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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considers cheap-loans plan to support military aircraft exports

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Cheap finance plan for military aircraft exports Japan is considering providing low-interest loans from a state-run bank to support exports of aircraft designed ... Industries, and ShinMaywa Industries' US-2 amphibious plane, according to three officials involved. Both companies are looking to export civilian versions of the aircraft, which would allow them ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... codenamed "Cherry Blossom" which aimed single-engine bombers at their targets, derided as "stupid bombers" by the allies. The six-metre aircraft were more like flying bombs, ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's indigenous stealth fighter to fly this year amid arms race worries

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... efforts to improve its defence capabilities. Known as the Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X (ATD-X) fighter, the aircraft is being developed by the defence ministry's research institute ... to the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter, with a twin tail configuration and raised pilot canopy. The aircraft also has a 3-D thrust vectoring capability, a fly-by-optics flight control system and an advanced ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa on alert as ‘once in decades storm’ Super Typhoon Neoguri takes aim

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters

    ... and high waves... and, in some areas, violent rains,” he said.  ”Please be ready to evacuate before heavy rains begin to fall.” The US military was today evacuating a nuymber of aircraft from its ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Two US sailors arrested over Okinawa rape: reports

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 08:41pm

    ... The incident comes amid swelling protests over the recent deployment on the island of 12 Osprey transport aircraft, with the plane’s perceived poor safety sparking concern among local residents. ... of the tilt-rotor Osprey, which can take off and land like a helicopter and fly like a plane. A number of crashes involving the aircraft sparked safety fears, but commentators say the Osprey is a proxy ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Work to start on upgrading US base in Japan despite fierce opposition

    Posted May 12th 2014, 10:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... is bringing forward work on the controversial replacement facility for the troops and aircraft currently stationed at the US Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station in Okinawa, ostensibly ... to the aircraft and troops being redeployed to the more remote Camp Schwab, while environmental groups are warning that constructing new runways over a coral reef and the feeding grounds of endangered ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US deploys new surveillance planes in Japan amid territorial row with China

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington New US jets arrive in Japan The US Navy has deployed a pair of sophisticated surveillance aircraft to Japan, officials said, with four more due to arrive ... marks the first mission for the new plane, which is replacing the propeller-driven P-3 Orion aircraft that dates back to the 1960s. The P-8A planes, converted Boeing 737s equipped with advanced ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Criticism by mainland Japanese of Okinawa activists dismissed as 'racist'

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... in a peaceful parade through Tokyo to protest against the deployment of MV-22 Osprey transport aircraft in the prefecture. Critics claim the innovative aircraft, which can operate both as a helicopter ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan expands military footprint for first time in 40 years, risking angering China

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... Diaoyu Islands. Building the base could extend Japanese monitoring to the Chinese mainland and track Chinese ships and aircraft circling the islands. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision ...

  10. News - China - JAPAN

    Japan scrambles fighter jets and warns China on military moves

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:39am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Aircraft encroachment near Okinawa prompts Tokyo to scramble fighters Abe warns China on use of force Japan's leader warned China yesterday against forcibly changing the regional balance of power, as reports said Tokyo had scrambled fighter jets in response to Chinese military aircraft flying near Okinawa. "We will express our intention ...




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