April 22, 2000 |
Russia's coast guard fired on a Japanese fishing boat within Japan's northern waters Friday and then took the boat into Russian waters, government officials in Tokyo said. No one was reported hurt in the incident, which Japan said happened about 150 miles south of a group of disputed islands seized by Soviet forces at the end of World War II. Both sides claim historical ownership of the islands, which Tokyo calls the Northern Territories.
October 8, 1996 |
After a bit of derring-do with the Japanese coast guard, activists briefly planted Taiwanese and Chinese flags on a disputed island group Monday in the East China Sea. The six people who landed were part of the largest protest flotilla to sail to the uninhabited islands, known as Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese. Located 110 miles northeast of Taiwan and about 200 miles from Japan's Okinawa islands, the disputed chain lies amid rich fishing grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1996 |
In a historic display of unity, members of Southern California's large and politically polarized Chinese community are rallying to their ancestral land in China's territorial dispute with Japan over the Diaoyu Islands about 9,000 miles away. On Wednesday, Chinese American leaders representing 40 groups met in Monterey Park to set aside their differences--at least for the moment--in announcing the formation of the Diaoyutai Defense Coalition of Southern California.
September 27, 1996 |
An activist from here drowned Thursday during a symbolic plunge in the stormy sea near the disputed Diaoyu islands after Japanese patrol boats thwarted the protesters' mission to reclaim the islands for China. While 17 Japanese coast guard and military ships encircled a rusting tanker headed for the islands, David Chan, the protest group leader, and four other men roped themselves to the ship, put on life jackets and jumped overboard.
September 24, 1996 |
Japan on Monday asserted its claim to a chain of disputed islands by blocking a flotilla of Taiwanese and Hong Kong demonstrators who tried to land on the stony outposts to plant the flags of Taiwan and the People's Republic of China.
April 9, 1993 |
Japan now seems prepared to commit as much as $2 billion in immediate aid to Russia, despite its continued insistence that Russia return four small islands seized after World War II as a precondition for substantial financial support, officials here and in Tokyo said Thursday. Japanese officials have assured Western leaders that Japan will contribute to an aid package to be announced next week at a Tokyo meeting of officials of the seven large industrialized nations.