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US vows to defend Japan against China

US vows to defend Japan against China

Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in […]


China accuses Japan of stoking tensions with air defense rumors

China accuses Japan of stoking tensions with air defense rumors

China has accused Japan of heightening regional tensions with “rumors” that Beijing planned to declare a new air defense zone over the South China Sea. Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said right-wing forces in Japan had repeatedly made such allegations […]


Two dead after Japan navy collision: report

Two dead after Japan navy collision: report

Two men died after their fishing boat collided with a Japanese naval vessel in waters between two of the country’s main islands, a report said Thursday. Television footage showed the upturned hull of a small fishing boat in the Seto […]


Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Due to a lack of security agreements and codes of conduct, East Asian countries continue their naval arms race, increasing the risk of a military confrontation as rapidly expanding economies vie for scarce resources. The first of six Russian kilo-class […]


China mulls revamping military regions: Japan report

China mulls revamping military regions: Japan report

China is considering reorganizing its seven military regions into five in a bid to respond more swiftly to a crisis, the Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Wednesday. The news comes amid rising tensions over Beijing’s territorial claims in the […]


US welcomes deal on relocating air base in Japan

US welcomes deal on relocating air base in Japan

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Friday praised a decision by Japanese officials to allow the relocation of a US air base in Okinawa, calling it a “milestone” for relations with Tokyo. Hagel welcomed the approval of the long-delayed move of […]


Japan to boost military amid row with China

Japan to boost military amid row with China

Pacifist Japan will adopt new defence guidelines next week paving the way for its military to respond more quickly and forcefully to perceived threats from China and North Korea, officials said Thursday. The government of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]


US Navy deploys new surveillance aircraft to Japan

US Navy deploys new surveillance aircraft to Japan

The US Navy has deployed sophisticated surveillance aircraft to Japan, officials said Monday, amid rising tension over China’s territorial claims in the region. Two P-8A Poseidon patrol jets departed Jacksonville, Florida on Friday and arrived later at Kadena air base […]


US flies B-52 bombers in China’s air defense zone

US flies B-52 bombers in China’s air defense zone

Two US B-52 bombers flew over a disputed area of the East China Sea without informing Beijing, US officials said Tuesday, challenging China’s bid to create an expanded “air defense zone.” The unarmed aircraft took off from Guam on Monday […]


 
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