Japan - China
Chronology from Sep 2014 to Dec 2014
: Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijian 2102, 2166, and 2401 enter Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus; replies to Japan Coast Guard warning that they are carrying a regular patrol in Chinese administered waters.
: Sankei Shimbun reports that Abe government will request funds for construction of three new Coast Guard ships in its supplemental budget.
: Japan-China environment ministers meet in Beijing.
: Japan’s Comprehensive Ocean Policy Office meets; commits to review policy to maintain remote islands territorial integrity.
: Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijian 2102, 2166, and 2401 enter Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus.
: Japan Ministry of Defense reports four PLA ships pass through Soya Strait between Sakhalin and Hokkaido into the northern Pacific; on Dec. 28, the ships return to East China Sea though Tsushima Strait.
: Japan Coast Guard observes Chinese research ship in Japan EEZ.
: Nakatani Gen becomes Japan’s minister of defense.
: Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijian 2166 and 2401 enter Japan’s territorial waters in the Senkakus, marking the 31st incursion in 2014.
: Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide refuses to comment on reports that China is constructing radar facilities 300 km from the Senkakus, but states that the government is paying careful attention to China’s expanding maritime activities in the East China Sea.
: Japan Coast Guard arrests Chinese ship captain for coral poaching in Japan’s territorial waters.
: LDP-Komeito coalition wins election victory in Japan; Xinhua warns against “right-wing” trend in Japanese politics.
: Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijian 2112, 2113 and 2305 operate within Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus.
: China commemorates 77th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.
: Japan’s Ministry of Defense reports PLA ships return from exercises in western Pacific passing in international waters between Okinawa and Miyakojima.
: Japan Ministry of Defense reports People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ships pass through international waters between Okinawa and Miyakojima to conduct exercises in the western Pacific.
: JASDF scrambles in response to PLA Air Force (one Y-9, intelligence gathering aircraft; two Y-8 early warning aircraft, and two H-6 bombers) flights through international airspace between Okinawa and Miyakojima; PLA planes did not enter Japan’s airspace.
: Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijian 2112, 2113, and 2305 operate in Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus. When warned by Japanese Coast Guard not to enter Japan’s territorial waters, Chinese ships reply that the Japanese ships are in Chinese administered waters and ask Japanese ships to observe Chinese laws and regulations.
: New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century meets in Beijing for the first time in three years; Japanese delegation meets Premier Li.
: Japan-China Mekong policy dialogue meets in Beijing.
: Chinese and Japanese authorities attend ceremonies in Jilin province to mark opening of facility to dispose of chemical weapons abandoned by the Imperial Army.
: Japan, China, and ROK trade ministers meet in Tokyo.
: Japan, China, and ROK health ministers meet in Beijing.
: Japanese regional banks hold business fair in Dalian.
: Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijijan 2101, 2151, and 2337 operate in Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus; on Nov. 29, the ships entered Japan’s territorial waters.
: China’s Ministry of Commerce reports a 42.9 percent decline in Japanese investment in China for the period January-October 2014.
: PM Abe and President Xi meet for 25 minutes at APEC forum in Beijing.
: Foreign Ministers Kishida and Wang meet in Beijing; Kishida raises issue of coral poaching in Japan’s EEZ.
: Chinese and Japanese governments release four-paragraph statement on bilateral relations.
: PLA officers participate in an Asia-Pacific Multilateral Security Cooperation Program in Tokyo for the first time in two years.
: Japanese and Chinese police officials meet in Tokyo to discuss issues related to criminal activities related to drugs and cyber crime.
: National Security Advisor Yachi Shotaro meets State Councilor Yang Jiechi in Beijing to advance Abe-Xi summit.
: Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijian 2305 and 2401 enter Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkakus.
: Former Prime Minister Fukuda Yasuo meets President Xi in Beijing.
: Foreign Minister Wang tells reporters it is an “objective fact” that there are problems between China and Japan; he hopes Japan would face issues squarely with sincerity.
: Scholars and members of Chinese and Japanese NGOs meet in Beijing to discuss security issues.
: Japanese and Chinese private-sector groups agree to establish foundation to provide financial support to Chinese suffering from exposure to chemical weapons abandoned by Japan’s Imperial Army.
: Chinese ships conduct research in Japan EEZ with prior notification.
: Chinese Coast Guard Haijian 2101, 2112, and 2305 operate in Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus; on Oct. 30 they enter Japan’s territorial waters.
: Liberal Democratic Party General Council Chairman Nikai Toshihio broaches idea of removal of Class-A war criminals enshrined at Yasukuni Shrine.
: China, Japan, and ROK hold consultations on cybersecurity in Beijing.
: Chinese ships conduct research in Japan EEZ without prior notification.
: Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takaichi Sanae and 110 members of the Diet pay homage at Yasukuni Shrine during autumn festival.
: Japanese Coast Guard arrests captain of Chinese fishing boat for poaching red coral in Japan’s EEZ.
: Chinese Coast Guard’s Haijian 2101, 2112, and 2305 operate in Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus; on Oct. 18, they enter Japan’s territorial waters.
: PM Abe and Premier Li Keqiang shake hands at Asia-Europe Meeting in Italy.
: Hong Kong authorities deny port clearance to Chinese civic group attempting to depart for Diaoyu Islands.
: PM Abe, during Upper House Budget Committee meeting, tells members that he senses China is positive to the idea of improving relations.
: Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fighters scramble against flight of Chinese intelligence aircraft in the area of overlapping Japan-China ADIZs.
: China celebrates Martyrs Day as a national holiday for the first time.
: PM Abe calls again for a summit with President Xi.
: Symposium on Japan-China relations sponsored by Genrron NPO and China Daily is held in Tokyo.
: PM Abe calls for a summit with President Xi.
: Foreign Ministers Kishida Fumiko and Wang Yi meet in New York City.
: High-Level Consultations on Maritime Affairs meeting held in Qingdao.
: PM Abe calls for a summit with President Xi Jinping.
: Haijian 2101, 2115, 2151, and 2410 operate in Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus.
: Japan-China Economic Association delegation meets officials in Beijing.
: Haijian 2101, 2115, 2151, and 2401 operate in Japan’s contiguous zone near the Senkakus, marking the 42nd consecutive day of Chinese Coast Guard operations in the area.
: Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui visits Japan.
: Japan, China, and ROK finance ministers meet for first time in two years on sidelines of G-20 in Australia.
: Second anniversary of Japan’s nationalization of the Senkaku Islands.
: Four Chinese Coast Guard ships Haijian 2101, 2166, 2350, and 2337 enter Japan’s territorial waters.
: PM Abe, while in Bangladesh, calls for summit with President Xi Jinping.
: Prime Minister Abe Shinzo reshuffles his Cabinet, appointing two lawmakers with close connections to China.
: China commemorates victory over Japan in World War II.