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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 […]


China will not stop increasing military spending: media

China will not stop increasing military spending: media

Chinese state-run media said Thursday the nation’s defence budget would keep expanding but was not evidence of a mounting threat, after the government announced a 12.2 percent rise for 2014. “China has no intention of overturning the current international security […]


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 […]


 
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