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Senkaku Islands

The , also known as the Diaoyu Islands (also simply 钓鱼岛) in mainland China or Diaoyutai Islands in Taiwan, or the Pinnacle Islands, are a group of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

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Not much going on with the Senkaku Islands right now, folks.
Not to jinx it, but NorthEast Asia has been eerily calm. How long until Kim Jong-un gets bored and fires a missile at the Senkaku Islands?
Politically viable options to bridge the wide gap on the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute remain elusive
China’s Lie. About the Senkaku Islands. Why the Chinese Government Tells a Lie . About the Senkaku Islands of Japan
Did you know? Suzuki-of-the-sexist-jeers was part of a ultranationalist group landing on Senkaku islands in 2012.
The brinkmanship in the skies over the Senkaku Islands could easily tip yet another region into war.
We leave that China a lone Mr. Vladimir Putin that senkaku islands is not our business...!!!
Chinese foreign policy: Belligerence is internally motivated | China Picking 3 Fights in 9 Months: Japan, Phils, Vietnam. Robert E Kelly Last week, Brad Glosserman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies made the smart observation that China has recently chosen a surprisingly hard course in its foreign policy. It has lately picked a series of fights with its neighbours which threaten to derail the 'peaceful rise' policy which facilitated so much of its earlier growth. Brad finds this bizarre and wonders whether the new Chinese leadership knows what it is doing, or whether this will lead to more clashes and open balancing against China. Hugh White responded on the Interpreter that this behaviour is a part of China's larger plan to slowly push the US out of the Asian region. China has learned from the Soviet Union: instead of confronting the US directly and provoking a big response, the Chinese are looking for small cracks, like the Senkaku Islands or Scarborough Shoal. These pressure points f ...
2006: Shinzō Abe voted into office as Japanese prime minister. Chinese-Japanese relations are the most positive in decades. 2006: Senkaku Islands dispute escalates, tempers once again ignite. Abe's visit to Yasukuni shrine again angers the Chinese people. Game Notice: Please remember to familiarize yourself with the game rules posted!
Dear Sir/Madam,   In your special feature "Infographic: The business of smoking" [1], I deeply regret to see the map of China misrepresents Taiwan as a part of the Chinese territory. I strongly urge Al Jazeera to take down this map without delay. Despite Beijing's repeated claims that Taiwan is "an inseparable part of China since ancient times," Taiwan has never been controlled by the People's Republic of China. Actually, the intriguing fact that this "solid" claim has to be emphasised over and over again already makes its veracity highly questionable. Taiwan has its own diplomatic missions, currency, tax system, and military-which projects China as the archenemy in every military exercise. If it were not because of its fundamental divergence from the international reality, China would not find it imperative to spend so much effort on such a propaganda.   A quick survey of other respectable international media would help to further establish my case. BBC's "Q&A: South China Sea dispute" clearly label ...
Diaou/Senkaku Islands finally belong to China or Japan?What about the huge oil reserves in the South China Sea?. Surely can't be Vietnamese!
If because of this stupid argument at all no end? China should finally realize that the Senkaku Islands are Japanese territory in and belong to Japan. But the men in the government in Beijing are like little children. Everything they see, they want immediately.
US military will not abide by China’s declaration of an ADIZ in East China Sea, Senkaku Islands fall under mutual defence tre…
territorial claims in the South China Sea are destabilizing the region, US defense secretary Chuck Hagel has warned. He told an international security conference that its failure to resolve disputes with other nations threatens East Asia's long-term progress. Hagel said the US "will not look the other way" when nations such as China try to restrict navigation or ignore international rules and standards. The US and China are already embroiled in a war of words over alleged Chinese cyber-spying on the US. America has squarely accused China of spying on US establishments. In response to US accusations, China has called off its participation in a US-China cyber working group, and also accused the US in turn of “unscrupulous cyber espionage”. The US has also warned China against trying to alter boundaries in East Asia, a region where China is locked in territorial disputes with some neighbours, the most prominent being Japan’s Senkaku Islands, to which Beijing also lays claim. While the US has not public ...
A message from Japan Ground SDF Western Army Infantry Regiment Second Company Commander Major "WAIR" Western Army Infantry Regiment which also specialized for special amphibous operations is responsible for the protection and defense of south western islands chain of Japan which includes the Senkaku islands that China's trying to grab from Japan controlled administered islands.
Inside China: No Friends for Beijing By Miles Yu Thursday, May 15, 2014 China is engaged in tense and frequently armed clashes with countries such as Japan, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines as a result ofBeijing’s unyielding territorial claims disputed by its neighbors — claims that had been dormant for decades. In addition, latent and potential clashes could involve other nations that have territorial disputes with China — such as Malaysia, South Korea, Bhutan, Indonesia, and Brunei. Of course, China claims all of Taiwan as its own, and the communist mainland and democratic island governments technically still conduct business as adversaries. Even North Korea has disputes with China over the border region of Baekdu Mountain; and South Korea has challenged Beijing over the Gando [Jiandao] region that covers China’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous District. China has border agreements with Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Myanmar. But nationalistic calls for regaining “lost ...
The Senkaku Islands are indisputably an inherent part of the territory of Japan in light of historical facts .
The Japanese coastguard said the vessels entered the 12-nautical-mile band of territorial waters around one of the Senkaku islands
The US has warned China against sparking tensions in international airspace after Japan accused Beijing of dangerous manoeuvres above the disputed areas in the East China Sea, known as the Diaoyu Islands in Chinese and the Senkaku Islands in Japanese. US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, in a…
Narendra Modi must bring about serious foreign policy change Addressing a rally in Arunachal Pradesh on March 12, Narendra Modi, BJP’s then PM nominee, made it clear to the people of the state that: “No power on earth can *** away Arunachal Pradesh (from India).” He added: “Times have changed. The world does not welcome the mindset of expansion in today’s times. China will also have to leave behind its mindset of expansion.” Interestingly, Beijing did not react strongly to Modi’s address. Unlike Washington, Beijing had welcomed him as CM of Gujarat and is aware of his readiness to strengthen economic and investment ties. What Modi said about Beijing’s “mindset of expansion” was again manifested on May 1, when China moved a giant oil rig to a location less than 200 km from the shores of Vietnam. The movement was accompanied by the deployment of seven naval vessels and some 80 coastguard and other boats. This was within Vietnam’s Continental Shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone, and vi .. ...
Chinese paper: Vietnam, Japan, Philippines bullying China MANILA, Philippines - A Chinese newspaper on Friday accused the Philippines, Vietnam and Japan of bullying China and claimed that solving disputes through peaceful consultations could be “wishful thinking.” An editorial by state-run China Daily said tensions in Asia Pacific have “taken a dangerous turn” as China is being ganged up by “cronies” of an “outside instigator,” whom it did not name. The paper claimed the words and deeds of Tokyo, Manila, and Hanoi have disproved their claims of a shared commitment to peace and the peaceful resolution of the disputes. “A tall tree catches the wind, and China's international profile has risen in such a manner that some countries are worried and even fearful of it,” the editorial read. “And even though the tree craves calm, the wind won't abate. Proceeding from their own instincts, these countries have moved to bully China,” it added. The editorial came amid criticisms against China ...
Japan has the Senkaku Islands? China has the Senkaku Islands?. I think that both have the Senkaku Islands. We must avoid the war.
Top (North) American celebrity Justin Bieber has caused massive controversy by posting a photo of himself honouring Japan’s top war criminals in an “accidental” visit to the Yasukuni Shrine. At the first whiff of controversy Bieber withdrew the photograph and issued an apology in his usual eloquent style: While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan The apology soon drew over 20,000 largely supportive comments, although the finer points of the situation seem possibly even more lost on his fans than on Bieber himself. Yasukuni was established as the shrine for all Japan’s war dead in the era of state Shinto, including various vanquished soldiers later judged war criminals, but when the post-war government divested itself of all religious control the shrine passed into the private control of those who for whatever r ...
If China wants the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands back, what about Outer Manchuria, taken by the Russians?
East China Sea dispute - Obama had erred About the defense of the disputed island between China and Japan, here is what President Obama, as the present world leader, declared, while with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the joint press conference in Tokyo four days ago: “Our commitment to Japan’s security is absolute and article five [of the security treaty] covers all territories under Japan’s administration, including the Senkaku islands." Apparently or deliberately, he has totally ignored what is said in the Cairo Declaration which was signed by President Roosevelt on November 27, 1943 about them: "Japan shall be stripped of all islands she has seized or occupied in the Pacific since the beginning of World War I in 1914." Moreover, shortly before the end of World II, the Potsdam Declaration signed by President Truman on July 26. 1945 recognizes that "Japanese sovereignty shall be limited to the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku and such minor islands as we determine," Now under t ...
Why do they refer to this "Historical Analysis on the Senkaku Islands?".
China, Russia military ties deepen with naval drill in East China Sea Posted on May 3, 2014 by Utopia: the Collapse May 2014 – MOSCOW – On Wednesday, China announced that it plans to hold joint naval drills with Russia in the East China Sea later this month. “These drills are regular exercises held by China and Russia’s navies, and the purpose is to deepen practical cooperation between the two militaries, to raise the ability to jointly deal with maritime security threats,” China’s Defense Ministry said in a statement published on its website. Voice of America reports that the joint naval drills will be held in late May off the coast of Shanghai. This is significantly north of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands that have been the source of ongoing tensions between Japan and China in recent years. Russia also has an ongoing territorial dispute with Japan over the Kuril Islands located even further north off the far eastern coast of Russia. Few details have been released about the scope of the naval dri ...
An article sent by friends about this Administration feckless and dangerous foreign policy and it's impact on all of us. We must reassert American leadership or the whole world will lose. Life under the Obama Doctrine Friday, May 2nd, 2014 For most commentators, President Barack Obama’s biggest achievement in his four-nation tour of Asia was the enhanced defense treaty he signed with Philippine President Benigno Aquino. The pact permits US forces to operate on Philippine military bases and sets the conditions for joint training of US and Philippine forces, among other things. There are two problems with the treaty, however. And they reflect the basic problem with US foreign policy generally, five-and-a-half years into the Obama presidency. First, there is the reason that the treaty became necessary. The Philippines has been under attack by China since 2012 when China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the Philippines. Despite its mutual defense treaty with Manila, Washington did nothing. This non-respon ...
When POTUS Barack Obama in his recent trip to the Far East pledged to go to war with China so that Japan could keep the disputed Senkaku Islands, I decided to see what those islands looked you. You...
So why does China care so much about the Senkaku Islands? Is it just about fishing rights?
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May 1, 2014 , the U.S. national broadcaster Voice of America ( Chinese electronic version ) , "U.S. lawmakers delegation to support the defense policy of Japan " in territorial dispute Senkaku Islands (China name, Diaoyu Islands ) I published an article entitled . The following summary . Visit to Japan in April , U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the US-Japan Security Treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands . The Chinese government expressed its displeasure against this . The United States is whether or not to support practical action in defense of the Senkaku in Japan , the movement of the U.S. Congress is the key . April 30 , claims "The president is clear , you are caught it's accurate . Nunzu members of Japan issue lawmakers team co- Hu everyone of our sudden in the Research Forum of the International Institute for Strategic Studies sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives told you do not know you do not want to crash Na . why China is whether it causes a hassle for the fun of it . added, " ...
Three Chinese Coast Guard ships entered Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture...
The Chinese who is working together now is encountering a Japanese terrorist organization's damage. Telepathy equipment is used for a crime without permission from the Japanese government and an army. This criminal group religion-izes and has become a heretical religion. Use the Senkaku Islands as food, Japan and China are made to war, and the plan is made as like.
Wikistrat Researcher Pushan Das for Is a PRC invasion of Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands still in the cards?
In 2008, the campaign of then aspirant to the United States presidency Barack Obama used the platform ‘Change We Need’.  He spoke passionately about why Americans can no longer afford what he described as “four more years of spending increases, poorly designed tax cuts, or the complete lack of regulatory oversight”. That America needed a new direction was his main argument for aspiring for the highest position of their government. Fast-forward to 2014, just mere hours before President Obama’s state visit to the Philippines as part of a four-nation Asian tour, representatives of his government and the Philippines scrambled to ink the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Signed on April 28 the EDCA was touted to improve security relations between the two countries, and enlarge the understandings on the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty. Various officials of the Philippine Government have argued in favor of the EDCA. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin described it as “a framework for furtherin ...
Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute TOKYO: President Barack Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully. But he is affirming that US treaty obligations to Japan cover all areas under Japan's administration. He's referring to the disputed Senkaku islands. China also claims the remote islands. The dispute has badly strained relations between the two Asian powers. Obama says the islands have historically been administered by Japan and the US does not believe that they should be subject to change unilaterally. Obama said at a press conference with Japan's prime minister that he wants the maritime issue to be worked out "through dialogue.'' He urged them to "keep the rhetoric low.''
APRIL 28, 2014 Counter Punch Magazine Why is Putin in Washington’s Crosshairs? by MIKE WHITNEY “Washington wants to weaken Moscow economically by slashing its gas revenues and, thus, eroding its ability to defend itself or its interests. The US does not want an economically-integrated Europe and Asia. The de facto EU-Russian alliance is a direct threat to US global hegemony.” US provocations in Ukraine cannot be understood apart from Washington’s “Pivot to Asia”, which is the broader strategic plan to shift attention from the Middle East to Asia. The so called “re-balancing” is actually a blueprint for controlling China’s growth in a way that is compatible with US hegemonic ambitions. There are different schools of thought about how this can be achieved, but loosely speaking they fall into two categories, “dragon slayers” and “panda huggers”. Dragon slayers favor a strategy of containment while panda huggers favor engagement. As yet, the final shape of the policy has not been dec ...
Uotsuri-shima, the largest of the Senkaku Islands at 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi), in an aerial photograph taken in 1978 by the MLIT, the omnibus ministry which operates the Japan ...read more
So Russia and China are running joint naval drills as NATO declares Russia a confirmed enemy.. and Obama vowels to protect Japan against China in their dispute between the Senkaku islands.. Keep in mind China is Russia's biggest ally. What the future holds is unexpected, but it's time to prepare.
The "Joint Sea-2014" drills in the East China Sea comes days after the US and Japan released a joint statement claiming Japanese control over the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.
Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment. President Obama, at the start of a four-stop trip to Asia, sought to reassure Japan that the U.S. is on its side in a dispute with China over the tiny Senkaku islands chain, which has led to bluster and naval jockeying between the two countries in recent years.
A double dose of April history today, folks. US President Obama is now in Japan where he has reiterated the US's commitment to aid Japan should China take the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands by force. The commitment he is referring to is the US-Japan Security Treaty which took effect on 28th April 1952. By this treaty, the US would protect Japan from aggression, in exchange for a demilitarised Japan, which pleased Japan's neighbors, in particular China, who remember Japan's aggression during the Second World War. The islands in the centre of the dispute today were ceded by China to Japan on 17th April 1895 with the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which ended the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895). The Chinese point of view is that they want to right the wrongs of the unequal treaties they were forced to sign when they were weak. I believe the Japanese view is, a deal's a deal. And so tensions continue. The next time someone tells you history is irrelevant, show this this post! :)
Good day from AJW, On the agenda for the summit meeting today between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. President Barack Obama are the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade arrangement and the Senkaku Islands issue. Members of families whose children were abducted by North Korea are also scheduled to meet Obama. * Abe, Obama hold summit in Tokyo * Families of abductees to meet Obama * Residents would need more than 30 hours to evacuate if Hamaoka nuclear plant were to melt down * Google Street Views compares past images with today's world * Health ministry develops iPad app that helps detect mild cognitive problems * Scenic hiking routes in Mie Prefecture's Osugidani ravine restored after typhoon damage We will post these and more stories later today on AJW.asahi.com. Stay up to date with AJW in your news feed by clicking "like" on this page. Thanks for reading AJW.
To show how strong the alliance between the U.S. and Japan is, a commander of the Marines in Japan recently said that U.S. forces in the Pacific could easily recapture the Senkaku Islands should China invade them. While Japan has been administering the islets located in the East China Sea for some time now, China has been claiming sovereignty over the territory it refers to as Diaoyu. Speaking to defense reporters last Friday, Commander of the III Marine Expeditionary Forces in Japan Lt. Gen. John Wissler assured that should the need arise, capturing the Senkakus would be quick, seeing as it’s a “very, very small collection of small islands.” He added, “You wouldn’t maybe even necessarily have to put somebody on that island until you had eliminated the threat, so to speak.” Wissler also stressed during the interview that Navy-Marine Corps team deployed in the area is fully capable to respond should it happen. Until recently, China has increased its maritime activities in the area by sending sh ...
BAJO MASINLOC LANG? PAANO ANG AYUNGIN? PALIBHASA WALANG NATURAL GAS/ OIL SA BAJO MASINLOC/PANATAG SHOAL KAYA YUN LANG ANG INO-OFFER, WAIS PA DIN TALAGA... RP IGNORES CHINA'S REQUEST by Ellen t Tordesillas... Despite Chinese requests to delay it, the Philippines is filing on March 30 its memorandum challenging before the United Nations China’s territorial claims over the South China Sea. The memorandum, called a Memorial in international law, will be filed with the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at The Hague in the Netherlands, contesting China’s 9-dash line territorial rule. Under the 9-dash line rule, China claims almost the whole of the South China Sea as part of its territory, but the Philippines and three other SouthEast Asian nations are staking various claims to parts of the area. Sources said the Chinese government had asked President Aquino through back channels to wait a little longer before filing the Memorial. A delay in the filing would be ...
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The dispute is over the Senkaku islands which is over a group of islands in the East China Sea
"[increases risk that Obama's red lines in places like Senkaku Islands won’t be taken seriously either."
①This problem is also a territorial dispute of the Senkaku Islands. Japan is close to war with China.
China side is Russia. Japan and China is the worst-case. In the Senkaku Islands problem with China.
For China, Senkaku islands are worth provoking a global military conflict over to demonstrate who was boss
This Chinese government's Official Letter shows that Senkaku Islands belong to Japan!
: . The Senkaku Islands - Seeking Maritime Peace based on the Rule of Law, n...:
“ China and Korea is full of deception! “ -Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General of United Nations, their South Korean's from  With Korea's shoulder without a good reason! It is in violation of UN Charter becomes clear,  Such stupid Koreans no longer responsible job qualifications not even!  United Nations should have fired him immediately! -China violate the sovereignty of Japan! Senkaku Islands are historically and also that Japan's inherent territory even in international law! It's trying to deny the objective fact of! The repeated violation by China into Japan's territorial waters and airspace, in national crime becomes vicious! As well as to conflict with Japan have already performed Air Defense Identification Zone in the Air Defense Identification Zone, China has set new In Japan over the Senkaku Islands, including territorial waters and airspace violate! Take Chinese airspace identified area of any Without a legal basis, in clear violation of international law due to invalid, and China must withd ...
. Most international crisis appear to be uncharted unless it involves Israel & Iran or the Spratly or Senkaku Islands!
Only Americans Fear Obama By William L. Gensert.QUOTE: Once Barack Obama warned Putin to stand down in the Crimea, its occupation by Russian troops was assured. As Syria showed the world recently, and the Ukraine shows today, Barack Obama needs to learn how to shut his mouth. Yet, who knew when he said, “there will be costs,” we would be the ones to pay? To paraphrase Lincoln, it is better to shut up and be thought weak than to open your mouth and prove it. Someone should tell Barry. Every time his mouth writes a check his butt won’t cash, he weakens America and makes the world a much more dangerous place for everyone. Does anyone really think that if the Chinese attack Japan over the Senkaku Islands, Obama, even though treaty-bound, will come to their aid? If the Iranians declare they have a nuclear weapon, will Obama do one *** thing? Putin does not respect Obama -- he views him as weak and incompetent, ill suited for the world stage and the big game. He took the measure of Obama in 2009, ...
The Chinese believe that they can achieve their objective of acquiring islands throughout the South and East China Seas without a fight. It worked against the Philippines. If they try the same strategy against Japan over the Senkaku Islands, they just may get a bloody surprise. On January 21, 2014, a 5,000 ton patrol boat began regular patrols from a newly established base on Woody Island. Included in its patrol area is Scarborough Shoal that was abandoned by the Philippine Navy on June 15 2012 to a superior Chinese naval force after a brief encounter.. KASI DUWAG SI PRES. PENOY Unlike the Paracels, the Chinese seizure of the shoal was accomplished through simple intimidation without a shot fired. The success of the strategy has prompted Beijing to look at the event as a model for future actions that have been labeled as "extended coercion."
Reading up on Senkaku Islands dispute after reading this economist article comparing situation to build up to WWI.
Expert: China Preparing to Target U.S. Aircraft Carriers “Mutually Assured Destruction” guiding hypersonic missile policy in Washington & Beijing Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com January 20, 2014 China’s new hypersonic missile vehicle is primarily designed to target U.S. aircraft carriers, military expert Chen Hu told the state-run China Central Television (CCTV) in yet another admission of Beijing’s increasingly hostile geopolitical posturing. The WU-14, a hypersonic glide vehicle which can penetrate missile defense systems by traveling at up to ten times the speed of sound, underwent its first test flight earlier this month. Despite assurances by China’s Defense Ministry that the new vehicle was not aimed at any particular country, Chinese military expert Chen Hu told state media that the system, “can surely be used against US carriers in any region around the globe” and that it was “designed to strike large military targets including US aircraft carriers.” Noting that the development o ...
The truth of that proposition is currently on display from Syria to the Senkaku Islands to the Central African Republic."-Gideon Rachman
Chinese balloonist attempts landing on disputed Senkaku islands
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The Rubio family: experts on illegal intrusion. MT Met Coast Guard re: Illegal Chinese intrusion on Islands.
Marco Rubio in Japan MT Briefing on China's increased intrusion into waters surrounding Senkaku Islands http…
Met with Admiral Yuki the Commandant of Coast Guard regarding Illegal Chinese intrusion on Islands.
Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui repeated Thursday that the Senkaku Islands belong to Japan. The islets are 'Japanese territory based on international law,' Lee, 91, said in a speech to ...
The Strategic Implications of Japan's Resurgence BY Dan Twining JANUARY 16, 2014 - 04:49 PM Share + 64 Shares Japan East Asia For the past year, the Western news cycle around Japan has focused on two themes: (1) "Abenomics," or the attempt to revive Japanese economic growth through monetary stimulus, currency depreciation, and structural reform, and (2) China's growing contestation of Japan's control over the Senkaku Islands, including at sea and more recently through Beijing's unilateral declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone. In the economic domain, if one looks at all of Asia, more attention remains focused on China's economic reform program and expectations of continued high growth in the 7 to 8 percent range, alongside skepticism that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can return a mature Japanese economy to sustained growth. On security, there is an expectation that a "declining" Japan's claim to the Senkakus will be increasingly difficult to defend against pressure from a rising China -- ...
1971 CIA Analysis Supports Japan's Claim to Senkaku Islands A recently declassified U.S. intelligence report from May 1971 provides rich, startling details about the complicated international dispute over the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands. After conducting sophisticated examinations of the historical, legal, geopolitical and cartographic evidence, the CIA report reaches a conclusion that leans strongly in favor of the Japanese claim of sovereignty.
China Mobilizes 100,000 Troops In Preparation For Korean Peninsula Crisis WARS N RUMORS OF WARS: In what PLA sources are describing as an unusually high figure, China has mobilized 100,000 troops to take part in a border exercise as part of preparations for a Korean Peninsula crisis. “The drill is a normal military exercise to train soldiers to fight in winter and long-range conditions, according to national state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). However, a source from the People’s Liberation Army said that it is very rare to see 100,000 military personnel mobilized for a regular exercise. The 39th Army Group has only just completed its “Iron Flow 134″ exercise in the region late last year, the source added,” reports the Want China Times. The exercises have been launched in response to the execution of Jang Sung-taek, former vice chairman of North Korean National Defense Commission, which caused consternation in Beijing because Jang was seen as a trusted mediator between North Korea ...
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BEIJING--China sent 50 patrol missions into Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea in 2013, the state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted officials as saying on Jan. 16.
Modern Age in the Last Days Kindly Pray for the Prayer Point at the end . Today's Scripture . “You then ... be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” - (2 Timothy 2:1). . Thoughts for Today . A few years ago, a newly elected politician proclaimed, “We are the children of the modern age!” . If this is true, a good question for us to ask is, “What has the modern age given us?” The answers that come to mind are disheartening: crack cocaine, satanic cults, instructions on safe sex, misdirected individuals who would rather save a spotted owl than an innocent baby inside a mother’s womb. . The modern age has given us a liberal media that paints Bible-believing Christians as right-wing zealots and fanatics. It has given us the institutional church, which has become so entwined with the radical left that it is difficult to distinguish between the church and the modern age! . Difficulties like these should not surprise us. Paul told Timothy that in the last days: . People will be lovers of them ...
Q : Analyse how in recent times the nations like and dominate the weaker countries . Ans : There is a long history of major powers using international law against other states but not complying with it themselves , and even reinterpreting or making new multilateral rules to further their geopolitical and economic interests . The same approach is followed by China and USA in international relations to rein in the weaker states. The 1980s Nicaraguan case in ICJ against USA for supporting the contras in their insurrection against the Nicaraguan government and for mining the Nicaragua’s harbours clearly reveals how USA , by using its might in premier institutions had been successful in escaping the procedures and ignored the very rule of law..Even after held guilty by the ICJ , USA blocked the judgement enforcement by the UNSC , preventing Nicaragua from obtaining any compensation. Its international invasions in various forms like that in Iraq and Afghanistan under the watchword “ you r either with us or ...
The CIA’s 1971 Secret Report On The Senkaku Islands Dispute Tensions have started flaring up again in regards to the Senkaku Islands, though to be honest that’s been going on for a while now. I brought the islands up in my “Where is Japan?” post, quite a while back and...
Ten world's most outstanding politicians of 2012 The outgoing year will remain in people's memory for quite a number of major world events. Elections were held, new leaders were elected in many countries. Syria was the most talked-about country in 2012, so Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can be named the politician of the year. Of course, many other significant events took place in different parts of the world. Pravda.Ru offers its own version of world's ten most outstanding politicians of the year. Bashar al-Assad When Time magazine was choosing its Person of the Year, the editors of the respectable publication clearly underestimated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Despite all efforts of the U.S., EU, Turkey and Arab states of the Persian Gulf, Assad has kept his post. He has turned into nearly the biggest thorn in the eye of Western countries. It seemed that the West sentenced him to resign, but Assad stayed. Rumor has it that Assad is about to receive political shelter in Russia, but he is not going ...
The education ministry is reviewing its practice manual for school curriculum guidelines to underscore the government's position that the Senkaku Islands and the Takeshima islets are indisputable parts of Japan's territory, sources said.
The U.S. is developing programs in multiple areas, including aviation, space, the navy, communications, intelligence and electronic combat, to try to close access routes to China through the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. During the next decade, the Pentagon has a budget of $524.5 billion to create two air-sea combat blockades aimed at controlling China. In the strategic context of air-sea warfare, the aviation program will be the most expensive and will include long-range combat aircraft. The second most expensive will be the naval program, and it is hoped that both will be up and running by 2018. According to the Washington Post, “Washington is concerned about Beijing’s growing power, which is why it is aiming to apply certain containment policies.”* The paper also reported that the U.S. has signed an agreement with Singapore that will allow it to set up a new military base there, home to the newest state-of-the-art American warships. The project, which will be completed by 2023, will inclu ...
Japan's education ministry plans to stipulate in teaching manuals that the disputed Senkaku Islands are "our inherent territories".
EUR/JPY Weekly Fundamental Analysis January 13 – 17, 2014 Forecast The EUR/JPY remained in a tight range at 142.21. The pair moved between 141.50 and a 143.18 as the euro gained a bit of momentum after the ECB held rates and policy. In contrast to the Fed, the European Central Bank has kept holding out the prospect of yet more stimulus. On Thursday, ECB President Mario Draghi underlined his determination to act should deflation become a real risk or rising money rates threaten a fragile recovery. Eighteen months since the European Central Bank (ECB) president declared he would do “whatever it takes” to protect the euro, fresh signs are emerging that his ad-libbed lines in a July 2012 London speech still serve as a potent force. The confidence Draghi engendered helped dissipate a crisis that brought the very existence of the euro into question. Among the reasons to turn upbeat: Ireland this week sold bonds for the first time after graduating from a three-year bailout programme. Portugal and perhaps e ...
Erase that war with China 'in 2014' By Peter Lee : At the end of 2011, in an article on this site titled "Maybe that war with China isn't so far off after all", I drew that gloomy conclusion because the United States, thanks to the justifications, excuses, and pretexts surrounding its desire to "pivot to Asia", had created the doctrinal and public relations justification and institutional incentives for military hostilities with the PRC. [1] The slowly developing pivot has certainly created problems for the People's Republic in 2013, energizing its antagonists, marginalizing its supporters, and turning China's search for advantage in its East Asian environment into a grinding, costly slog, marked by incessant friction between Japan and China, the escalating defiance of the Philippines, and the alarming emergence of India as Japan's explicit security partner. Despite talk of a "new model" of US-China relations, the new regime of Xi Jinping has not hit many of the conciliatory marks that the United States p ...
The Philippine National Front's Latest Message: End CPP-NPA-NDF-MAKABAYAN-BAYAN's corrupt, puppet and brutal rule of the Fatherland! Ever since BAYAN and MAKABAYAN Coalitions was exposed as the Pork Barrel users and their criminal negligence of the people’s welfare bared in the face of successive disasters last year, the Filipino people’s demand for an end to their corrupt, puppet and brutal reign has gained strength and breadth. The Filipino people are thoroughly fed up with years of The Group of Traitor’s lies about their so-called clean governance and delivery of public services to the people. Gross corruption is as brazen as ever, especially in the form of favors given by the MAKABAYAN and BAYAN Coalition to Chinese Imperialism. Despite Denials that they are linked to the CPP-NPA-NDF, it has also come to light how they been using hundreds of billions of pesos of PDAF funds to fund their agenda,To Arm the New People's Army with Sophisticated Equipment even Funding the Communist Candidate Teddy Ca ...
Japan - UN missions in Africa are helping to "normalize" the country - some interesting arguments in this NBR article UN Operations in Africa Provide a Mechanism for Japan’s Military Normalization Agenda By Jeremy Taylor and Michael Edward Walsh January 7, 2014 The recent deterioration of the security situation in South Sudan and the UN Security Council’s decision to double the number of peacekeepers in the country to 12,500 troops have placed Japan’s contribution to the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) in sharp focus. [1] The increase in violence, ongoing threats to civilians, and the death of two Indian peacekeepers clearly challenge Japanese peacekeepers’ limited and complicated rules of engagement. [2] But the crisis also provides Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with a unique opportunity to further erode the country’s pacifist constitution, as evidenced by his recent decision to resupply South Korean peacekeepers with ammunition. [3] Abe is certainly not the first *** ...
In today's NTD China News, the US and Japan are in talks over operational plans in case of a Chinese attack on the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. South Kor...
08012014 Japan scrambles jets as Chinese plane flies near disputed waters Jan 08, 2014 Ida Torres National No Comments A Chinese government plane flew near the disputed Senkaku Islands (called Diaoyu by China) on Tuesday, forcing Japan to scramble fighter jets to lead them away from the area. This is the first such incident since China established its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in November, which overlaps with some areas of Japan’s own zone. The Ministry of Defense said that a Chinese Y-12 propeller plane flew into Japan’s zone, 160 kilometers from the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands that is also being claimed by China. The plane voluntarily left to go back to China, without entering disputed airspace, but this was probably due to the presence of Japan’s military planes. While this was the first air incident in more than a month, last December 30, 3 Chinese vessels were spotted entering the waters near the islands, which was officially protested by Japan through the Chinese embassy in . ...
quarrel between CHN and JPN over the Senkaku Islands is a diversion;real action in the South China Sea,said to hold large petroleum reserves
This is beginning to look a lot like 1914 or 1939, world ought to take note via
China/Japan BOTH risking war due to unforeseen and unpredictable risks taken on BOTH sides,this could be very bad
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The dispute over the Senkaku islands today is really a relic of WW2, with a strange intersection of US imperialism...
In 1972, the US reverted control of the Ryūkyūs along with the ceding of control over the nearby Senkaku Islands...
China, Japan envoys resort to ‘Harry Potter’ villain barbs amid high tensions: Tokyo’s envoy to London, Keiichi Hayashi, took to the UK’s Daily Telegraph Monday to liken Beijing to boy wizard Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis from author JK Rowling’s wildly-popular book and film franchise. "East Asia is now at a crossroads. There are two paths open to China," Hayashi wrote. "One is to seek dialogue, and abide by the rule of law. The other is to play the role of Voldemort in the region by letting loose the evil of an arms race and escalation of tensions, although Japan will not escalate the situation from its side," he said. Hayashi went on to mention a core source of animosity between the neighbors, Japan’s devastating violence aimed at China and other areas in Asia during World War II. "The answer seems obvious. Although China has so far refused to enable dialogue between our leaders, I sincerely hope that it will come forward, rather than keep invoking the ghost of 'militarism' of seven decades ...
This is a very long read but quite fascinating. worth reading US dollar to dominate as spectre of 1914 returns Military tension between China, Japan and the US is rising. We enter the year of the all-conquering US dollar. As the global security system unravels - with echoes of 1914 - the premium on the world’s safe-haven currency must rise. The effect is doubly powerful since the US economy is simultaneously coming back to life. America has shaken off the most drastic fiscal tightening since the Korean War, thanks to quantitative easing. Growth is near “escape velocity” - at least for now - at a time when half of Europe is still trapped in semi-slump and China is trying to cool the world’s most dangerous credit boom. As the Fed turns off the spigot of dollar liquidity, it will starve the world’s dysfunctional economy of $US1 trillion a year of stimulus. This will occur through the quantity of money effect, hitting in a series of hammer blows, regardless of whether interest rates remain at zero. ...
The Nobel'ers did a fantastic job throwing the peace thingy at BO to keep trouble from the Senkaku islands.
Predictions for 2014: The Year of the Grind - View the email in your browser (.Predictions For 2014--The Sinocism China Newsletter 01.05.14 (am taking the plunge with some predictions for 2014. My 2013 predictions, made December 2012 in The New York Times (is the Year of the Horse but it will also likely become known as the Year of the Grind as Beijing works through its many political, economic, environmental and social challenges;2. Xi Jinping will continue to consolidate power. The apparent ongoing purge of Zhou Yongkang and his allies will result in Xi having more control over both the security services and the military than any leader in decades;3. Xi's appointment to head the leading group for comprehensively deepening reform is positive for reform prospects. Some had expected Premier Li Keqiang to lead the group and now see this move as a diminution of Li, but given that the scope of the group is much broader than just the economy it makes more sense for the General Secretary to lead it. Only Xi may ...
Caught red handed poaching whales in the whale sanctuary. Following Japanese logic, I say Japan should let China conduct some scientific fishing research in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.
Neither China nor Japan is backing down in the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands dispute. Could there be an armed conflict? Could it turn into full-out war? What is at ...
Just about two weeks ago, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe decided to make an official visit the Yasukuni Shrine, a place where people pay homage to those died in the war and therefore including the WWII war criminals. This has been the first one by an encumbent Japanese PM since 2006. Expectedly, Abe's visit provoked immediate rebuke from neighboring countries as China and Korea harshly criticizes Abe's visit to the Yasukuni. But besides all the harsh diplomatic talks, what are the real costs for Abe at this moment? But why visit it in the first place anyway, especially when you know it will not be received kindly by your neighbors? Firstly, it seems from the Japanese PM's statement, he really believes that what he does is morally justified as he is not intending to use the visit to the Yasukuni to pay respect to the war criminals, they just happen to be one of those war-dead and he sincerely does not want to hurt the feelings of the Chinese and Korean people. From the tone of the statement, that sounds fair enoug ...
Email Print 14 December 2013| last updated at 07:57PM Japan, ASEAN seek 'freedom of overflight' amid China tensions 0 comments TOKYO: Japan and SouthEast Asian countries agreed Saturday on the importance of freedom in the skies, in the first major gathering of the continent’s leaders since China ramped up regional tensions with a controversial air defence zone. The cautious show of support for Tokyo in its bitter row with Beijing came as Japan pledged $20 billion in aid and grants for the region. At a summit in Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leaders of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN) “agreed to enhance co-operation in ensuring freedom of overflight and civil aviation safety”. “We underscored the importance of maintaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region and promoting maritime security and safety, freedom of navigation... and resolution of disputes by peaceful means.” The statement will be seen as a mild regional rebuke for China, which has ...
Zubr class amphibious hovercraft will allow Chinese Navy (PLAN) to quickly access Senkaku Islands
Looks like we dodged a bullet... China recently laid claim to the Senkaku islands (not for the islands themselves but for the fishing waters around them) and demanded that any passenger aircraft now identify itself to China before flying in the zone. Japanese airliners (like ANA, the one we flew) refused to go along with this, as it would be seen as giving up the Japanese claim. There was a slim chance we'd be mistaken for an incursioning military plane, but all went well. Excitement :-)
China balloonist misses mark in island spat - Japan’s coast guard pulled Chinese balloonist out of the sea near the disputed Senkaku Islands on New Year’s day after he failed to land
If one reads history, the problem about Senkaku islands or Diao Yu islands, was caused by USA. Taiwan is also not recognized by Japan as a sovereign state, the fist country to actually set foot was Ancient China. Japan annexed it to USA after WW2.
China's Risky Flirtation With Military Adventurism Soviet officers knew that to act provocatively meant career suicide. Beijing is sending a different signal. By Edward Luttwak Jan. 1, 2014 5:14 p.m. ET On Dec. 5, a Chinese naval vessel deliberately attempted to block a U.S. Navy cruiser in international waters. In a startling revelation, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed to the press that at one point only 100 yards separated the two vessels. That raises an important question: Why did the Chinese commanders think it a good idea to provoke a near-collision with a U.S. warship? A growing record of encounters suggests that Chinese naval officers have career incentives to act provocatively, even at the risk of deadly incidents. So do their counterparts in the army. Forces under the Lanzhou Military Region, in China's west, thought it smart to seize Indian-controlled terrain in Ladakh this April. They retreated only when the Indians threatened to cancel a state visit. Similarly, the China Coast ...
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A Chinese man was rescued by the Japan Coast Guard on Wednesday in Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands after he attempted to land on one of the China-claimed islets using a hot-air balloon, the coast guard said Thursday.
Chinese balloonist attempts landing on disputed Senkaku islands is taking away by Japan’s Coast Guard.
Editor’s note: Internationally celebrated novelist Haruki Murakami contributed a point of view on the bitter dispute over the Senkaku Islands to The Asahi Shimbun in September 2012. In it, the best-selling author expresses concern that fallout from the territorial row between Japan and China is spil...
As if tensions between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands weren't high enough, China has decided to establish an air defense identification ...
happy new year! together let's restabilise the Swiss Franc, withdraw the US troops from Kazakhstan, ease Thailand's one child policy, and return the Senkaku Islands to the Eskimos.
China and South Korea have been blaming Prime Minister Abe for trying to arm the country, though Japan is not nuclear armed at all; they said Japan could ask India for nuke supports. I've just read that India announced backing Japan with missiles by focusing their targets at China, when the Senkaku Islands became the issue between China and Japan.
New Bomber Can Nuke US Military Bases, Brags Chinese State Media - Paul Joseph Watson - Beijing's bellicose rhetoric intensifies Chinese state media is once again bragging about Beijing's military prowess, touting the fact that China's new H-6K strategic bomber can attack U.S. military bases in South Korea as well as the Japanese mainland using long range nuclear cruise missiles. The report features on the prominent pro-Communist Party news website Want China Times. "With a range of between 1,500 and 2,000 kilometers, the CJ-10 meets the requirements of the PLA Air Force to possess the capability to launch strategic missile attacks against US military facilities and those of its allies in the Western Pacific," states the report. The article also lauds the fact that the H-6K can target the Japanese mainland without even leaving Chinese airspace, in addition to Russian cities in the far east, all major cities in India, as well as Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, "in a potential war against Southeast A ...
How the Senkaku Islands are a microcasm of the tensions between the and
A(^O^)Z.But Japan made worked America often SENKAKU islands,Japan big earthquake etc.first I seem America do these,but Japan lie
China wants the resources of the Senkaku Islands. China is country of thief. Let's meet in the Hague.
China should STOP the violation of territorial waters to the Senkaku Islands. The Senkaku Islands is territory in Japan.
NightWatch For the night of 18 December 2013 China-US: Comment: By now every Reader knows that on 5 December the USS Cowpens, a guided missile cruiser, had a confrontation with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship. The Cowpens was observing the new Chinese aircraft carrier, Liaoning, on its maiden voyage during a naval drill, according to the Chinese.. Both ships and their escorts were operating in international waters, as the US defines them. The USS Cowpens got close to the Chinese task group and was ordered to move away. A Chinese ship manuevered to ram the US cruiser, but the US cruiser moved off. Analytical commentary has tended to see the confrontation as an example of new Chinese aggressiveness in protecting their territorial and airspace claims along the coast. The NightWatch perspective is that China's response to the USS Cowpens' surveillance is consistent with past Chinese behavior to prevent surveillance of high value assets. It is not new nor excessive. The incident provides no basis ...
.upset that is reacting 2 PRC provocation over Senkaku Islands by increasing military budget.What did China expect?
I am loving this back and forth over the Senkaku islands. The accusations, the thinly veiled threats. World-class political thriller here.
and could go to war over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, even if it meant economic ruin RT
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BREAKING: China imposes airspace restrictions over Japan-controlled Senkaku islands ( We are gaining more Info... )
2 "force the nation to concentrate on other things, like the Senkaku Islands and other disputes over tiny uninhabited rocks, national pride.
Apr 10th 2013 - Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands.
The risks of posturing in East Asia The deepening confrontational postures among countries in East Asia presents a significant risk not just to the short-term stability of the region, where miscalculations can lead to violent conflict, but also to the medium to long-term cooperative efforts that are needed to ensure that the evolution of regional order is locked into a peaceful and stable trajectory. The regional policies of China and the United States (including US-Japan alliance coordination) will have long-term ramifications for the way in which competition is managed and cooperation is deepened around shared interests. For the past two decades, the strategy espoused by Deng Xiaoping — for China to keep a low profile (tao guang yang hui) in international affairs — has been a key principle in Chinese foreign policy. However, around 2010, just before it overtook Japan as the world’s second largest economy in nominal terms, China appeared to disregard Deng’s dictate in favour of a more confident, ...
SENKAKU ISLANDS are Japan's territory ‼︎ 10 people landed on the Uotsuri-jima of Japanese Senkaku islands Tokyo lawmakers memorial service participation
Spread the fact ! Stop Swelling China ! Copy this video freely to spread the fact ! "From 1885 on, surveys of the Senkaku Islands had been thoroughly made by...
The Senkaku Islands dispute concerns a territorial dispute over a group of uninhabited islands known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan, the Diaoyu in...
new security strategy to counter assertive China Kyodo - Dec 17, 2013 Japan on Tuesday adopted a new national security strategy, pledging to beef up defenses against an increasingly assertive China to protect its territory, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to boost Tokyo’s standing as a contributor to global peace and security. In the national security policy approved by the Cabinet, the government states Japan will seek more “proactive” security roles for the Self-Defense Forces abroad, and will set new guidelines on arms exports, signaling a major shift from the country’s previous restrictive policy. With China’s influence growing in the region relative to that of the United States, the strategy puts importance on a strong Japan-U.S. security alliance as a counterbalance to stem security threats to Japan. It also calls for steps to tackle threats in cyberspace and outer space. The strategy, compiled at the order of Abe, will serve as the basis for the new national security council to make dec ...
Just because we do it, doesn't mean China or Russia couldn't try it on us. The Senkaku Islands will be an interesting place in 2014
If China & Japan go to war ( They DO hate each other ! ) - - - Will we really ally w/ Japan; knowing what will happen to our economy . . . This assuming; we don't get into a Nuclear exchange w/ China. What if this leads to N. Korea invading S. korea - w/ China's help . . or - China invading Taiwan ( Who also is disputing the Senkaku Islands. ), as; The PRC thinks Taiwan belongs to them, as well ?! China can obliterate our cities, as easily as we can theirs !
Okinawa Prefecture (沖縄県 Okinawa-ken, in Okinawan language: Uchinaa-ken) is the southernmost prefecture in all of Japan. It consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (the southwesternmost of Japan's main four islands) to Taiwan. Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. The Senkaku Islands are administered as part of Okinawa Prefecture. The climate of Okinawa is very mild throughout the year with an average temperature of about 22 degrees Celsius. Even in winter the temperature is about 15 degrees Celsius. There are many beautiful flowers coloring the landscape even in winter. Okinawa is a large group of small islands, and is Japans most southerly group of islands, it’s actually quite far from the Japanese mainland, and some parts of Okinawa are closer to Taiwan. There are three main island groups in Okinawa Prefecture: the Okinawa Islands, the Miyako Islands, and the Yaeyama Isl ...
December 6, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo The charter cruise ship the Costa Atlantica (about 85,000 tons), carrying 2,389 Chinese tourists, called at Naha Port on December 5. Visits by Chinese charter cruise ships were cancelled when the Senkaku Islands dispute occurred, so this is the first visit in a year an...
of the historical documents that clarify Japan's ownership of Senkaku Islands.
Air defence identification zone issues are not just about an island Shahid t komath Recently China made a controversial effort announcing an air identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea. It invited strong criticism from USA, Japan, and Thailand and even from India. Here we are dealing with various issues concerning with this issue. What is an ADIZ? Technically it is a section of international airspace over which the country has the right to identify any aircraft enters that region to protect from foreign threat. It is not a jurisdictional law, but only a customary law. What happens in such a space? After proclaiming the zone, the country would use radar to detect the threat and use radio to know who and why the suspicious act was occurred? It has the right to launch an aircraft for observation if it is needed. Anyway the country has no any authority to launch a direct attack on this site unless there is no a direct threat. What the problem with Chinas identification zone? 1-The Chinas ADIZ overlap ...
East Asia this year has been marked by rising tensions over the Senkaku Islands (known in China as the Diaoyu Islands).
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Japan, ASEAN to unite on regional security ties: summit draft Kyodo - Nov 19, 2013 BANGKOK – Japan and the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations will express their resolve next month in Tokyo to bolster security ties for regional peace, with China’s growing maritime assertiveness in mind, a draft of their statement said Monday. At a joint summit, Japan and 10-member ASEAN will vow to “further cooperate for the global interest to maintain peace and stability in the region and the world,” according to the draft, a copy of which was obtained by Kyodo News. The document, tentatively titled “Medium to Long-Term Vision on Japan-ASEAN Friendship,” was drafted by Japan and proposed to ASEAN, a diplomatic source said. Based on the draft, Japan and ASEAN will aim to strengthen cooperation as partners in four areas — “peace and stability,” “prosperity,” “quality of life” and their relationship as “heart-to-heart partners.” To fulfill “more proactive roles” in regional and global pe ...
U.S. Navy Deploys $150 Million Submarine Hunters to Japan - The U.S. Navy just deployed Boeing P-8 Poseidon submarine hunters to Japan to "increase the U.S. military presence around the disputed Senkaku Islands." Japan "controls" the islands but China "claims them." According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the Poseidon is a "military version of a 737" with "advanced [equipment]" which enables it to "find and destroy enemy submarines and ships." To do this the P-8 carries "...
Russia Warns America ‘We Will Respond With Nukes’ Image: Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin (Wikimedia Commons). Deputy PM says Moscow “preparing a response” to U.S. plans for missile shield in Europe Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com December 11, 2013 Addressing the threat posed by plans by the United States to install a missile defense system in Europe, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin today asserted that Russia would respond with nuclear weapons if it was targeted by conventional American missiles Rogozin’s comments arrive just a day after President Vladimir Putin called on Russia to upgrade its weapons systems in order to repel U.S. plans to institute the EPAA missile shield in Europe, which is ostensibly designed to counter Iran’s nuclear build-up yet is also firmly pointed at Russia. Asserting that Russia was “preparing a response” to the U.S. missile defense system, Rogozin warned, “They may experiment with conventional weapons on strategic delivery platforms, but they must bea ...
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Photo: Part of the 1000 boat Chinese fishing fleet departing for the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
let's pray that the Chicoms and thier Korean clients stand down re: the Senkaku Islands
Japanese media outlets have been feverishly dreaming up scenarios of war with China as soon as next year in response to Beijing’s imposition of an air defense zone over the disputed Senkaku Islands...
Islands tensions drive Russia and Japan closer over security threat posed by China
.Change of Air Defense Identification Zone for the Senkaku Islands in China, is a harbinger of unilateral invasion.
China urges Japan to stop provocations after Japan publishing a video asserting claim on islands called Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan
The Economist explains: Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
From historical facts and international law, the Senkaku Islands are Japan.
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The Senkaku Islands consist of those islands such as the Uotsuri Island, Kitakojima Island, and Minamikojima Island, Kubajima Island, Taisyojima Island, Okinokitaiwa, Okinominamiiwa and Tobise.
So, I will first offer praise for an action taken by Obama and then go on a rant about our horrible foreign policy and how we are losing standing and credibility in the world. First, credit to the President for either coming up with the idea for or approving the overflight of the Senkaku Islands region. For those who have not been following this China continues to try and exert it's might and influence in the regions around Japan, the Koreas, Indonesia and the Philippines, making bigger and stronger claims to coastal waters and air and other territorial rights that go against international law. Japan has controlled these islands since 1895. After WW2 the US administered these islands until 1972, when it returned control of the islands located south of Japan, north of Taiwan and in the East China Sea off the coast of China. The islands are close to key shipping lanes, fertile fishing grounds and there is some thought that there is also a good potential for the region to become oil-producing. Three of these ...
Heard on the radio yesterday that S. Korea extended its own air defense zone to overlap China’s. Hmmm. Maybe we should begin paying attention to what's going on in the Senkaku Islands with China, Japan and S. Korea. Let's not forget that China is the biggest owner of dollar and Treasury bond holdings, so they have us by the balls. The threat of crushing the dollar is enough to keep us out of a conflict there. And given that China has been buying up a *** of a lot of tangible assets (land, gold, oil reserves) around the globe, which is a hedge to protect against a devaluation of its U.S. dollar and Treasury holdings, they are more than prepared to follow through on that threat. I don't know - something I was just thinking about on my way to work this morning.
The following essay explains how China, and the other BRICS, are making the US obsolete, and how the Obama administration, and the federal reserve are helping them, intentionally or not. By reading it you will see how to protect yourself from the economic fallout to come. Ignore it at your peril. (courtesy Alasdair Macleod) The great game accelerates… Alasdair Macleod – 09 December 2013 In the jigsaw that is the Great Game of Asia pieces which heretofore made little sense on their own are beginning to slot in to give us an idea of the final picture. These disparate pieces are as varied as China’s claim of territorial rights over Japan’s Senkaku Islands, NATO’s backing off from Syria, America’s détente with Iran and the surprising move by Iran to improve relations with the other Gulf States. The Chinese yuan is now second only to the US dollar in trade finance, displacing the euro. George Osborne, UK Chancellor at very short notice recently flew over to China, when there was already a Brit ...
Having trouble viewing this email? View it online. Money and Markets Monday, December 9, 2013 YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR THE UNBIASED MARKET COMMENTARY YOU WON'T GET FROM WALL STREET It's Time to Take Action Against Washington and Wall Street by Larry Edelson Dear Subscriber, Larry Edelson It's time to get ready to rebel against Washington and against Wall Street investment bankers who play with your money. I'm dead serious about it. Why? Because the war cycles — as I've told you before — are ramping up in a way that has not happened in at least 100 years. Mind you, the war cycles — a kind of volatility index that measures the cycles of mass human social unrest — are not something to take lightly. Click for larger version Early this year, in January, I told you how they are ramping up and look what happened: In April of this year, North Korea threatened to nuke the west coast. Then in April and May, Egypt erupted in social unrest that led to the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in July. Then there was ...
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Rationally, it makes little sense for it to risk its economic growth over a conflict in the East China Sea. However, China's bullying bid for the Senkaku Islands is part of a much broader strategy.
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Boeing's P-8 Poseidon, built upon the frame of a 737, carries anti-ship and anti-submarine weaponry and has recently been deployed to the disputed Senkaku Islands between China and Japan. While the placement of what the Pentagon calls "the most ...
No offense but "Diaoyu", the so-called "real" name of the Senkaku Islands sounds like the name of a new Pokémon.
Defying orders from Beijing, a pair of B-52 bombers flew over the Senkaku Islands without informing China on Monday.
oooh snap China crossing the sea border in Japan near the Senkaku islands, this thing is about to get hot
China has admitted scrambling fighters to intercept American and Japanese planes flying over the Senkaku islands, and has been sailing its sole carrier into
Amidst tensions with the United States over the disputed Senkaku Islands, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is bragging that its aircraft carrier combat task force, led by the inaugural Liaoning...
OVER the past year the Senkaku islands, a clutch of five uninhabited islets in the East China Sea, have shown their ability to convulse relations between China and Japan, Asia's two biggest powers. They have even raised the spectre of military conflict, which America fears it might be dragged into.…
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Did it ever occur to you that China has territorial disputes with all the nations it shares a border with and eight other countries? The exception is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which it keeps on its payroll. A look into the phenomenon that is Chinese imperialism and its expansionist designs. Here is a list of the countries that have territorial and border disputes with China: Japan :: Parts of the East China Sea, particularly the Senkaku Islands. Also, on occasion, the Ryukyu Islands, on the grounds that the completely independent Kingdom of Ryukyu was once a vassal state of China. The Kingdom of Ryukyu terminated tributary relations with China in 1874.  Vietnam :: China claims large parts of Vietnam on historical precedent (Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644). Also, Macclesfield Bank, Paracel Islands, parts of the South China Sea and the Spratly Islands.  India :: China illegally occupies 38,000 sq km (Aksai Chin) of land in Jammu & Kashmir. It also holds 5,180 km of Indian territory in Pakistan occupied K ...
For those of you that have never heard of the Senkaku Islands.they belong to Japan...PERIOD. Let's support our allies!
KOWTOWING TO THE CHICOMS? According to a report by ForeignPolicy.com, the Obama administration may be ready to accept the ChiCom air defense zone over the Senkaku Islands. Are there any allies Obama won't sell out?
A short while ago, I conveyed that China had declared that the ocean and airspace surrounding the Senkaku Islands, as well as Okinawa as their territory and that they would violently defend it. Upon encroachment from both South Korea and Japan (Whose territory it actually is) they issued further warnings and threats of violence. Upon brazen, unannounced military flights from the Okinawa airbase of the American military, they said, "Meh, it's cool.".
Joe Biden arrives in Beijing to ease tensions over Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands – video
No problem ^^/ I'm glad you knew about it too ! This link has more specific jouhou :)
One thing that has not been mentioned ONCE in all the talk about the Senkaku Islands and the Chinese-Japanese dispute about ownership, into which the U.S. has been drawn, is the ecological issue surrounding the ownership. China, alas, is not known for its environmental progressiveness. The Japanese, in the person of ornithologist extraordinaire Hiroshi Hasegawa, have lured the highly endangered short-tailed albatross to nest on the Senkaku Islands since their only nesting site, Torishima, is an active-volcanic island, where the birds' entire reproductive success could be wiped out at once. The Chinese, both mainland and Taiwan, take the eggs of the albatross for mooncakes, and ships from China trawl for coral in the reefs around Senkaku. It is too bad that in the pissing contest about territory no one mentions what is in the best interest of the earth.
China and Japan dispute over Senkaku islands. I'm wondering, what kind of minerals are there?
Interesting. I did a project on EEZ-Senkaku Islands. "&
Oil the problem with regard to the Senkaku Islands. So, what's new?
GRAPHIC: China's new Air Identification Zone over the Islands overlaps Japan's
China and Japan escalation over Islands could get out of control. Read full GIS report for €2.99
China's dispute with Japan risks an accidental conflict | Isabel Hilton via
Communist China New Air Defense Stakes a Claim to the Senkaku Islands via
Excellent backgrounder on the Senkaku/Diaoyus dispute. Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
? Who really owns the Senkaku islands?
Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
."Biden arrives in Beijing...amid row over Chinese airspace" Row's over Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands natural gas fields. Negotiate that.
If I worked for We organized a twerk-off between diplomats near the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands on an aircraft carrier.
China air zone poses dilemma to Japan: China’s creation of an air defence zone that covers the Senkaku Islands...
Both China and Japan claim ownership to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, with the choice of name depending on your position regarding ownership
China’s military ratcheted up tensions on Tuesday over its disputed East China Sea air defense zone by threatening military action against Japan and saying it would enforce new aircraft controls. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yangsheng accused Japan in a statement of “making trouble” and he warned Chinese military aircraft would enforce the newly imposed Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ. “Japan’s actions have seriously harmed China’s legitimate rights and security interests, and undermined the peace and stability in East Asia,” Geng said through the official Xinhua News Agency. “China has to take necessary reactions.” Geng listed a series of actions by Japan he said had increased tensions, including Tokyo’s frequent dispatch of ships and aircraft to areas near the disputed Senkaku islands, threats to shoot down Chinese drones, and overall escalation of regional tensions.
You have "The Senkaku mole," not "The Diaoyu mole" RTWho really owns the Senkaku islands? ”
"Harder ask question when title takes Japanese name. "Who really owns Senkaku islands?
That answers that question: Who really owns the Senkaku islands? | The Economist
So China and Japan are once again at each other's throats over the Diaoyu, or Senkaku Islands, as they're known in Japan. So why does China hate Japan? On th...
Neither Beijing nor Taipei dispute that the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands — along with the entire island of Taiwan — were formally under Japanese occupation at the time. However, per post-WW II arrangements, Japan was required to surrender territories obtained from aggression and revert them to their pre-1895 legal status. The second piece evidence is a Chinese map from 1958 that excludes the Senkaku Islands from Chinese territory. But the Japanese government’s partial unveiling leaves out important information from the map’s colophon: “certain national boundaries are based on maps compiled prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War(1937-1945).” Qing period (1644-1911) records substantiate Chinese ownership of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands prior to 1895. Envoy documents indicate that the islands reside inside the “border that separates Chinese and foreign lands.” And according to Taiwan gazetteers, “Diaoyu Island accommodates ten or more large ships” under the jurisdiction of Kavalan, Taiwan.
UPDATE: American and ChiCom planes are now having encounters around the Senkaku Islands. Have Obama's actions with regards to Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran encouraged the ChiComs to be more aggressive in the Senkakus?
Is Shinzo Abe's 'new nationalism' a throwback to Japanese imperialism? The escalating standoff in the Pacific is seen by Beijing and Seoul as proof that Japan is reviving its military mindset The deepening confrontation between Japan and its giant neighbour, China, over a disputed island chain, which this week sucked in US military forces flying B-52 bombers, holds no terrors for Kenji Fujii, captain of the crack Japanese destroyer JS Murasame. As a battleship-grey drizzle sweeps across Yokosuka harbour, home port to the Japan maritime self-defence force and the US Seventh Fleet, Fujii stands four-square on his helicopter deck, a totemic red Japanese sun-ray ensign flapping at the flagstaff behind him. His stance exudes quiet purposefulness. The Murasame, armed with advanced missiles, torpedoes, a 76mm rapid-fire turret cannon and a vicious-looking Phalanx close-in-weapons-system (CIWS) Gatling gun, is on the frontline of Japan's escalating standoff with China and its contentious bid to stand up for itsel ...
So had I mentioned the Diaoyu Islands as Senkaku Islands in China publicly, I (or my games!) would have been banned! (west is copying this)
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The Basic View of the Japanese government on the Sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands,History of Senkaku Islands,Q&A on Senkaku Islands,Position of Japan on Senkaku Islands
But the remarks come as the latest in a continuing war of words over the air space of the disputed Senkaku islands which has seen Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brand China's plans unenforceable and dangerous.
PerryScope By Perry Diaz What started as a word war between Japan and China could lead to another world war, and perhaps the last world war – of the “Dr.Strangelove” variety -- on planet Earth. And just the thought of a catastrophic nuclear war would deter China and Japan from starting a war.  So, why then wouldn’t the two protagonists stop jabbing at each other and sit down to settle their territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands to China)?  But it is easier said than done.   With no economic value that’s worth fighting for, it makes one wonder what do these eight uninhabited small islands and islets have that is making China go gaga over them?  Could it be that there is something else that China wants that is of far greater value than these desolate specks of land in the middle of East China Sea?    If China gained control of the Senkaku group of islands, which is 114 nautical miles west of Miyako Island, she would be in a position to control or block the Miyako Str ...
Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Zhou Enlai believed that the Senkaku Islands were part of Japan .
MV-22 GETS A NEW CUSTOMER. September 27, 2013: Anxious to defend the Senkaku Islands from possible surprise Chinese attack, Japan is planning to buy 20 American MV-22 “Osprey” tilt rotor transports. These would be able to quickly move reinforcements to the Senkakus if the Chinese decided to land troops there and declare such an occupation as proof of Chinese ownership. The Zenkakus are uninhabited islets which are 320 kilometers southeast of the Chinese mainland, 167 kilometers northeast of Taiwan and 426 kilometers west of Japan's Okinawa Island. Taiwan also claims the Senkakus, whichhave a total area of 6.3 square kilometers. The islands were discovered by Chinese fishermen in the 16th century and taken over by Japan in 1879. They are valuable now because of the 380 kilometer economic zone nations can claim in their coastal waters. This includes fishing and possible underwater oil and gas fields. The U.S. recently moved 23 of its MV-22s to an American base on Okinawa. Both the U.S. and Japan are awa ...
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A typhoon is now slowly moving in the East China Sea where Japan's Senkaku Islands are situated.
OK. Of cource, Senkaku Islands are under effective control of Japan now. You had look now better than 14th century.
If China gov really thought Senkaku Islands were of Chinese territory, China gov would claim to Japan immediately in 1884. (cont)
Japanese Government issued a territory incorporation procedures of Senkaku Islands since 1885 to 1895. Is this OK?
If you said the truth, then China must have protested to Japan that Senkaku Islands are Chinese teritory, mustn't He?
. Japan has 'claimed' sovereignty over the Senkaku Islands since 1895. China's claim goes back to the 14th century.
Sounds about right: Survey indicates 48% know Japan gov't stance on Senkaku Islands via -
According to Xinhua, Foreign Ministry condemns for addressing the islands as territory of
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Everybody knows,Senkaku Islands are the territory of Japan.
The Chinese government caused the anti-Japanese riot to the work which takes the Senkaku Islands, and attacked Japanese companies.
China is trying to steal a Japanese territory and the Senkaku Islands.
The United States does not take a position on the underlying question of the ultimate sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands,
THBT Tokyo prefecture should buy the Senkaku Islands.
U.S. condemns China’s use of force in the Senkaku Islands dispute
Q&A on the Senkaku Islands - Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
If China Insist to reclaim Senkaku Islands, this event can be use by the government of japan to encourage its people to amend their consti
False report; For the first time, the Chinese ship eliminated the Japanese ship in the Senkaku Islands.
China's Remarks on Coast Guard Vessels' Law Enforcement Patrol in Waters off the Islands
Does the have a dog in the fight in the dispute over the islands between and
Political deadlock continues in Tunisia. Tokyo objects to Chinese Guard presence in waters off Senkaku Islands. Thanks much , NHK world.
claiming first time to expel patrol ships from islands. If true, major shift in Asian waters. htt…
This TBS reports shows video of that Chinese game where you defeat the Japanese to take the Senkaku islands:
Tokyo declares protest to Beijing over China ships entering Senkaku Islands zone
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Chinese Army launches online war game that allows attack on disputed Senkaku Islands
The actual People's Liberation Army simulation to defend the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands is now a downloadable game:
I think, the Pacific safety is U.S. safety. China Invades Japanese Senkaku Islands[Gemki Fujii]
What happened between Japan and China?. China vs Japan: Senkaku Islands: from
Japan about to redefine the self defence clause in its constitution
rallies Ishigaki coast guard members over Islands …
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