Japan is involved in two territorial disputes involving islands: a chain in the East China Sea called Senkaku by the Japanese and Diaoyu by the Chinese, and two volcanic islands known as Dokdo to South Koreans and Takeshima to the Japanese.
In the middle of a small sea to the north of Australia are some tiny islands with hardly anything on them. But despite that, they're at the centre of a huge fight between seven different countries. All of them claim some of the islands are theirs.
Published on 28 Jan 2014
Japan issues new guidelines, instructing schools to teach children that the islands at the center of disputes with its Asian neighbors are indisputably part of the Japanese territory.