A full-scale replica of a warship that was sunk during a naval confrontation of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) is being built by China as part of planned memorial facilities.
July 25 marked the 120th anniversary of the Battle of Pungdo, in which the fight between Japan and China’s Qing dynasty to gain control over [...]
China and Japan have seen historic disputes metastasize into present-day confrontations, and the possibility of resolution seems to be diminishing, according to a new study of tensions between the two Asian rivals.
“Enmity between China and Japan is hardening into a confrontation that appears increasingly difficult to untangle by diplomacy,” said the International [...]
Recent increases in the frequency of Japanese military exercises suggest that the country is preparing for war, a think tank with close ties to China’s military said in a report released Wednesday.
“Island landing” and other readiness drills conducted by Japan’s Self-Defense Forces “are not only provocative and confrontational, but also meant for war preparedness,” [...]
The huge increase in Japan’s UAV investments has been met with scorn from Beijing. Although both countries claim their drones will only be used for surveillance purposes, experts warn that the possibility of future drone battles in the region’s airspace is “very high.” Tensions over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands have [...]
To defend themselves against China, the U.S. and Japan are in the early stages of integrating their space programs as part of negotiations to update their defense policy guidelines. In May, Washington and Tokyo discussed ways to coordinate their GPS systems to better track what’s going on in space and on the oceans. A recent [...]
” I think there is a real possibility that fighting might be started deliberately by one side or the other, …”
Few people believe that either China or Japan would deliberately start a war in the East China Sea. Most analysts assume that an armed clash could only occur through accident, misunderstanding or [...]
Koreans consider Japan as the second biggest military threat to South Korea, next to North Korea.
The East Asia Institute of Korea and a Japanese NGO “Press NPO” announced such a result from joint research on mutual perception, which was conducted from May to June last year, at the press conference in Seoul on July [...]
China’s territorial dispute with Japan over a chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea could lead to an “explosive” confrontation, Taiwan’s top diplomat in the United States warned Wednesday.
“These little islands could trigger something,” Lyushun Shen, ambassador of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, said in an [...]
As the sixth meeting of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) takes place July 9-10 in Beijing, with US Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew representing the United States, and State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang representing China, here’s a troubling question to keep in mind: Does [...]
Trouble is looming at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, as a leak has forced the shutdown of a cooling system that could cause temperatures to exceed dangerous levels.
Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was forced to switch off the cooling system at Reactor Unit 5, after engineers discovered it had been leaking water. If [...]