This week, we’re talking about one of Japan’s territorial disputes: the bitter debate over ownership of the Senaku Islands/Diaoyu Islands/Pinnacle Rocks. Where do these competing claims over a bunch of uninhabited islands in the middle of nowhere come from? And what has their impact been on Sino-Japanese relations?
United States Central Intelligence Agency. “Intelligence Report – The Senkaku Islands Dispute: Oil Under Troubled Waters?” May, 1971
Tseng, Hui-yi Katherine. “China’s Territorial Disputes with Japan.” Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies Vol 1 No 2 (July, 2014).
Fravel, M. Taylor. “Explaining Stability in the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands Dispute”. Global Summitry 2 No 1 (Summer, 2016).
Coverage from The Diplomat on the exercises near the Senkakus this year.