SENKAKU

  • Historical ambiguity swirls in the 21st century isles disputes February 1, 2013

    Singapore: The solitary islands in the East China Sea used to be the fancy of poets and fishermen. But today, these rocky outposts, once shrouded in anonymity, are at the heart of a tug of war churning the waters between Asia's two biggest economies. The cluster of islands, which Japan...
  • Japan: Chinese plane spotted over disputed islands December 13, 2012

    Tokyo: A Japanese government spokesman says a Chinese airplane has been spotted in Japanese airspace above southwestern islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing. The Defense Agency said four Japanese F15 jets headed to the area Thursday morning, but no further action was taken. The islands known as Senkaku...
  • Japan activists land, raise flags on disputed isle August 19, 2012

    Senkaku Islands (Japan): Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags on Sunday on an island claimed by both Japan and China, fanning an escalating territorial dispute between the two Asian powers. Some 10 activists made an unauthorized landing on Uotsuri, the largest in a small archipelago known in Japan as the...
  • Diplomatic war: Japan frees Chinese ship captain September 24, 2010

    Tokyo: Japan set free the detained captain of a Chinese fishing vessel, raising hopes of an end to an ugly confrontation with Beijing. The captain had been held on charges of ramming two Japanese coast guard cutters off the disputed Senkaku islands. His crew had been repatriated to China earlier. But Japan...