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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.

Japan spots 230 Chinese fishing boats off disputed islets

Japan spots 230 Chinese fishing boats off disputed islets

Some 230 Chinese fishing vessels and six coast guard ships, including three apparently carrying weapons, sailed into waters close to disputed East China Sea islands on Saturday, Japan`s foreign ministry said.

Japan to patrol disputed islands if China sails too close: Yomiuri

Japan to patrol disputed islands if China sails too close: Yomiuri

Japan will respond to any intrusion by Chinese naval vessels into the waters around the disputed Senkaku islands, known in China as the Diaoyus, by ordering its Self-Defence Force ships to patrol the area, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Japan says armed Chinese coastguard ship seen near disputed islands

Japan says armed Chinese coastguard ship seen near disputed islands

A Chinese coast guard ship equipped with what appeared to be four gun turrets was sighted near disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan`s coast guard said on Wednesday.