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Japan to Step up Help for Vietnamese Maritime Security

Japan announced Tuesday it will give Vietnam used boats and other equipment worth 200 million yen ($1.7 million) to improve its maritime security capabilities as China asserts its territorial claims in regional seas.   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the grant after holding talks with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong in Tokyo.   The two leaders said they share "serious concerns'' over attempts by China to change the status quo in the...

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