daily said on Wednesday.

East China Sea row: Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

East China Sea row: Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship 'incursions'

Japan summoned China's ambassador on Tuesday after the country's ships were spotted near disputed East China Sea islands for a fifth straight day.