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Dispute islands ‘within scope’ of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Dispute islands ‘within scope’ of US-Japan alliance: Obama

The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo Wednesday. Obama, whose tour of Asia will also take […]


Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer. The nation’s armed forces, called the Self-Defence Forces, launched a squadron of four E-2C early warning […]


Japan defense chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

Japan defense chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

Japan’s defence minister said Sunday there have been an “abnormal” number of flights by Russian military aircraft close to Japanese islands in recent days. The country’s air defence force scrambled fighter jets for seven days in a row through Saturday […]


Japan orders to shoot down any new North Korean ballistic missile launches

Japan orders to shoot down any new North Korean ballistic missile launches

Japan has ordered a destroyer in the Sea of Japan to strike any ballistic missiles that may be launched by North Koreain the coming weeks after Pyongyang fired a Rodong medium-range missile over the sea, a government source said on […]


Hagel: US Sends 2 More Aegis Ships to Japan

Hagel: US Sends 2 More Aegis Ships to Japan

For reasons a senior defense official said included North Korean provocations, treaty commitments to Japan and U.S. national security interests, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today that the United States will send Japan two more Aegis-equipped ballistic-missile defense ships by […]


Japan Buys Thales Bushmasters

Japan Buys Thales Bushmasters

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has ordered four Bushmaster vehicles for deployment with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The vehicles, all troop carrier variants, will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Bendigo, Victoria in Australia, for delivery in […]


Japan lifts own blanket arms export ban

Japan lifts own blanket arms export ban

Japan on Tuesday lifted a self-imposed ban on weapons exports, introducing new rules covering the arms trade in a move supporters say will boost Tokyo’s global role, but which unnerved China. The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a […]


US Considers Military Relationships with China

US Considers Military Relationships with China

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said a military training relationship with China is possible as the U.S. strengthens its presence in the Asia-Pacific theater. Odierno met with leaders of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army last week […]


Japan draws up overhaul of arms-export ban

Japan draws up overhaul of arms-export ban

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has drawn up plans to overhaul the pacifist country’s self-imposed ban on arms exports, an official said Thursday, in a move that could anger China. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has delivered […]


 
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