Monday, October 23, 2017

Governments buying Islands

Asia: Will Cooler Heads Prevail in the China/Japan Island Dispute?

The controversy over who owns the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands has been in the spotlight for months, but a recent incident suggests things are truly heating up. 

(The East China Sea islands claimed by Japan and China)

Just five islets and a few rocky outcroppings in the East China Sea – for such small …Read More: Asia: Will Cooler Heads Prevail in the China/Japan Island Dispute?

Governments buying Islands

Asia: Japan Mulls Purchase of Disputed Private Islands

Tokyo’s governor recently said that he was in negotiations with the owner of three islands that fall within rich fishing waters also claimed by China and Taiwan.

(The disputed Senkaku Islands Group)

Shintaro Ishihara, the outspoken and nationalistic governor of Tokyo, is no stranger to controversy, and his latest announcement …Read More: Asia: Japan Mulls Purchase of Disputed Private Islands