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Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Tuesday warned of an increasingly severe security environment in Asia amid raging territorial disputes, as he met US President Barack Obama.

Japan PM warns of security perils at Obama talks
ASEAN to press China over sea tensions
ASEAN to press China over sea tensions

Southeast Asian nations are set to press China Monday to quickly begin talks on easing tensions over maritime territorial rows that have shaken the region and overshadowed efforts to boost trade.

ASEAN to press China over sea tensions
A set of remote islands called Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese. ©REUTERS
S. Korean MPs to visit islands disputed with Japan

A group of South Korean lawmakers were set Tuesday to visit an isolated set of islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with Japan -- a move likely to stoke tensions with Tokyo still more.

S. Korean MPs to visit islands disputed with Japan
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Tokyo shows China film despite producer protest

Organisers of the Tokyo International Film Festival said Tuesday they had gone ahead with the screening of a Chinese-made film, despite requests by producers to shelve it because of a territorial row.

Tokyo shows China film despite producer protest
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China flexes muscles with drills amid island row

China was set to dispatch naval vessels and aircraft to the East China Sea on Friday, flexing its muscles in exercises likely to further stoke a bristling territorial dispute with Japan.

China flexes muscles with drills amid island row
Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report
Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report

Japan's top three carmakers will halve production in China following a sales slump there sparked by a backlash over a territorial row between Tokyo and Beijing.

Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report
Japan 'stole' our islands: China tells UN
Japan 'stole' our islands: China tells UN

China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sparked angry exchanges with Japanese diplomats at the United Nations on Thursday by accusing Japan of stealing disputed islands.

Japan 'stole' our islands: China tells UN
Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row
Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row

Apple's new iPhone 5 may have been criticised for its glitch-ridden new maps program, but it may have inadvertently provided a diplomatic solution to China and Japan's ongoing row over disputed islands.

Apple maps disaster may solve China-Japan islands row
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times

Global giants the European Union and China meet at a Brussels summit on Thursday under pressure to bolster slowing economic growth and tackle tough international dilemmas.

Giants EU, China meet in 'challenging' times
Pentagon chief seeks to calm China-Japan row
Pentagon chief seeks to calm China-Japan row

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was to deliver an appeal for calm in talks with senior Chinese military leaders Tuesday amid an escalating territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo.

Pentagon chief seeks to calm China-Japan row
Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary
Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary

Thousands of anti-Japan protesters rallied across China over a territorial row on Tuesday, a key historical anniversary, as Japanese firms including car giant Toyota shut or scaled back production.

Anti-Japan protests across China on war anniversary
Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions
Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was seeking to calm simmering tensions between Japan and China in meetings with officials in Tokyo on Monday, amid an escalating row over territorial rights.

Pentagon chief seeks to calm Japan-China tensions
Tensions set to cloud APEC summit
Tensions set to cloud APEC summit

Asia-Pacific leaders gather in Russia's far east this weekend for talks aimed at promoting trade but territorial disputes and other regional tensions may cloud the event.

Tensions set to cloud APEC summit
Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over island row
Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over island row

Anti-Japan protests broke out in more than a dozen Chinese cities including Beijing and Hong Kong on Sunday as authorities allowed thousands of people to vent anger over an escalating territorial row.

Anti-Japan protests erupt in China over island row
Spratly group of islands. ©REUTERS/POOL New
Taiwanese academics visit contested Spratlys

A group of Taiwanese academics has visited the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, defence officials said Monday, amid continued tensions over rival claims to the area.

Taiwanese academics visit contested Spratlys