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Pentagon Conducts Latest Successful Test of US-Japan Interceptor

The U.S. military on Tuesday successfully conducted a test of a new ballistic-missile interceptor system, which is being co-developed with Japan. The launch marks the...

Japan mulling purchase of 100 F-35 US stealth fighters

TOKYO: Japan is considering buying up to 100 F-35 stealth fighters from the US for more than US$8.8 billion as it seeks to counter...

US-Japan Advance New Amphibious Capability

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) became the first U.S. Navy ship in the 7th Fleet to conduct amphibious operations with...

North Korea still ‘serious and imminent threat’: Japan

North Korea still poses a "serious and imminent threat", Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since an outbreak of diplomacy on...

Airmen, F-35 Jets Return from Japan Deployment

Airmen and F-35A aircraft from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing returned here May 4-5 following a six-month deployment...

Test of US-Japanese missile interceptor fails again

A test of a US missile interceptor failed in Hawaii on Wednesday (Jan 31), a defence official said, marking the second such unsuccessful attempt...

Tokyo simulates first military attack since WWII amid North Korea threat

Hundreds of Tokyo residents scrambled for cover Monday (Jan 22) in the Japanese capital's first evacuation drill for a military attack since World War...

Japan tracks Chinese frigate near disputed isles

Japan said Thursday (Jan 11) it was tracking a Chinese frigate in waters surrounding islands in the East China Sea, the first such incursion...

Likelihood Of “Preemptive War” With North Korea Grows, Warns US Lawmaker

A top Republican lawmaker warned Sunday that the United States moves closer to preemptive war with North Korea every time Pyongyang carries out a...

US, South Korea begin largest-ever joint air drill

The US and South Korea on Monday kicked off their largest ever joint air exercise, an operation North Korea has labeled an "all-out provocation",...