Leaders of China, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam to Settle Island Disputes with Fight to the Death

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Aquino and Xi

BEIJING — Hailed as one of the biggest success stories to come out of APEC, the heads-of-state of China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam agreed on Tuesday to settle their territory disputes in the South China Sea with a classic, no-holds-barred fight to the death.

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Justin Bieber Delays Release of Hideki Tojo Tribute Album Amid Controversy

Friday, April 25, 2014
Justin Bieber

BEIJING — In the wake of his controversial visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, Justin Bieber announced Wednesday that he would delay the release of his upcoming tribute album for former Prime Minister of Japan and convicted Class-A war criminal Hideki Tojo.

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China Gifts Japan Giant Wooden Horse, Withdraws from South China Sea

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Trojan Horse

TOKYO — In an apparent easing of tensions, the People’s Liberation Army has presented the nation of Japan with a giant wooden horse in honor of Chinese New Year.

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Just About Anything Capable of Flight Now Violating China’s Airspace

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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China Establishes “Air Defense Identification Zone” with Disputed Islands

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Chinese government has established an “Air Defense Identification Zone” in the East China Sea which encompasses the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, increasing tensions with Japan and the U.S. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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Japanese Nationalists Dismantle Yasukuni Shrine, Reassemble It Around Sleeping Shinzo Abe

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Shinzo Abe

TOKYO — With tensions between China and Japan running high over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain, Japanese nationalists led by former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara dismantled Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which commemorates Japan’s war dead, including Class-A war criminals, and reassembled it around a sleeping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Abe, exhausted from his attempts to build bridges with Japan’s ASEAN neighbors over Chinese military expansion while also reaching out to Beijing, was taking a “well-earned rest” in his Tokyo home when members of Ishihara’s nationalist Sunrise Party broke in, sedated him, and relocated him to a Tokyo park.

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Taiwan and Japan Play Fight Around Chinese Islands

Friday, September 28, 2012
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China to Purchase Four Islands in Disputed Territory

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu

BEIJING — In response to the Japanese government’s purchase of a group of disputed islands for $30 million this week, Beijing announced that it too will purchase several islands in disputed territory.

“We are looking at securing appropriations that will allow us to purchase four more-or-less uninhabited islands to the east: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu,” said Liu Qi, a senior official in the Ministry of Land and Resources. “Though the islands possess scant natural resources, we have found ample stores of manga and pornography, both of which mainland citizens sorely need.”

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