» 08/22/2012, 00.00
CHINA - JAPAN - UNITED STATES
Beijing against Washington over the Diaoyu Islands
China accuses the United States of backing Japan in the dispute over the Islands' sovereignty. This month's Japan-US drill is evidence of that. In an editorial, Xinhua says peace in the area is jeopardised.
03/05/2005 JAPAN - CHINA
Japan complains about sorties by Chinese jets near its airspace
Japan's Defence Ministry says it will defend its national sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands, claimed both by Tokyo and Beijing.
21/01/2013 CHINA - JAPAN - US
"Dissatisfied" with Clinton, Beijing sends more ships to the Senkaku/Diaoyu
Three Chinese naval ships enter the waters of the disputed islands in the East China Sea, following a statement by the US secretary of state reiterating US neutrality over the dispute but support for Japan's administration of the islands.
03/12/2010 CHINA – UNITED STATES – JAPAN
Vast US-Japan military exercise begins today
China slams the war games, perceived as almost constituting a military threat. Japan and the United States respond saying that the war games had been planned for a long time. Everyone views them as a way to put pressure on North Korea as well as Beijing.
20/06/2007 JAPAN – UNITED STATES
US House sheds light on Japan’s ‘comfort women’ past
US House Committee on Foreign Affairs June 26 vote demanding Japan officially apologise for forcing women into sexual slavery for its troops is likely to rock US-Japanese relations. On the sidelines, Japanese and South Korean groups traded jibes in adverts.
18/11/2016 15:16:00 JAPAN – UNITED STATES
Shinzo Abe is the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump, as China’s shadow looms
Held in New York, the meeting included a “candid talk” in a “warm atmosphere”. The 12-nation Asia-Pacific minus China trade deal is in trouble. Japan's contribution to the US military presence is an issue.
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