TOKYO (REUTERS) - Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, a fiery nationalist whose failed bid to buy a group of disputed islands ignited a crisis with China, is pushing ahead with a plan to build structures there to hammer home Japan's claim, officials involved told Reuters.
TOKYO (AFP) - Chinese government ships were back in waters around Japanese-controlled islands on Tuesday, the coast guard said, a week after they last left and days after heated exchanges at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, picking a woman with Beijing-friendly credentials in what commentators said signalled his hope to move past a damaging territorial row.
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is expected to reshuffle his cabinet on Monday, with changes aimed at cooling a raging maritime dispute with China, according to reports.
BEIJING (AP) - One of the hottest items in bookstores across China is a map for a place that is closed to visitors, home only to animals such as goats and crabs, and the reason China's relations with Japan are at their lowest point in years.
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - China took a bitter territorial dispute with Japan to the UN General Assembly on Thursday, with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accusing Tokyo of stealing disputed islands.
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan will push ahead with plans to set up a national marine park near disputed islands in the East China Sea also claimed by Japan and China, a top official said on Wednesday.