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US, Japan Reach Deal on Controversial Aircraft

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has reached an agreement with Tokyo to allow a controversial military aircraft to begin operating from a U.S. Marine base on the island of Okinawa. Washington’s plans to deploy the V-22 Osprey aircraft had been in question because of safety concerns. The hybrid aircraft, which takes off like a helicopter but flies […]

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Japan: Chinese Ships Enter Territorial Waters

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s Coast Guard says at least two Chinese government vessels have entered territorial waters near Japanese-controlled islands, as a dispute escalates on the sensitive anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China. The vessels are among 11 Chinese ships spotted Tuesday near the East China Sea islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. Japanese […]

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Japan: Chinese Ships Approach Disputed Islands

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A group of Chinese government ships has entered waters near Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, as a territorial dispute escalates on the sensitive anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China. Japan’s Coast Guard says at least 10 surveillance ships were spotted Tuesday near the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. […]

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Two Japanese Activists Land on Disputed Islands with China

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Two Japanese nationals have landed on one of the islands at the center of a heated territorial dispute with China, as Beijing braces for a day of anti-Japan protests. Japanese officials say the activists ignored police warnings and swam ashore early Tuesday to the largest of the islands, known in Japanese as Senkaku and in […]

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Anti-Japan Protests in China for Second Day

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has called on China to ensure the safety of Japanese citizens and businesses in China, amid the second day of anti-Japan protests in China Sunday. The protests stem from Japan’s actions to claim complete control of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Thousands of Chinese protesters […]

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Chinese Protest at Japanese Embassy

Posted September 15th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Chinese protesters staged a demonstration outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing Saturday, angry over Japan’s actions to claim complete control of a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea. Protesters threw rocks and burned Japanese flags at the embassy, but were held back by riot police from breaking through a barricade. […]

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Japan Unveils Plan to Phase Out Nuclear Energy by 2040

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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Japan has unveiled a plan to completely phase out its use of nuclear power over the next three decades as part of a revamped energy policy following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The plan announced Friday by a Japanese Cabinet panel represents a major shift in the government’s stance on nuclear power, which once produced one-third […]

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Japan: Chinese Patrol Ships Leave Disputed Waters

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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All six Chinese surveillance ships have left Japanese-controlled waters after briefly conducting a patrol mission near a group of disputed islands. Japan’s Coast Guard say the ships left the area surrounding the uninhabited archipelago Friday after both sides exchanged warnings in the contested waters. Japan had organized an emergency task force and summoned the Chinese […]

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Japan: Chinese Patrol Ships Leave Disputed Waters

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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All six Chinese surveillance ships have left Japanese-controlled waters after briefly conducting a patrol mission near a group of disputed islands. Tokyo officials say the ships left the area surrounding the uninhabited archipelago on Friday after both sides exchanged warnings in the contested waters. Japan had organized an emergency task force and summoned the Chinese […]

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Tokyo: 6 Chinese Vessels Enter Japan’s Waters Near Disputed Islands

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan says six Chinese patrol ships have entered its territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, further heightening the tensions over the uninhabited archipelago claimed both by Tokyo and Beijing. Japan’s Coast Guard said two Chinese vessels entered Japanese waters early Friday, and four more vessels arrived soon after. The Coast Guard […]

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