Why the New “Emphasis on Asia” in U.S. Policy?

In his remarks to the Australian parliament on November 17, President Obama declared that the U. S. was making the Asia-Pacific region a top priority.

Rekindling China-Japan Conflict: The Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands Clash

On September 7 an incident occurred in which a Chinese trawler tried to shake off a Japan Coast Guard patrol boat that pursued it to investigate illegal operations at sea fifteen kilometers from Kubajima of the Senkaku Islands of Okinawa prefecture.