Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
William SakovichApr. 21, 2012 - 04:43PM JST
There is of course no need for "negotiators", as the islands have never been Chinese. They were inconspicuous rocks in the middle of the sea until seabed resource deposits were discovered nearby (to answer the question of what they were used for). The Chinese recognized them as Japanese for decades before that 1970 discovery, and the historical documents exist to prove it --- including Chinese maps.
More interesting is what Ishihara said during that speech that the English-language media didn't report.
Posted in: Ishihara says Tokyo plans to buy disputed Senkaku islands
Nov. 28, 2014 - 07:56PM JST
Just as well our honeymoon was so far back in time - I got to see…
Posted in: Mt Aso eruptions continue for 4th day
Nov. 28, 2014 - 07:53PM JST
Both of them?
Posted in: Two police officers commit suicide in Osaka, Miyazaki
Nov. 28, 2014 - 07:51PM JST
Probably good cops silenced by corrupt ones.
Nov. 28, 2014 - 07:39PM JST
Some of what is written above is not science but bending words to fit an agenda.…
Posted in: How to avoid the climate change storm
Nov. 28, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
Even though there are only supposed to be 2-3 ingredients, there is often flavouring or sweeteners…
Posted in: E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens: Japan researchers