30 Jan '14, 12am

Japan envoy urges calm amid tensions with China: Japan's ambassador called for improved relations wi... #airforce

WASHINGTON — Japan’s ambassador called for improved relations with China on Wednesday as the top U.S. intelligence official warned that territorial disputes and nationalist fervor are increasing the risk of conflict in East Asia. Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae said people are afraid of the consequences of a deteriorating relationship between the two Asian powers, and appealed for a calming of “agitated remarks” from both sides. Sasae told a Washington think tank that constructive dialogue was needed but also said Japan would not give in to pressure over its sovereignty claims. The long-running dispute over unoccupied islands that Japan calls Senkaku and China calls Diaoyu has grown more intense since Japan, a key U.S. ally, nationalized some of them in 2012. China has stepped up patrols around the islands, which are controlled by Japan but claimed by both nations. China recent...

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