Latest East China Sea News

Japan, Australia share China concerns, augment defense ties

Jun. 09, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Australia on Wednesday shared concern about China’s increasingly assertive actions in regional seas and expressed strong objections to “coercive or destabilizing” behavior. Foreign and defense ministers from the two countries agreed in the...

Japan, US, France hold military drill eyeing China presence

May. 15, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

KIRISHIMA TRAINING AREA, Japan (AP) — Dozens of Japanese, American and French troops landed amid pouring rain from a CH-47 transport helicopter onto a grassy field at a training area in southern Japan, part of Saturday's joint scenario of defending a remote island from an enemy invasion. ...

Japan, US, France hold 1st joint drills on Japanese land

May. 11, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese ground troops joined American and French counterparts in their first three-way exercise on Japanese land, as they seek to strengthen military ties amid growing Chinese assertiveness in the region. The “ARC21” exercise started Tuesday at the...

China criticizes Japan over Fukushima treated water release

Apr. 28, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China renewed its criticism on Wednesday of Japan's decision to release treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian called the decision to begin releasing the water...

Japan, US showcase alliance, resolve in dealing with China

Apr. 16, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga showcased the alliance between their two countries as well as their shared resolve in dealing with China as they met at the White House on Friday in Biden's first face-to-face talks with a foreign leader as...

Japan's Suga comes to US for China-focused talks with Biden

Apr. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga arrived in Washington on Thursday for talks with U.S. President Joe Biden meant to show the strength of the two nations' security alliance at a time when both are concerned with China’s growing economic and military clout. ...