Chinese Ships Enter Japan's Waters Off Senkakus

Chinese ships enter Japan's waters off Senkakus

Four Chinese patrol boats have temporarily entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Japan Coast Guard says the ships entered the waters off Uotsuri Island shortly after 10 AM on Monday.

Japan Files Complaint Over Chinese Fishing Boat

Japan files complaint over Chinese fishing boat

The Japanese government has filed a complaint with China for alleged misconduct by a crew of a Chinese fishing boat.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Thursday that a Chinese fishing boat continued to sail for more than half a day without stopping while officials of Japan's Fisheries Agency were on board. The officials boarded the vessel on November fifth to conduct an onsite inspection. The boat was suspected to have been illegally operating in Japan's exclusive economic zone off Kyushu.

Nhk World To Launch New Chinese Service In January

NHK World to launch new Chinese service in January

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is launching on January 15th of next year a new online Chinese-language service. NHK Huayu Shijie will broadcast some of the most popular programs that focus on news, culture and current events.

The service will be for five hours on weekdays. Five anchors will each be assigned a day and bring the news on that day, starting at seven PM.

Chinese Man Arrested Over A Minor Fire At Yasukuni

Chinese man arrested over a minor fire at Yasukuni

Tokyo police have arrested a Chinese man on suspicion of entering Yasukuni Shrine without justifiable reason after papers were found burnt at the site.

Papers resembling newspaper were found burning on a path inside the premises of the shrine on Wednesday morning. The flames were quickly put out by firefighters, and the shrine's buildings did not sustain any damage.

Asdf Scrambles Increase Against Chinese Planes

ASDF scrambles increase against Chinese planes

Japan's Defense Ministry says the number of scrambles made by Air Self-Defense Force jets against Chinese aircraft increase about 20 percent during the first 6 months of this fiscal year compared to the previous year.

The ministry says the ASDF scrambled jets against foreign aircraft that could violate Japan's airspace 561 times between April and September, the same number as in 2017.

Chinese Tourists Crowd Storm-hit Kansai Airport

Chinese tourists crowd storm-hit Kansai airport

Many travelers from China have begun arriving at Kansai International Airport in western Japan at the start of their country's weeklong national holiday.

The People's Republic of China marks its foundation on National Day, October 1st.

50 Chinese Ships Entered Japanese Waters In 2018

50 Chinese ships entered Japanese waters in 2018

Japan Coast Guard officials say that so far this year, 50 Chinese patrol ships have been spotted in Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. They say the sightings occurred over a total of 14 days.

Japan controls the islands. The Japanese government maintains they are an inherent part of Japan's territory. China and Taiwan claim them.

Line Teams Up With Chinese Bicycle Rental Giant Mobike

Line teams up with Chinese bicycle rental giant Mobike

Japanese free messaging app giant Line Corp. said it will start a bicycle-sharing service with Beijing Mobike Technology Co., the world's largest bike rental company.

Line said Dec. 20 it would provide up to 20 percent of the capital of the Japanese subsidiary of Mobike and dispatch one of its executives to the subsidiary in early January.

Japan Most Popular Tourist Destination For Chinese

Japan most popular tourist destination for Chinese

A survey conducted by a Japanese organization has revealed that Japan tops the list of countries and territories Chinese people want to visit.

Every year, the Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, distributes its survey to relatively high income earners, between the ages of 20 and 49, in 6 major Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai. This year, more than 1,200 people responded.

Honda Teams Up With Billion-dollar Chinese Startup Sensetime

Honda Teams Up With Billion-Dollar Chinese Startup SenseTime

Honda has announced a partnership with SenseTime, a Chinese startup valued at over $1 billion with expertise in artificial intelligence.

According to Tech Crunch, SenseTime is a leader in object recognition technology and will combine its AI and deep learning skills with Honda’s AI and autonomous technologies to ensure self-driving cars operate safely in urban areas.

Song Dynasty Bowl Shatters World Record For Chinese Ceramics

Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics

HONG KONG--A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.

The small, blue-green item broke the previous record, also set in a sale in Hong Kong, when a 500-year-old imperial "chicken" cup from the Ming dynasty Chenghua period sold for HK$281.2 million ($36.0 million) in 2014, Sotheby's said.

Acura Tlx-l Revealed Ahead Of Chinese Debut

Acura TLX-L Revealed Ahead Of Chinese Debut

Acura has released the first pictures of the TLX-L ahead of a rumored debut at Chengdu Motor Show later this month.

Previewed by a concept earlier this year, the production model has a familiar design but adopts a slightly less aggressive front bumper and angular fog lights. Of course, the biggest change is the car's extended wheelbase which helps to create a spacious rear passenger compartment.