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News on all fronts for Japan’s territorial disputes (Jan 30 2011)

News on all fronts for Japan’s territorial disputes (Jan 30 2011)

Senkaku Islands and Takeshima Shu Watanabe, a DPJ member of the Upper House – and owner of what has to be one of the worst politician’s site in the modern day, will become the party’s first lawmaker to celebrate ‘Takeshima Day’, a festival designed to emphasize Japan’s claim over the Liancourt Rocks – Takeshima to...

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China to establish permanent patrols near Senkakus

China to establish permanent patrols near Senkakus

    The People’s Republic of China intends to establish permanent patrols by fisheries protection vessels in the vicinity of the Senkaku islands, which are claimed by Japan. The official with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries took the unusual step of granting an interview concerning the Senkaku issue to a foreign media outlet...

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Chinese fishing trawler videos leaked

Video shot from Japan Coast Guard vessels during the incident with the Chinese fishing trawler Minjinyu 5179 have been leaked onto YouTube. The video was released to the Diet on October 28th and screened by lawmakers on the 2nd. One of the lawmakers said: “It was a blatant act of obstructing officers from performing their...

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Nightwatch on the Japan-China confrontation

Nightwatch: China-Japan: Today, China postponed a visit to Japan by Li Jianguo, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, because of the maritime confrontation in which a Chinese fishing boat apparently deliberately rammed Japanese patrol boats. Li’s five-day visit was planned to enlarge exchanges between Japan’s lower house and China’s legislature....

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Developments in the Japan-China fishing trawler collision

The crew of the Minjinyu 5179 has been released and sent home on an airplane chartered by China. The captain is being held, however, on suspicion that he deliberately crashed into two Japanese Coast Guard ships. China has suspended talks on joint resource development and territorial claims in the Senkakus until the captain of the...

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Chinese fishing boat, Japan Coast Guard ships collide off Senkakus

A Chinese fishing boat collided –twice– with two Japan Coast Guard ships sent to intercept it as the boat sailed in waters claimed by Japan. The incident, which happened today, involved the fishing trawler Nippon Chinese (an odd name, since “Nippon” in Japanese means “Japan”) and the Japan Coast Guard ships Yonakuni and Mizuki. China...

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Beijing proposes naval hotline

A few months ago the hotline between the Japanese Prime Minister’s office and the Chinese Premier was re-established. Now China is signaling it would like a hotline at a lower level to prevent or, failing that, defuse confrontations or at sea. “We have set up communication systems with the United States and South Korea, although...

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Yet another Japan-China confrontation at sea

Japan Probe has a post on the latest showdown on the high seas. This time, a Japan Coast Guard ship was chased out of Japanese territorial waters (or rather, waters Japan claims, anyway) by a Chinese survey ship half its size. The latest incident occurred on Monday afternoon in the East China Sea, about 320...

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