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US backs Japan as China tensions soar on air zone

US backs Japan as China tensions soar on air zone

The United States on Monday joined ally Japan in vowing not to recognize China’s declaration of an air defense zone over much of the East China Sea, a move that has sharply escalated tensions. China and Japan each summoned the […]


Japan military drills missiles on Pacific gateway

Japan military drills missiles on Pacific gateway

Japanese soldiers practised surface-to-ship missile drills Monday on an island at the gateway to the Pacific, as part of a huge military exercise that has unsettled China. The practice in Okinawa was part of 18-day war games which Japan began […]


Patriot delivers another flawless performance in Japan test firings

Patriot delivers another flawless performance in Japan test firings

The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) has successfully completed yet another series of test firings of Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System at McGregor Range, N.M. The Annual Service Practice included target engagement and firings of Patriot in stressing […]


US, Japan Agree to Expand Security, Defense Cooperation

US, Japan Agree to Expand Security, Defense Cooperation

In a joint statement today, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic and military leaders agreed to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops […]


Japan Plans Airborne Warning and Control System Upgrade

Japan Plans Airborne Warning and Control System Upgrade

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of an E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Mission Computing Upgrade (MCU) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated […]


American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment. The […]


Four China ships in disputed zone: report

Four China ships in disputed zone: report

Four Chinese coastguard ships on Friday entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, according to a report. Jiji press said the ships entered waters around Uotsurijima, one of the five […]


Japan eyes defence budget increase, Marines-like unit

Japan eyes defence budget increase, Marines-like unit

Japan’s defence ministry is looking for its biggest budget hike in two decades, partly to create a Marines-like force, it revealed Friday, as neighbors fret about Tokyo’s rising assertiveness. Military bosses want more than 4.8 trillion yen ($49 billion) — […]


China will defend its maritime rights: defense minister

China will defend its maritime rights: defense minister

Military relations between China and the United States are steadily improving but Beijing remains determined to defend its maritime rights, the country’s defense minister said Monday during a US visit. Although General Chang Wanquan and his US counterpart, Pentagon chief […]


 
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