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    War games fracas strains ties between South Korea and Japan

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... story, citing a Japanese diplomat in Seoul as saying: "It is extremely rude as a host country of a multination military drill." South Korea's defence ministry denied the reports, ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo South Korea refuses to let Japanese ship dock at Busan during four-nation naval drills War games strain Seoul-Tokyo ties South Korea is refusing to allow ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese troops to return to Tinian island 67 years after battle

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Marines' drill sees Japanese soldiers back on island from where US launched atomic bombs Troops return 67 years after battle Japanese troops will finally return ... were eventually launched. Members of Japan's Self-Defence Forces will be setting foot on the island for the first time since that bloody encounter and conduct drills with III Marine ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo maintains a steady course on military spending

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

    ... Jane's said. But there was a more "proactive stance" in some of Tokyo's most recent purchases and its military drills, it added. Most glaring of these additions are two ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Tokyo’s latest defence procurements may not be expansionist but they do keep pace with Beijing’s blue-water capabilities, analysts say Military planning Seen ...

  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Yoshihiko Noda says Japan's security environment is 'tougher than ever'

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... military drill to simulate retaking a remote island from foreign forces. The exercise, part of broader joint manoeuvres to start early next month, would use an uninhabited island in southern Okinawa prefecture, Jiji Press and Kyodo News agencies quoted unidentified sources as saying on Saturday. The drill would involve Japanese and US troops retaking the island using boats ...

  5. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Japan accuses Beijing of sending surveillance vessels to Diaoyus

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... theory". State media ran high-profile reports saying patrols around the disputed islands and military drills would continue during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday. Xinhua reported that one ... ships had entered the area since last week, when Japan accused China of targeting fire-control radar at a Japanese destroyer and military helicopter in two separate incidents last month. Three ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    PLA holds navy-air force joint exercise as Diaoyu tensions rise

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... on bulletin boards that they were encouraged by such operations, simply because a military drill was much better than empty talk. Antony Wong Dong, a Macau-based military affairs commentator, said ... this month by the People's Liberation Army's Nanjing Military Command, the PLA Daily reported yesterday, amid rising tension between China and Japan over territorial claims to the Diaoyu ...


    Japan assigns two more patrol boats near Diaoyu Islands

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

    ... military exercise designed to recapture "a remote island invaded by an enemy force", officials said. Some 300 troops took part in the 40-minute drill with 20 warplanes and more than 30 ... with China and has conducted its first drill simulating the recapture of an isle seized by enemy forces. The vessels will be stationed at the regional coastguard headquarters, which covers ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    We hope for early thaw in frosty ties, says Japan's envoy to China

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... confirmed it would conduct military drills with the US. Sino-Japanese ties have deteriorated since September, when Tokyo bought three of the islands, triggering a furious response from Beijing, ...

  9. News - Asia

    Asia news in brief- September 2, 2012

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Japanese out in force for disaster prevention TOKYO- Japan conducted a national earthquake drill yesterday after the government unveiled a worst-case disaster scenario which warned that a monster jolt in the Pacific Ocean could kill over 320,000 people. Police suspended traffic at some 120 points in central Tokyo to spare lanes for emergency and military vehicles while passengers ...

  10. News - China - TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

    Japan lodges protest over Chinese patrol vessels near Diaoyu Islands

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... and a military helicopter last month. The incident put more strain on already tense bilateral ties. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said yesterday his ministry lodged a protest with the Chinese ... "provocative" and "dangerous", but Beijing said the allegations were fabricated to spread the "China threat theory". The Chinese military also stepped up training over the Lunar New ...




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