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US vows to defend Japan against China

Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions...

Four China ships in disputed zone: report

Four Chinese coastguard ships on Friday entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, according...

Japanese PM warns China against landings

Japan would respond with force if China attempts to land on the disputed Senkaku Islands, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Parliament. Abe was responding...

Three Chinese ships in disputed island waters: Japan

Three Chinese government ships entered waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Tokyo on Monday, the day after China rebuked the...

Japan, US fighter planes in joint drill: official

US and Japanese fighter jets on Tuesday carried out joint air exercises, an official said, days after Chinese and Japanese military planes shadowed each...

Asian nations feud over South China Sea

Asian leaders feuded on Monday over how to handle tense maritime territorial disputes with China, overshadowing talks at a regional summit meant to strengthen...

Japanese coast guard to reinforce border patrol

The Japanese Coast Guard will beef up border patrols following the intrusion of two Chinese ships into Japanese waters, NHK reported. Two Chinese vessels were...

Japan demands China pull back boats from disputed islands

Tokyo: Japan demanded Monday that China pull back two fisheries patrol boats from near a disputed island chain that is at the centre of...