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An official with the Russian foreign ministry referred questions about them to the defense ministry. The Russian defense ministry did not respond to Reuters questions about the casualties and about military operations in Syria. The Kremlin did not ...
Currently, this requires a substantial U.S. military presence in South Korea and Japan - but, of course, the less effort the United States needs to expend to secure its strategic interests, the better.
... the Guam-based B-1 bomber was conducting a series of training missions with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft.
Yet, she too was moving to Japan with no job opportunities in sight. She was discouraged, and I feared she may quickly become disillusioned.
Yet, she too was moving to Japan with no job opportunities in sight. She was discouraged, and I feared she may quickly become disillusioned.
The Japanese Embassy in the United States has held friendly events in the Japan U.S. military Program (JUMP) across the country since 2015.
Japan unveiled its second helicopter carrier, the Kaga, Wednesday, sending a message of military strength to China amid growing conflict over the South China Sea and other strategic waterways in Asia.
In Okinawa, different cities, towns and villages each have their own stipulated method for separating garbage, but as a result of the exclusive jurisdiction set forth in Article 3 of the U.S.
Kazianis: Japan is also in range of Chinese missile forces. If a Japan-China conflict were ever to occur, presumably Japanese and U.S. bases on Japanese territory would be in Beijing's crosshairs. What is the state of Japanese forces when it comes to ...
Japan's second big helicopter carrier, the Kaga, entered service on Wednesday, giving the nation's military greater ability to deploy beyond its shores as it pushes back against China's growing influence in Asia.
Tokyo, March 20 (Xinhua) -- A candidate staunchly opposed to the U.S. military using an island in the southwest of Japan for military activities won the Nishinoomote mayoral election, local media reported Monday. Shunsuke Yaita, 63, saw off challenges ...
Japan is building up its influence in the South China Sea, the most widely contested body of water in Asia, to curb Chinese expansion and garner support for its broader military as well as economic interests. In May, Japan will send its Izumo ...
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Moscow released a statement quoting Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu as saying on 20 March that "the plan of co-operation between the Russian and Japanese military departments includes more than 30 different ...
Peacekeepers in South Sudan are exempt from weapons crackdowns conducted by the military. The five Japanese are part of a 350-strong GSDF engineering contingent deployed on a U.N.
MANILA - The Philippines said Friday it will strengthen its military facilities on islands and shoals in the disputed South China Sea and announced initial plans to build a new port and pave an existing rough airstrip.
According to the ministry, South Sudanese troops detained the Japanese peacekeepers as part of a weapons search, unaware that U.N.
Longstanding tensions between South Korea and Japan have led South Korea to question Japan's efforts to build up its military in response to North Korean aggression. China is concerned ... to build on these. "Some of the things Trump and Tillerson have ...
During the Pacific war, the Formosa Air Battle that raged in October 1944 off the eastern coasts of the Ryukyu Islands, Formosa and Luzon pitted the Imperial Japanese navy Air Service against the U.S. Navy Third Fleet. At a Japanese frontline base in ...
Tokyo -- Japan and France will conduct full-scale joint military exercises in the western Pacific Ocean, likely in May, sources said.
His visit comes as U.S., South Korean and Japanese warships conduct military exercises off North Korea to test their ability to shoot down ballistic missiles, the U.S.
The 2017 Quadrennial Defence Review (QDR) also highlights the uncertainty over the future strategic direction of the United States in the region, the impact of Japan flexing its military capabilities and "conflict crisis" potential in the disputed ...
Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 2 in a committee meeting of the Diet (Japanese parliament) said that he will expand the country's defense budget to above 1 percent of GDP, pushing past what has previously been seen as the de ...
International forces are set to assess the situation of an oil tanker allegedly seized by Somali pirates on Monday, a U.S. defense official told USNI News on Tuesday.
While the Trump administration explores options, including use of military force, to counter North Korea's increasing threat, South Korean and Japanese experts see military options against North Korea as all-but-impossible. They say that any U.S ...
In the closing months of World War II, heavy losses and depleted fuel stocks kept many of Japan's remaining combat aircraft grounded and warships in port, awaiting an anticipated amphibious invasion.
In June 2016, a few weeks after an American working at another U.S. airbase was arrested for raping and murdering a Japanese woman, an estimated 65,000 people demonstrated in the Okinawan capital against U.S. military base expansion. The Okinawa ...
Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 2 in a committee meeting of the Diet (Japanese parliament) said that he will expand the country's defense budget to above 1 percent of GDP, pushing past what has previously been seen as the de ...
... in damages to residents over excessive noise from aircraft stationed at the Iwakuni base. The base is jointly used by the U.S.
China's announcement last week that it will spend 1.04 trillion yuan (about $152 billion) on defense just days after Japan scrambled jets in response to a Chinese military drill that saw fighters, bombers and early-warning aircraft fly through a key ...
China claims almost all the disputed waters of the South China Sea belong to Beijing and its growing military presence has fuelled concern in Japan and the West, with the US holding regular air and naval patrols to ensure freedom of navigation. The ...
Last week's coordinated launch of four intermediate-range missiles appeared intended to showcase the country's ability to fire multiple rockets simultaneously at U.S.
While it formally reverted to Japanese rule in 1972, Okinawa still hosts very nearly 75% of all US military bases located in Japan. Their origins lie in the US's WWII victory in the Battle of Okinawa, which claimed around 200,000 lives. Today, the ...
The December 2015 accord promised to "finally and irreversibly" resolve the issue of caring for women forced into Japanese military brothels before and during World War II. Abe and Park have also formed a united front in the face of North Korea's ...
Marine forces from Japan and the United States are conducting joint military exercises in the East China Sea amid an escalation of tensions in the region.
In December 2015, they reached an accord on dealing with the issue of comfort women, or those forced into Japanese military brothels before and during World War II. That accord promised to "finally and irreversibly" resolve the long-festering issue ...
The USS Barb performed what would be the only U.S. ground operation on the Japanese home islands. In the closing months of World War II, heavy losses and ...
WASHINGTON - the Pentagon faced a burgeoning scandal Friday after more pictures of naked female service members turned up on secret social media sites, apparently shared without their consent by male colleagues.
While it formally reverted to Japanese rule in 1972, Okinawa still hosts very nearly 75% of all US military bases located in Japan. Their origins lie in the US's WWII victory in the Battle of Okinawa, which claimed around 200,000 lives. Today, the ...
The two sides launched the drill earlier this week, involving Japanese destroyers and a U.S. Navy carrier strike group, the Sankei Shimbun daily and Kyodo News said, quoting unnamed Japanese and U.S. government sources. The Sankei said the drill was ...
FILE - Members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces arrive at the airport in Juba, South Sudan, Nov. 21, 2016. Japanese peacekeepers, with a broader mandate to use force, landed in South Sudan in the first such deployment of the country's troops overseas ...
Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers and the U.S. military's Carrier Strike Group 1, comprising the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, ...
If a military triumph lay beyond Tokyo's reach, the second two methods remained available in the Pacific. Japanese commanders could have husbanded resources, narrowing the force mismatch between the warring sides. They could have made the conflict ...
The Yomiuri Shimbun It is feared a draft statement on military research, compiled recently by a committee of the science Council of Japan (SCJ), will lead to universities curbing the progress of science and technology. Concerning any research deemed to ...
Hosting a military base is difficult in the best of circumstances, but some bases are more dangerous than others.
Tokyo - The Japanese and US navies are conducting joint exercises in the East China Sea as tension intensifies in the region following North Korea's missile tests, local media reported on Friday.
The Japanese military's comfort women policies are part of a category of history that a certain group of Japanese would like to forget, according to Alexis Dudden, a history professor at the University of Connecticut who specializes in modern Japan and ...
WASHINGTON - The House voted decisively Wednesday to approve a $578 billion spending bill that keeps the U.S. armed forces operating through September and sets the stage for substantial increases to the Pentagon's budget advocated by President ...
YOKOTA AB - For 17 years, the army & Air Force Exchange Service's You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life. Now, students who participated in the program as children are passing it on to another generation of military ...
Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said that she did not exclude a possibility for Japanese self-defence forces to strike "enemy bases.


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