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Nowhere is this truer than in Asia, where long-standing U.S. strategic engagement, backed up by the world's most advanced military, has maintained the balance of power for decades. Trump's signature Asia policy - his pledge to stop North Korea's ...
Hong Kong - Grueling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial ...
Abe said in a speech in Kobe city on Saturday he planned to submit a proposal for the first ever amendment of Japan's post-World War Two Constitution during an extraordinary session of parliament that will be convened later this year, Japan's main ...
This isolated Pacific outpost was attacked the day after Pearl harbor but a mixed forces of US Marines, Sailors and civilian workers managed to fend off the first landing attempt by the Japanese on December 11, sinking two destroyers and damaging a ...
WASHINGTON - Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.
Ichikawa demands to know "the name of any historian" who describe Japanese military "comfort women" system as a form of human trafficking, implying that ...
I read and appreciated Nick Faitos' letter to the editor (Register-Pajaronian, June 1) in which he reminded us of what happened to the Japanese-American population following Japan's attack on Pearl harbor in terms of civil rights violations, the hatred ...
The Japanese consul general in Atlanta is urging the Brookhaven City Council to back off its decision to accept a "comfort women" memorial that honors women ...
Brussels - European Union leaders launched their the most ambitious defense plan for decades Thursday, agreeing on a multibillion-Euro weapons fund, shared financing for battle groups and allowing a coalition of the willing to conduct more missions ...
The notebook said he had been conscripted into the Imperial Japanese army in 1938 and served in China. He was discharged in 1944 but was conscripted again into the Okinawa Defense Corps.
Brussels - Some 56,000 chemical weapons abandoned by the defunct Imperial Japanese military during and after World War II have been found at over 90 locations in China, and about 46,000 of them were confirmed to have been destroyed, the Organization ...
U.S. and Japanese ships are already equipped with earlier versions of the SM-3 interceptor and Aegis technology to track ballistic missiles.
BETHESDA, Md., June 22, 2017 - A group of about 23 middle school-aged military children observed cutting-edge military medical science during a June 3-4 workshop held at the Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences here. During the ...
Moon has said many South Koreans did not accept a deal reached by his conservative predecessor, Park Geun-hye, and Abe in 2015 to resolve the issue of Korean "comfort women" forced to work in the Japanese military's wartime brothels. "Japan does not ...
But obstacles exist to fostering closer ties between the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and South Korean military. The two countries have yet to even begin talks on an acquisition and cross-servicing agreement that would authorize logistics support and ...
Attending will be the entire 300-member crew of the Fitzgerald as well as other destroyers and cruisers, high-ranking military officers and members of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. "I don't know who's going to speak, but let's just say some ...
Yokota Air Base, Japan - The U.S. military is pushing ahead with a rebalance of military forces to the Pacific first signaled by former President Barack Obama in 2011, experts say.
analysts said he appeared to have been angry over Vietnam's recent efforts to promote strategic cooperation with the United States and Japan. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently visited those two countries in quick succession, and the Vietnamese ...
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan - A number of groups across U.S. bases in Japan have stepped up to assist sailors from the USS Fitzgerald after seven of the ship's crew members were killed last weekend in a collision off the Japanese coast. Many of the ...
A series of incidents - including the theft of an M16 in 2014 and numerous attempts to board civilian aircraft carrying live ammunition this year - have raised concerns the U.S.
ABUROC, South Sudan - Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms. He and his family were among tens of thousands of people who escaped a wave of fighting in South Sudan's civil war, only to find themselves living in a filthy camp near ...
By Keiichiro Azuma / Yomiuri Shimbun CorrespondentBEIJING - China's Defense Ministry announced Sunday that its navy will conduct a joint military exercise with the Russian Navy in mid-September in the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk. The drill has ...
Moscow - The Russian army on Friday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.
Howe, a 2017 Red Wing high school graduate, gained acceptance into each academy - the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S.
"I demand the government of Japan stop human rights violations, and respect the Okinawan people's will against the construction of new U.S.
Now, after three failed attempts, Japanese lawmakers have heeded those same instincts - while civil liberties advocates and opposition leaders cry foul.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is set to announce curbs on U.S. firms doing business with the Cuban military and tighter rules on travel to the island Friday, as he moves to roll back an opening initiated by Barack Obama.
The U.S. took most of its documents after returning control of the hotel to Japan following the end of the military occupation in 1952.
Editor's Note: This story was submitted by a reader. To submit a story or photograph to be considered for publication in The Chronicle, send information to ...
MARAWI, Philippines - The Philippine military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers on Thursday, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in a southern city.
Tokyo, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Japanese defense firms concluded a three-day arms show this week at which cutting edge, home-grown and overseas military technology was showcased to enhance and promote military ties that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is ... held ...
While admirals from foreign navies expressed interest at the conference in adopting Japanese technology, strict guidelines limit defense equipment cooperation to cases deemed by the government to contribute to international peace or Japan's own security.
This likely made McNamara a regular at the bar, where a Japanese bartender would have refilled his bottle. Ohta then contacted the Yokohama city library's reference room, where an employee found McNamara's name in a military phonebook at the National ...
Investigation prompted by concern over government pressure on country's media over issues such as Fukushima and WW2.
Photography at military facilities in China such as ports, as well as at bridges and structures near the North Korean border, could be perceived as an act of espionage.
In spite of the article, Japan went on to establish the SDF in 1954, building it into one of the most advanced armed forces in the world.
While Japan's defense role is still a sensitive issue for other Asian countries that still have bitter memories of Japanese wartime aggression, a greater contribution by the country is welcome as the region now faces common challenges such as North ...
... his crew flew over Japan because he didn't really have time to think about anything other than navigation and concentrating on finding and hitting targets.
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to make stronger defense ties with Southeast Asian states a key pillar of Japan's bolstered security posture, he is aggressively courting the establishment of new industrial-military relationships with these ...
Visitors look at the booth of brahmos, the India-Russia joint venture, during " MAST Asia", Japan's international arms exhibit, supported by Japanese government, in Chiba, near Tokyo, Monday, June 12, 2017. The three-day exhibit, second since Japan's ...
This poll reflects their negative assessment of the mid-May meeting between Moon Hee-sang, representative of South Korean president Moon Jae-in, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It also reflects what the Abe administration wants for its ...
NAHA - Ahead of this week's trip to Geneva to address the United Nations Human Rights Council about perceived Japanese government abuses, Hiroji Yamashiro, chairman of the Okinawa peace Action Center, has described himself as a "prisoner of conscience ...
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers flew a 10-hour mission Thursday from Guam through the disputed South China Sea in an operation with a navy ...
Several US military aircraft, including Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and F/A-18 fighter jets, had to make emergency landings on the same day at various bases on the ...
The Associated Press TORONTO (AP) - Canada's defense chief announced Wednesday that the country plans to sharply increase its military budget following pressure from the Trump administration to bolster spending. Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said ...
San Diego (Tribune News Service) - conservative activists are calling for Defense Secretary James Mattis to reverse policy on transgender people in the U.S.
The imprisoned founder of the Japanese Red army admits her efforts to bring revolution to Japan in the 1970s and '80s ended in failure but she remains optimistic that public protest can check government moves to alter the pacifist Constitution.
Caracas - It was 10 a.m. and the newly promoted lieutenant was already sweating under his plastic face shield and black flak jacket.
They interpret the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan joining the USS Carl Vinson off the coast of Japan - putting two carriers near the Korean Peninsula - as a sign that the US military is ready to attack North Korea at any time with ...


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