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.
The United States says it`s committed to defending Japan and opposes any coercive action by China to seize territory under Japanese control in the East China Sea.
The Beijing Snacks restaurant posted a notice saying that Japanese, Filipino and Vietnamese patrons are not welcome, and neither are dogs.
The China-Japan tensions over the contested islands in the East China Sea re-surfaced after a brief lull.
China is holding Naval exercises in the East China Sea in a robust show of its military force, intended to warn rivals against territorial disputes.
Japan is considering to acknowledging that Beijing is claiming autonomy over the Senkaku Islands.
Two companies have been established in Sansha, China`s newest city on an island in the disputed South China Sea.
The US directly or indirectly sides with China`s opponents in disputes, said a state-run Chinese daily Wednesday.
Panetta`s meeting with Xi, which was scheduled for 45 minutes, went beyond the allotted time.
China warned Japan that its decision to purchase islands in East China Sea would damage the bilateral trade.
In September, Japan accused Russia of exerting pressure by flying bombers around the country.
The US has urged Japan and Russia to resolve a dispute over four islands.
Day in Pics: 26th December
Showbiz World - December 26, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade