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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s Pacific claims fuelled by search for resources, Chinese expansionism

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:29pm by Julian Ryall

    ... at an enlarged military facility at Okinotorishima, Japan would be able to keep a closer watch on the Chinese Navy as it develops into a blue-water force. Okinotorishima is at a strategically important ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With eye on China, India and Japan bolster defence and business ties

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:53pm by Reuters

    ... to India's navy. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, also agreed to speed up talks on a so-far elusive deal on nuclear energy cooperation, welcoming what ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Surviving former kamikaze pilots reject moves to glorify their mission

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

    ... the idea of glorifying our mission," the former navy pilot said of young men ordered to crash their planes into allied ships. "Japan could go to war again if our leaders are all like Abe. ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan defence policy review urges airforce, navy to strengthen

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo 'Strengthen', says review An update of Japan's long-term defence policy to be unveiled next month will call for stronger air and maritime surveillance capabilities and the improved ability to defend far-flung isles as conce ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:18pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... they share,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. Relations are already strained in the region, and adding to the ire, the South Korean navy on Friday conducted live-fire exercises ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo sale of engine parts for British Royal Navy approved

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo sale for British navy approved Japan has approved the sale of engine parts for use by the British Royal Navy, saying it would not violate arms exports by Tokyo. The gas turbine parts manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries would be produced for Rolls-Royce, which would then supply them to the Royal Navy, the business daily Nikkei and Kyodo News ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Yokohama court bans Japanese pilots from flying missions at night

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Night fighter jet flights barred in rare court ruling A court yesterday ordered suspension of night flights from a joint US-Japanese base after residents complained about the noise caused by fighter planes. The Yokohama district court ruled in favour of 7,000 people living near Atsugi Base, which is jointly operated by the United States navy ...

  8. News - China - JAPAN

    Japan warns China that seizure of ship could have consequences

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 05:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Mitsui’s predecessor Daido Shipping Co. rented two ships on a one-year contract from Zhongwei Shipping Co. However, the ships were commandeered by the Imperial Japanese Navy and were sunk during ... navy on Monday visited China for the first time in five years to attend a regional symposium. The gathering in Qingdao is aimed at preventing unintended military clashes in the region- ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo maintains a steady course on military spending

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... advances in Japan's military resources. As recently as October of last year, Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Forces were described as a cold war navy designed mainly to fill holes in the coverage provided by the US Navy. In an interview with the magazine, Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff of the MSDF, emphasised efforts to improve Japan's mine-sweeping capabilities; ...

  10. 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 ... declared an air defence identification zone last month covering disputed islands in the East China Sea, a navy official said. "This was scheduled for a long time," said the official, who ...




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