Senkaku Islands dispute
East China Sea Territorial Dispute Outweighs Symbolic Handshake
November 13 2014 1:45 PM EST
Xi and Abe shook hands at the high-level APEC meeting, but that doesn't mean much for improved relations.
China's Nuclear-Armed Submarines Could Hit The US
October 25 2014 2:27 PM EDT
China's newest nuclear submarines would be equipped with missiles that could hit the U.S.
China Recalls Navy, But Sends Fishing Boats To Disputed Islands
October 24 2014 11:58 AM EDT
Chinese fishing boats in the disputed waters of the East China Sea have doubled since last year, making Japan wary.
China Readying To Fight World War III
September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT
A Chinese scholar thinks WWIII will happen as a result of escalating maritime disputes — such as China is having now.
China Says Japan Fighter Jets Shadowed Its Planes Over Disputed Waters
August 07 2014 3:17 AM EDT
Tension has been high between Asia's two largest economies in recent months.
Japan To Name 5 Disputed Islands After Ex-Leader's Secret Beijing Trip
August 01 2014 5:59 AM EDT
The islands are reportedly within Japan’s established territories and will not change the existing maritime borders.
Anti-China Riots In Vietnam Enrage Chinese Bloggers
May 15 2014 10:57 AM EDT
China's netizens respond to anti-Chinese rioting in Vietnam after a violent standoff in the South China Sea.
Obama: US-Japan Treaty Covers Islands Claimed By China
April 22 2014 7:55 PM EDT
The islands at the center of a China-Japan dispute fall under U.S. defense commitments, the president tells a Tokyo newspaper.
Japan Builds Controversial Radar Station Near Disputed Islands
April 19 2014 4:19 PM EDT
Construction on Japan's new defense project comes a week prior to the Obama-Abe summit in Tokyo.
China, Japan & South Korea: Who Is Claiming What?
December 09 2013 3:14 PM EST
A map of the air defense zone changes happening in the East China Sea.
Chinese Jingoists Predict 'Six Inevitable Wars'
November 26 2013 4:04 PM EST
As U.S. planes defy a self-declared defense zone, a newspaper predicts wars with most of China's neighbors to regain lost territories.
China’s Creation Of Air Defense Identification Zone Raises Concerns
November 25 2013 12:44 PM EST
The Chinese action ratchets up tension in the dispute over sovereignty of the islands known as "Diaoyu" in Chinese and "Senkaku" in Japanese.
Japan-China Tension Simmering Over Gas Reservoirs
July 18 2013 10:57 AM EDT
Tensions are escalating in the East China Sea over Chinese drilling for gas along its disputed maritime border with Japan.
China’s Unlawful Territorial Claims Threaten Regional Security: Japan
July 09 2013 2:13 AM EDT
Japan, which, in January, raised its defense budget for the first time in 11 years criticized its neighbors for inciting regional tensions.
Japan Protests Chinese Communist Party Report Challenging Tokyo's Claim On Okinawa
May 09 2013 7:34 AM EDT
Japan registered a protest to China on Thursday over People’s Daily newspaper questioning Tokyo’s historical claim on Okinawa.
US Sides With Japan On Sino-Japanese Disputed-Island Issue
May 03 2013 5:02 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Hagel made it official: The U.S. is committed to taking Japan's side on the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japanese Lawmakers Shrine Visit Fuel East Asia Tensions
April 23 2013 5:45 AM EDT
Several Japanese lawmakers visited a controversial shrine, amid simmering territorial tensions.
East China Sea: China Says Japan Escalating Island Dispute By Scrambling Jets
April 19 2013 6:08 AM EDT
China accused Japan on Thursday of ratcheting up maritime tensions by scrambling jets to monitor Chinese aircrafts.
Pivot To Asia: Obama, Abe Talk Economies And China
February 23 2013 12:00 AM EST
A summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could lead to a stronger economic partnership.
China Aims Missile Radar At Japanese Vessel
February 05 2013 10:10 AM EST
In the conflict over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, Tokyo claims that a Chinese ship made hostile moves toward a Japanese destroyer.