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Terrorist Killings Illustrate Why Japan Must Join the World and Defend Itself

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.18.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

The tragic killing of the two hostages reinforced domestic concerns over Japanese rearmament. If they want to reinforce their (recent) pacifist heritage, so be it. But they should not then expect Washington to protect them. Serious countries defend themselves. They don't turn their futures over to other nations to save a little money.

Ukraine Diplomatic Deal: Necessary Next Steps

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Beyond economic aid to Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, we have identified four overarching themes that should be reinforced and reaffirmed by Congress and the administration.

Asia-Pacific Pivot: A New Cold War (Just Not the One You Think)

William Bradley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Who would win in a hot war between Japan and China? The more limited the scope of the engagement, the better the chance for Japan to prevail. While China has more ships and planes, Japan has better ships and planes, with more maneuvering experience.

Chinese Balloon Lands In Middle Of Island Dispute With Japan

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

(Adds Chinese Defence Ministry statement) By Junko Fujita TOKYO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A Chinese man landed himself, litera...

From Sarajevo to the Senkakus: The Road to World War III?

Peter Navarro | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Peter Navarro

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.

China's Rally 'Round the Flag Effect

Thomas White | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Thomas White

It could be any number of domestic ails that pushed China to manufacture an international power struggle. It's likely that whatever the problem(s) they see as threatening to their power influenced the decision to stoke the embers of the long-disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku island battle.

China Scrambles Planes To Investigate U.S. Flights

AP | IAN MADER | Posted 11.29.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China said it launched two fighter planes Friday to investigate flights by a dozen U.S. and Japanese reconnaissance and military plan...

China Angry Over Japan's Fighter Jet Scrambles

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

BEIJING — China accused Japan of raising regional tensions with its increased use of fighter jets to monitor Chinese aircraft that approach a cl...

Navigating Tensions in the East China Sea

Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Stephanie T. Kleine-Ahlbrandt

China's response to Japan's move last year to nationalize the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands could well lead to a predicament familiar to other great powers: getting stuck in a conflict it doesn't really want.

China Threatens Japan In Islands Dispute

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

BEIJING -- China has issued another scathing attack on Japan over an islands dispute, just days ahead of the opening of the Chinese national legislatu...

China, Japan and USA: Peace Partners Through Commerce

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

To be an American business person in China during the recent dramatic fallout of Sino-Japan relations over disputed island sovereignty in the East China Sea offered a thought provoking opportunity for the U.S.

Chinese Warships Put Japan On Edge

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese military officials said they closely watching seven Chinese warships spotted in waters off a southern island Tuesday. It was unclear...

Preventing a China-Japan War Over the Islands: What America Must Do

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.05.2012 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

Given the level of intensity escalating around the East China Sea island dispute between China and Japan, it is worth the United States getting more involved.

Disputed Islands in the Sun

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

A recent cover of the Economist showed a picture of a few small islands and asks "Could China and Japan really go to war over these?" There are many reasons to believe that this conflict will not escalate into a war, or at least, not a wide-ranging one.

China, Japan Trade Barbs Over Disputed Islands

AP | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China on Thursday assailed Japan's prime minister as obstinate and wrong for saying his nation won't compromise in their island dispute, as...

China Warns Of Right To 'Further Action' In Island Dispute

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

BEIJING — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta met Wednesday with Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping, who just days ago reappeared after a puzz...

Japanese Businesses Hit In Raging Chinese Protests

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Scores of Japanese-owned factories and stores in China were shuttered Tuesday as anti-Japan demonstrations erupted in dozens of cities. At s...

Thousands Of Chinese Boats Head For Disputed Islands

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

BEIJING — The 81st anniversary of a Japanese invasion brought a fresh wave of anti-Japan demonstrations in China on Tuesday, with thousands of p...

Japanese Firms In China Shut Down Over Violent Protests

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | World

By Kazunori Takada and Chris Buckley SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Some major Japanese brandname firms announced factory shutd...

Chinese Protesters Rage Against Japan

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

By Michael Martina and Terril Yue Jones BEIJING/CHENGDU, China, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Chinese police used pepper spray, tear gas and wat...

Anti-Japan Protests In China Turn Violent

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

BEIJING — Protesters in China have begun another day of demonstrations against Japan, after protests over disputed islands spread across numerou...

Disputed Island Showdown Between China And Japan

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's purchase of several disputed islands from their private owners was aimed at keeping nationalist activists at bay and reducing te...

A Look At Pacific Island Disputes

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

Associated Press The Pacific Ocean is peppered with hundreds of islands – most small and uninhabited – that are claimed by more than one countr...

China And Japan Feud Over Disputed Islands

AP | EMILY WANG | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

TOKYO — An unauthorized landing by Japanese activists on an island at the center of a dispute with China is sparking nationalist outrage and fue...

China Allows Rowdy Anti-Japanese Protests Over Territorial Disputes

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Chinese authorities have allowed rowdy anti-Japanese demonstrations in several cities to defuse simmering public anger over a territor...