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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.

Japan summons Chinese envoy amid ship `incursions`

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

China installs radar in disputed waters: Japanese media

China has installed a radar with potential military functions in a disputed area of the East China Sea, Japanese media said Sunday, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two countries.

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 protests after Chinese ships sail near disputed islets

Japan protested to China on Friday after Chinese coastguard ships and fishing vessels entered what Tokyo considers its territorial waters around a group of disputed islets, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.

China, Japan fighter jets clash over disputed islands

China, Japan fighter jets clash over disputed islands

Chinese and Japanese fighter jets had a close encounter over the disputed waters in the East China Sea last month as two planes from each side came face to face several times and locked radars to fire weapons, China's military said on Tuesday.

US Senators concerned over Chinese actions in East China Sea

China and Japan both claim a small group of islands in the East China Sea

Japan protests as Chinese Navy sails near disputed isles

Japan protests as Chinese Navy sails near disputed isles

Relations between Japan and China deteriorated in 2012 when Tokyo "nationalised" some of the islets.