East Sea regions

issues the following sea waters

  • territorial claim by China and Japan
  • territorial claim by China and Taiwan (Strait of Taiwan not included)
  • territorial claim by South Korea and Japan
  • territorial claim by Russia and Japan
  • territorial claim by Vietnam and China
  • Japan coastguard, S.Korean military report apparent missile test
  • N.Korea's Kim vowed to bolster defence in New Year address
  • S.Korea's Moon attends ceremony near disputed border
  • Repeated N.Korean missile tests 'very regrettable' - Japan PM

Dozens of tanks and soldiers fired explosives and machine guns in drills Monday on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, a main stronghold for a nation that is perhaps the world’s least-known military powerhouse.

Japan and the United States could not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and Beijing needs to understand this, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.

Russian and Chinese warships held their first joint patrols in the Western part of the Pacific ocean on October 17-23, Russia's defence ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

A group of 10 naval vessels from China and Russia sailed through a strait separating Japan's main island and its northern island of Hokkaido on Monday, the Japanese government said, adding that it is closely watching such activities.

An unprecedented election pledge by Japan's ruling party to double defence spending underscores the nation's haste to acquire missiles, stealth fighters, drones and other weapons to deter China's military in the disputed East China Sea.

ON BOARD THE TAIWAN COAST GUARD SHIP PP-10062, East China Sea (Reuters) - Taiwanese coast guard commander Lin Chie-ming is on the frontline of a new type of warfare that China is waging against Taiwan. China’s weapon? Sand.

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