May 13, 2013
Three Chinese maritime surveillance ships entered Japanese territorial waters on Monday near the Senkaku Islands, a Japanese-controlled islet group claimed by China, the Japan Coast Guard said.
The incident prompted Shinsuke Sugiyama, director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, to telephone Han Zhiqiang, China’s minister to Japan, to lodge a protest, a ministry official said.
The three ships — Haijian 15, 50 and 66 — [...]
Japan has become the latest country to hint at its intention to ignore US-led oil sanctions on Iran, after South Korea’s recent dismissal of Washington’s bid to boycott the Iranian crude
January 7, 2011
“We are not considering banning imports,” Japan Times quoted a Japanese Foreign Ministry official as saying on Friday.
On New Year’s Eve, US President Barack Obama signed into law fresh economic sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank in an apparent bid [...]
Ma’s comments came after Maehara said in parliament on Monday that China’s countermeasures in September following Japan’s illegal detention of a Chinese trawler captain near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea were “hysterical”.
“To improve and develop China-Japan relations is in the fundamental interest of both countries,” Ma added.
“But the seriousness of the remarks made recently by certain officials at the Japanese Foreign Ministry obviously [...]