Osaka Preschool Hands Out Copies Slurring Ethnic Koreans, Chinese

Osaka preschool hands out copies slurring ethnic Koreans, ChineseA kindergarten in Osaka city handed out to parents copies of a statement slurring Korean residents in Japan and Chinese people, and its officials were recently questioned for suspected hate speech as a result, prefectural government officials said Thursday.

Chinese Ships Enter Japanese Waters Feb 2017

Chinese ships enter Japanese waters Feb 2017Three Chinese patrol ships intruded into Japan's territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Monday.
The Japan Coast Guard says they appeared off Uotsuri Island shortly after 2 PM and stayed for about 2 hours. They then moved to the contiguous zone just outside territorial waters.

Holidaymakers Arrive In Japan For Chinese New Year Holidays

Holidaymakers arrive in Japan for Chinese New Year holidaysThe arrival of tourists spending the Lunar New Year holidays in Japan began Friday, with major airports becoming crowded with Chinese and other foreign visitors.
"I have visited Japan 10 times or more and love this country. I want to buy cosmetics this time around," said Li Wen-hsuan, 46, who arrived at Osaka's Kansai International Airport, the major international gateway for western Japan.

Chinese Ships Enter Japanese Waters

Chinese ships enter Japanese watersJapanese maritime authorities are monitoring waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea after 3 Chinese patrol ships intruded into Japanese territory.
The Japan Coast Guard's regional headquarters in Naha, Okinawa, says the ships entered waters off Uotsuri Island shortly before 10 AM on Sunday, local time.

Chinese-speaking Robots On Show

Chinese-speaking robots on showThe Asia and Pacific Trade Center (ATC), which attracts foreigners visiting Japan from China and other countries, started a “Robot Street” event on Saturday at a commercial complex in Osaka.
“Bilingual” humanoid robots wait on customers at the event and answer questions in Japanese and Chinese, with some help from a human operator.

8 Chinese Military Planes Fly Off Okinawa

8 Chinese military planes fly off OkinawaJapanese defense officials say 8 Chinese military planes flew off Okinawa, southern Japan, on Sunday, going back and forth between the East China Sea and the Pacific.
They say fighters from Japan's Air Self-Defense Force scrambled. The Chinese aircraft did not violate Japan's airspace.

Chinese Vessels Enter Japan's Waters Near Senkakus

Chinese vessels enter Japan's waters near SenkakusFour Chinese government vessels entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Sunday morning.
The Japan Coast Guard is continuing surveillance of the area, as the ships were navigating in the contiguous zone just outside Japan's waters in the afternoon.

Japan Posts Video Of Chinese Ships Near Senkakus

Japan posts video of Chinese ships near SenkakusThe Japanese government has posted an online video of Chinese ships that intruded into Japan's territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
Japan controls the islands. The Japanese government maintains the islands are an inherent part of Japan's territory. China and Taiwan claim them.

Chinese Foreign Minister Likely To Visit Japan In Late August

Chinese foreign minister likely to visit Japan in late AugustJapan, China and South Korea are considering holding a trilateral meeting of their foreign ministers in late August, a senior Japanese diplomat said Tuesday.
Japan is this year's chair of their trilateral ministerial and leaders' meetings. If everything goes smoothly, it will be Chinese foreign minister's first visit to Japan since November 2010, amid persistent tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over maritime issues.

Abe Urges Chinese Premier To Accept S. China Sea Ruling

Abe urges Chinese premier to accept S. China Sea rulingJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday to accept an international tribunal's ruling that there is no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to most of the South China Sea, according to Japanese government sources.

Scrambles Against Chinese Planes Surging

Scrambles against Chinese planes surgingThe number of scrambles by Japanese Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets against Chinese aircraft surged between April and June.
The Defense Ministry says Japanese fighters made 281 emergency takeoffs to intercept unidentified jets in the 3-month period.

Asdf Scrambles Against Chinese Planes Surge

ASDF scrambles against Chinese planes surgeThe number of scrambles by Japan's Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets in reaction to the flight paths of Chinese aircraft was up sharply for the 3 months through June of this year.
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, the chief of staff, Joint Staff of the Self-Defense Forces, made the announcement at a news conference on Thursday.