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During his just-concluded state visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron tried to position the Dassault Rafale multirole fighter jet as the frontrunner in the competition to provide the Indian Air Force with 36 new combat aircraft. He failed, but this did not prevent France from bolstering its strategic ...
“Carl Vinson operated with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force last year, and we are doing so again this year.” ... The U.S. has also criticized the Chinese militarization of its South China Sea islands, fearing the outposts could be used to restrict free movement in the waterway — which includes vital sea ...

“My view on that is both those, land reclamation and the militarization, cause angst within the region. And the angst that it causes is really because of lack of transparency,” Sawyer said. “It's not quite clear what's going to happen down there. And I think that angst and that lack of transparency is potentially ...
Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization ... Nearly half of the 50,000 U.S. troops stationed in Japan are based in Okinawa's islands, where locals have been forced to tolerate an American military footprint that has included prostitution, environmental ...
He says the increasing militarization on the ground and the clear lack of unity on the Security Council “fundamentally changed the circumstances for the effective exercise” of his role as mediator. Annan had proposed a six-point plan calling for a cessation of combat and a political transition. But the plan is ...
Both Koreas consider the two islands and their surrounding rocks—known collectively as Dokdo in Korean, Takeshima in Japanese and the Liancourt ... Japan's denial of wrongdoing during its imperial past with Korea has created bitterness between the two countries, as has Seoul's militarization of the ...

Since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-took office in 2012, under the flag of the so-called "active pacifism," Japan is, in many people's eyes, sliding further and further down the dangerous road of remilitarization. From lifting ban on collective self-defense right to forced passage of the controversial ...
GOTEMBA, Japan — The Japanese soldiers jumped out of the jeeps, unloaded the antitank missiles and dropped to the ground. .... Liberals continue to oppose a military buildup in Japan, but some analysts say younger people don't understand the dangerous stakes of tilting toward militarism.
It also supplements Vietnam's concurrent deepening in defense ties with other U.S. security partners in the region, including Japan and India. ... The common concern propelling such security cooperation is China, and specifically its massive reclamation and militarization activities in the South China Sea.
China's militarization in the South China Sea is intolerable. However, matching military with more military is simply foolish. In 2016, the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces' (JGSDF) coastal surveillance unit was permanently installed on Yonaguni Island. Now, in addition to Miyako and Ishigaki Islands, the ...
The official identified Russia and China as revisionist powers forcing a shift in the regional status quo, citing Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and Beijing's militarization of outposts in disputed areas of the South China Sea. China has overlapping territorial claims with Brunei, Malaysia, the ...
The United States and its allies oppose China's building of artificial islands in the South China Sea and their militarization, given concerns Beijing plans to use them to deny access to strategic routes. “It's completely normal for China to conduct peaceful construction and build essential defense equipment ...
American diplomacy and military bandwidth can be devoted to countering China's militarization of the South China Sea and its broader economic and political strategy to turn our Pacific and East Asian allies into vassals of Beijing. In the future, Trump and his diplomats won't have to spend their meetings ...
During a press conference after a Security Consultative Committee ("2+2") meeting, Tillerson disclosed that he, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, ... action that would undermine Japan's administration of the highly contested islands as well as "militarization activity in the South China Sea," he said.
That caption said: “53.9% of the Japanese public support using force against North Korea.” The Japan Times on Friday requested an immediate correction for the headline and video caption via Newsweek's correction page but had not received a response as of Friday evening. Jiji's poll, published Nov.
Washington is militarizing the Asia-Pacific, “pumping” weapons and kit into Japan and South Korea in an “absolutely disproportionate” response to the North ... Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister, was speaking to reporters after hosting his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, on Friday in Moscow.
A joint statement, "Hope for Peace in Northeast Asia," signed by 21 Korean and 15 Japanese bishops, was signed on the last day of their annual exchange meeting held November 14-16 in Kirishima city, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. A senior Beijing envoy, Song Tao, who heads the ruling Chinese ...

In recent years, China's militarization efforts in the South China Sea took center stage in discussions at regular meetings between leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its partners such as the United States, Japan and China. But ASEAN members took a softer approach on the issue at ...
Citing the threats from nuclear-armed North Korea and “the rest of the Northwest Pacific” — likely an allusion to China — Bannon said this path is “the natural evolution of Japan to kind of regain its military strength. “It's a fairly dangerous time,” he added. “And it's just logical that the Japanese now would start ...
... Korea, China, Japan and the US in the context of further militarization of the Korean Peninsula, this is an extremely timely and important film.
During his recent 12-day trip to Asia, including stops in Japan, South ... from escalatory actions [and] the militarization of disputed features.
"He raised concerns about the construction and militarization of outposts in ... visits to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
The arming of South Korea and Japan may upset the balance of power on ... and Japanese counterparts may lead Asia into dangerous waters.
Despite the denials by the Japanese Abe government, Fukushima ... of Japan's nuclear plants and oppose militarization of Japan including the ...
“The people of Japan, South Korea and United States oppose war. ... fear and encourage right-wing groups that call for Japan's militarization, ...
... Japan's possible re-militarization, trade and China's growing power, ... a change from Japanese and U.S. policy since the end of World War II ...
“We remain concerned about tensions in the South China Sea, in particular those caused by land reclamation and militarization of disputed ...
In a sudden election marred by heavy rain, Japanese people flocked to ... On one hand, the argument is to allow Japan to militarize and provide ...
The U.S. recently returned some of the land to Japan, but under the ... by the increased militarization, but by the Japanese government as well.
This weekend, the Japanese prime minister's Liberal Democratic Party ... likely it is that Japan will take bold new steps toward re-militarization, ...
Following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent electoral victory, ... to the narratives driving militarization in each country respectively.
31 (Xinhua) -- Japan's defense ministry is seeking a record-high budget of 5.26 ... "My advise to the Japanese public is 'don't believe the hype. ... have persistently called for Japan to rein in its plans for militarization as they are ...
Since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-took office in 2012, under the flag of the so-called "active pacifism," Japan is, in many people's ...
In trying to figure out what to do about North Korea's growing capacity to wage nuclear war, it has been easy to factor out the role and position ...
TOKYO -- Amid the growing North Korean threat, Japanese Prime Minister ... The duo will also discuss the Chinese militarization of the South ...
In early August 2017, Japan lodged a protest with China over its gas ... boat and a Japanese patrol boat in waters surrounding the disputed islands. ... So far, the militarization of the sea by China and Japan is mainly linked to ...
The launch set off warnings in the northern part of Japan, and people ... Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Trump talked about it on ... in 2015 over concerns about the "militarization" of the police response to ...
Tokyo Boogie-Woogie outlines the contested space of Japanese popular ... Culturally, Japan had a tradition of considering music of the masses as vulgar ... militarization, the US occupation, and the changes in the Japanese ...
HONG KONG – In Japan as in China, there is a tradition of officials being ... Chinese analyses of Japanese officials often take into consideration the ... China Sea, including the construction and militarization of artificial islands, ...
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's launch of a missile ... in World War II, Japan has chosen to avoid militarization as much as possible, ... Nonetheless, the Japanese themselves and their neighbors are fully ...
Top U.S. and Japanese officials discuss North Korea, the East China ... Korea, and the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance and defense cooperation. ... including the reclamation and militarization of disputed features, that alter ...
Hong Kong (CNN) The US, Australia and Japan have promised to continue ... his Australian and Japanese counterparts, the three officials "expressed ... of the South China Sea, and has heavily militarized some islands in the ...
8 (Xinhua) -- Japan's cabinet approved a defense white paper for 2017 on ... China's normal maritime activities to justify Japan's own militarization. ... enacted and allow Japanese forces to fight abroad, claiming that the laws ...
6 (Jiji Press)—Japanese Foreign Minister Kōno Tarō expressed deep concerns on Sunday over China's island-building and militarization in the ...
Opinion: Japan a key consideration in tension over North Korea ... in World War II, Japan has chosen to avoid militarization as much as possible, ... Nonetheless, the Japanese themselves and their neighbors are fully aware of ...
What are British interests in relation to Japan and Japanese ... the South China Sea and is concerned by the militarization of islands created or ...
Germany pulled out of international organizations and tore up treaties with cynical abandon, dismantling or emasculating the structures of international cooperation erected after World War I and freeing the way for rogue states like Italy and Japan to ...
"To watch the increased militarization of what should be Officer Friendly," she said, "they are confronting people who are not armed with weapons, but armed with burning sage and songs and prayer.
However, US operations in the South China Sea do insert risk and uncertainty into China's thinking over its continued unrestrained militarization and moves to dominate the region - by raising the possibility the Americans might finally bite back ...
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday addressed the members of Japanese media, through video conference, during an event on Kashmir organised by Pakistani and Kashmiri Diaspora at the Tokyo Press Club, ...


 

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