Japan's coast guard said Esanbe Hanakita Kojima was last surveyed in 1987.
Russian president surprises Japan's prime minister with peace offer, despite meeting him in private the day before.
Patricia Espinosa said this year's extreme weather events "make the evidence clear that climate change is having an impact on the daily lives of people."
China claimed the disputed Spratly Islands as its own and told a U.S. Navy spy plane flying over to "avoid any misunderstanding."
Climate change is making hurricanes stronger and threatening the future of the Caribbean islands.
China wants to join Southeast Asian countries for regular war games that don't include the U.S., according to a draft document seen by the AFP.
As Trump expands relations with Taiwan, China is stepping up threats to reclaim the island by force.
Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said the U.S. would continue to conduct operations around the Chinese bases despite criticism from Beijing.
The Chinese Defense Ministry said "it is impossible to shake China's determination to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests."
For as much as it might reveal about ancient island cultures, the art itself is incredibly tiny.
The Blackwater founder testified before the House Intelligence Committee.
China's military entered both Japanese and Taiwanese air identification zones in recent days, something Beijing says should be routine.
A U.S. warship sailed through the South China Sea where Taiwan, Vietnam and China all have territorial claims.
Amid renewed political tensions with the U.S., China has reportedly pursued a military buildup on the disputed Spratly Islands.
The new land mass has been nicknamed Shelly Island.
Images show planes that can detect heat waves, drones, and submarine periscopes being deployed in the South China Sea.
Duterte had previously warned the international community from "meddling" in the Philippines' affairs.
China's relationship with South China Sea neighbors is often contentious.
Fiery Cross Reef is administered by China but also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.
Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, and China all claim parts of the South China Sea.
Though the U.S. has not run any freedom of navigation patrols since Trump became president, the policy of testing China had not changed, said the Pacific Fleet Commander.
The Philippines president has abandoned his plan to plant a flag on the Spratlys.