Washington: Former US deputy national security advisor Matt Pottinger has said Japan is likely to defend Taiwan if Beijing makes moves to reunify the island with its mainland by force.
New Delhi/Tokyo/UNI: Amid the widening gap between nations in administering COVID-19 vaccines, Japan on Wednesday pledged another 800 million dollars in funding to ensure a fair distribution of shots.
Tokyo/Sputnik: The deaths of three crew members of a Japanese fishing vessel, who were in critical condition after a collision with Russia's Amur ship in Japanese waters, have been confirmed, Kyodo news agency reported, citing firefighters, who also have rescue and ambulance functions.
Tokyo: The Gifu Prefectural Government headquarters and a television station in Osaka Prefecture in Japan faced major cyberattacks in 2016 and 2017, media reports said.
Chinese are buying land around military bases in Japan, an episode that might trigger security concerns and further tensions between the two nations with already frayed relations, media reports said on Friday.
A senior geopolitical expert has said China's international aggression is causing countries to band together.
Beijing: Japan has witnessed a surge in refugees and a large section of them are from China, media reports said.Nearly one-quarter of the foreign nationals granted refugee status by Japan in 2020 were Chinese, a record high despite the dramatic decline in people arriving from China on tourist visas last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, reports South China Morning Post.
Japanese and Tibetans in Japan recently joined the 4-day online Tibet Festival Japan which was hosted by the Tibet House Japan.
Tokyo/Sputnik: Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party reached an agreement on Thursday to approve a modified bill on a nationwide referendum law, the Kyodo news agency reported.
Okinawa: The Japan Coast Guard recently chased away Chinese research vessel from its exclusive economic zone where Japanese authorities believe it was conducting research, media reports said.
Fearing security risks, several Japanese infrastructure companies will end their use of Chinese-made drones, media reports said.
Beijing: China's Foreign Ministry has said a Chinese former professor who taught at the Hokkaido University of Education in Japan is currently on a trial in China.
Tokyo/Sputnik: Japan's police suspect the Chinese armed forces of commissioning large-scale cyber attacks against 200 defense-related companies and research institutions, including Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), in 2016, the NHK broadcaster reporter on Tuesday, citing investigative sources.
Tokyo/UNI: Japan said the number of incidents where its fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Chinese aircraft decreased by over 200 in the fiscal year 2020, the Japanese Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday.
Tokyo: Japan will deploy the F-35B stealth fighter aircraft for the first time from 2024, a move keeping in mind the Chinese threat to Japanese territory in the East China Sea, media reports said.