In what is not expected to go down well with China, US President Barack Obama on Thursday repeated that the disputed Senkaku Islands fell under the Japanese administration.
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 has asked Japan to immediately stop all of its provocative actions over the ownership of Diaoyu Islands.
China warned North Korea it would not tolerate chaos on its doorstep, while blaming Japan for the tension between Asia`s two largest economies.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has issued a fresh warning to China against its increasing maritime activities near the disputed Senkaku Island in the East China Sea.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the country is set to stand up to China as Beijing threatened dire consequences, if provoked.
Japan has asked local authorities and state-run universities not to post Google maps on their websites because some of them use non-Japanese names for disputed islands, reports said on Sunday.
Japan`s coastguard was on high alert Wednesday, a year to the day since Tokyo nationalised islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China.
Chinese coastguard ships sailed into disputed waters at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, officials said.
Tokyo summoned Beijing`s envoy after Chinese government ships entered Japanese territorial waters near disputed Senkaku islands.
A military-backed Chinese video game featuring commando-style attack to capture islands disputed with Japan went viral whipping up patriotism.
Japan has announced plans to create a marine force to carry out pre-emptive self defense strikes on enemy missile sites.
Armed Chinese Coast Guard ships are reported to have confronted Japanese patrol vessels near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Saturday.
A lawmaker from Japan`s ruling party was aboard one of four fishing boats that sailed on Monday towards islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with China, the organiser said, as Chinese vessels loomed nearby.
China has accused Tokyo of propagating `three nos - no recognition, no shelving and no dialogue over the Senkaku Islands.
Three Chinese government ships sailed into waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo on Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said.
Confidante of Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe secretly visited Beijing earlier this week in an apparent effort to improve strained relations with China.
A Chinese newspaper has launched an Internet game letting players decide the Senkaku islands issue - with force.
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has said Taipei, Tokyo and Beijing should engage in a three-way dialogue on resource development on the Senkaku Islands.
Japan and China had agreed to shelve the territory row over Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea when the two countries normalized relations in the early 1970s, a former Japanese minister has said.
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