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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.

Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

Do not intervene in South China Sea dispute: China tells Japan

China on Sunday asked Japan to restrain itself from interfering in the South China Sea dispute, saying Tokyo should instead consider its "shameful history" before accusing it of expansionist behaviour in the strategic region.

Japan, US to limit legal protection for base personnel

Some US civilians working on military bases in Japan are likely to lose their protected legal status under planned changes announced on Tuesday, as anger rages over the rape and murder of a local woman.

Bodies of 7 Japanese return from Bangladesh

Under gray skies, the bodies of the seven Japanese killed in a militant attack in Bangladesh returned to home soil early Tuesday morning.

China, Japan foreign ministers hold rare talks to reduce mistrust in ties

China, Japan foreign ministers hold rare talks to reduce mistrust in ties

The island dispute led to polarisation of sentiments in both the countries affecting their flourishing trade ties.

Japanese foreign minister to discuss disputed isles in Moscow

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov next week to discuss bilateral relations, frayed recently by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev`s visit to a disputed island claimed by both countries.

Japan premier hits out at Russian PM`s visit to disputed islands

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday criticised his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev`s weekend visit to disputed islands, aggravating a long-running dispute over the archipelago.

South Korea FM meets Japanese counterpart on first Japan visit

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se met his Japanese counterpart Sunday on his first visit to Tokyo since taking office, as the two countries mark 50 years of diplomatic relations despite current strains.

Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya

Japan on Saturday offered a USD 3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.

Japan, China, South Korea consider autumn summit

Japan, China, South Korea consider autumn summit

China, Japan and South Korea are considering holding their first trilateral summit in three years, offering a potential stage for the first one-on-one meeting between Tokyo and Seoul`s leaders, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday.

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defence cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese armed forces a more ambitious global role amid concerns over China`s rising sway.

US, Japan to boost cooperation in defence talks

New guidelines governing the Japan-US defence alliance should allow the two militaries to "seamlessly cooperate", American Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a newspaper ahead of a meeting Wednesday with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo.

Manohar Parrikar meets Japanese FM, welcomes initiative to strengthen bilateral ties

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently on an official visit to Japan, met that country`s foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, on Tuesday, and welcomed Japan`s initiative to strengthen bilateral ties with New Delhi.

Japan vows to stop gaffe-prone ex-PM visiting Crimea

Japan vowed today to try to stop a gaffe-prone former prime minister from visiting Crimea to ask its citizens how they feel about being annexed by Russia.

Japan unveils $15.5 mn aid against Mideast terrorism

 Japan on Tuesday announced $15.5 million to fight "terrorism" in the Middle East and Africa, as Tokyo tries to demonstrate its resolve despite the murder of two citizens by Islamist extremists.

Japan calls for laws to be obeyed in sea dispute with China

 Japan called Thursday for international laws to be respected in territorial disputes, as it hosted a symposium in the latest bid to corral global opinion over its rows with China.

Japan PM pledges to resolve island row with Russia

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged to resolve a row with Russia over an island chain claimed by both nations and sign a bilateral peace treaty delayed since WWII.

Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes

Jordan said on Thursday it was still holding an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber as a deadline passed for her release set by Islamic State militants who threatened to kill a Jordanian pilot unless she was handed over by sunset.

China slams Japan for calling Arunachal Pradesh part of India

China has slammed Japan for describing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India, saying the remarks have “seriously concerned” Beijing.

Japan wants closer maritime security cooperation with India

Japan on Saturday pitched for stronger maritime security cooperation with India, saying both nations should "proactively" assume responsibilities to ensure "open and stable seas" in the region, comments seen as an effort to contain China's growing assertiveness in South China Sea.