Thursday, December 29, 2016
liaoning aircraft carrier
Maritime News

China Welcomes Onlookers as Aircraft Carrier Skirts Japan

BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) – If people want to come and look at China’s first aircraft carrier, they are very welcome, the defence ministry said on Thursday, brushing off encounters...

December 29, 2016
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bitter Lessons of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami Put to Use With Latest Quake

By Elaine Lies TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Massive tsunami waves slammed into Japan’s northeastern coast more than five years ago, killing about 18,000 people and prompting authorities to revise...

November 22, 2016
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Maritime News

Tsunami Warning Issued After Large Earthquake Hits Off Fukushima, Japan

Tsunami Warning issued for Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Reports say a tsunami of 90cm has been observed at Onahama Port, Iwaki, Fukushima.  By Yuka Obayashi and William Mallard TOKYO, Nov 22...

November 21, 2016
Total Views: 32

Monday, October 31, 2016

Japan Shipping Line Merger Is Fiddling at the Margins

By David Fickling (Bloomberg Gadfly) — A business is rarely more than the sum of its parts. That’s a problem for anyone hoping that combining Japan’s big three container-shipping lines will...

October 31, 2016
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Sunday, October 30, 2016
nyk line
Maritime News

Japanese Shipping Companies to Merge Container Operations

By Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda (Bloomberg) — Nippon Yusen KK, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Japan’s three largest shipping companies, agreed to merge their container...

October 30, 2016
Total Views: 22

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Kawasaki Heavy Industries shipyard
Maritime News

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries May Pull Out of Shipbuilding

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd said it would consider a drastic revision of its shipbuilding business due to its worsening profitability and indicated that it...

October 1, 2016
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Friday, September 2, 2016

‘Little Green Boats’ Have Japan on High Alert

By Eli Lake (Bloomberg) In early August, Japan’s Coast Guard witnessed an unconventional Chinese assault on its territorial waters. According to Japanese officials I met with last week, at least...

September 2, 2016
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Institute of Cetacean Research sea shepherd

Sea Shepherd’s Sea Lawyers Back And Fill On Promise To Stop Harassing Whalers

gCaptain Note: On Tuesday gCaptain published an article titled “Sea Shepherd Claims It Will Stay Away From Japan Whaling Ships“… the original title of that article (written by Bloomberg) didn’t...

August 25, 2016
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
People's Liberation Army-Navy destroyer Qingdao

China Provokes Japan With Naval Drill In Its Backyard

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) China’s navy has carried out drills in the Sea of Japan, the Chinese military’s official newspaper said on Friday, describing the exercises as routine and done...

August 20, 2016
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Japan To Build Island Missile Defense System

(Bloomberg) The Japanese government has decided on a plan to develop land-to-sea missiles with a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) to protect the nation’s isolated islands, including the Senkaku, the...

August 14, 2016
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Japan To Deliver Coast Guard Cutters To Philippines

by Manuel Mogato (Reuters) Japan and the Philippines have begun talks for the transfer of two large coast guard ships to Manila, to help patrol the disputed South China Sea,...

August 13, 2016
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

East China Sea, Tensions Flare Between Japan And China

By Yuji Nakamura (Bloomberg) Japan said two Chinese vessels entered Japanese territorial waters near the disputed “Senkaku” or “Diaoyu” islands in the East China Sea on Sunday morning in an...

August 7, 2016
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Japan’s K-Line Said to Cut Fleet of Smaller Bulk Carriers in Half

By Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda (Bloomberg) — Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Japan’s third-largest shipping company, plans to halve the fleet of its smaller bulk ships, a person with knowledge...

April 14, 2016
Total Views: 14

Monday, March 28, 2016
Maritime News

Japan Opens Radar Station Close to Disputed Islands, Angering China

By Nobuhiro Kubo and Tim Kelly YONAGUNI, Japan, March 28 (Reuters) – Japan on Monday switched on a radar station in the East China Sea, giving it a permanent intelligence...

March 28, 2016
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
MV NYK Blue Jay
Maritime News

NYK Line Takes Delivery of ‘Cutting Edge’ Containership NYK Blue Jay

NYK Line says it has taken delivery of the “cutting edge” newbuild MV NYK Blue Jay, a uniquely-designed 14,000 TEU capacity containership that promises energy savings equivalent to that of much...

March 1, 2016
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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Japan Says an Armed Chinese Vessel Entered Its Waters for the First Time

By Yuji Nakamura (Bloomberg) — An armed Chinese government ship was one of three vessels that entered Japan’s territorial waters near disputed islands Saturday, a Japanese Coast Guard official said....

December 26, 2015
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

North Korean Ghost Boats

BY JU-MIN PARK AND KAORI KANEKO (Reuters) Fishing boats carrying decomposed corpses have washed ashore in Japan in recent weeks, leading to speculation these “ghost ships” are rickety North Korean vessels...

December 1, 2015
Total Views: 16

Monday, November 30, 2015
Unloading Japanese Whaling Ship

Japan Resumes Whaling

by Lily Nonomiya  (Bloomberg) Japan plans to renew its research hunt for whales in the Antarctic, ending an almost two-year hiatus prompted by an international court ruling that its killing of...

November 30, 2015
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Japan Pushes Aussies on South China Sea Patrol Submarines

by Michael Heath (Bloomberg) – Japan’s foreign and defense ministers reiterated concerns about China’s strengthening position in the South China Sea in meetings with Australia and pressed the case for Japanese companies...

November 22, 2015
Total Views: 3

Shinzo Abe and Barack Obama

Japan May “Assist” US Navy In The South China Sea

By Isabel Reynolds (Bloomberg) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told President Barack Obama he’ll consider sending the country’s maritime forces to back up U.S. operations in the South China...

November 22, 2015
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