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.

Pickled Chinese Cabbage, A Daily Treat To Keep You Going All Winter

Pickled Chinese cabbage, a daily treat to keep you going all winterCooking expert Yoshiharu Doi advocates a simple style of eating: a bowl of rice, miso soup with a heap of ingredients, plus pickled vegetables such as Chinese cabbage.
“At home, when we serve rice balls, miso soup and pickled vegetables to our guests, they eat lots of them, commenting how tasty they are,” he says happily.

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.