The Japanese Ministry of Defense has issued a "destruction order" in the event a planned North Korean satellite launch threatens Japanese territory.
What appears to be the SDF helicopter that vanished on April 6 was discovered in Japanese coastal waters on April 13 and recovery efforts are underway.
China is brazenly conducting marine surveys in Japan's EEZ near the Okinawa Trough. Japan must counter China's assertions with better data.
For fear of provoking China, the national government in Tokyo wouldn’t allow onshore surveys despite environmental degredation of the Senkaku Islands.
Four Chinese ships entered the area while the Senkaku Islands survey was in progress, forcing the Japan Coast Guard to surround and protect the research vessel.
Built on a foundation of economic powerplay and military modernization, predictions are for China's territorial assertiveness to continue on land and at sea.
China sent its Coast Guard and navy into waters near the Senkakus days after Japan-China maritime talks. Japan must be clear that it will defend its...
The expert defense panel recommendations seek to give Japan a defense boost with the capability to deter, block, and repel invasion by other countries.
The new large size UAV has an onboard infrared camera to assist the Japan Coast Guard in evaluating maritime accidents and security issues in coastal waters.
“China sees its regulation of Japanese fishing vessels as a key stratagem” for controlling Japanese waters in the region, explains Professor Yoshihiko Yamada.
Beijing’s immense economic stakes in extracting hydrocarbon resources from the East China Sea are directly linked to its self-professed territorial claims.
China’s unilateral intrusions appear targeted at making claims for deposits of rare metals and methane hydrate discovered earlier by Japanese researchers.