Jun 5, 2015

Tokyo, Manila eye 'visiting forces' pact to rein in China

Visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Friday that Manila and Tokyo will start discussions on signing a “visiting forces agreement” that could allow Japan to use bases there to refuel aircraft and vessels. “We will be initiating all the diplomatic requirements to come up ...

Japan, Malaysia agree to beef up defense cooperation

May 26, 2015

Japan, Malaysia agree to beef up defense cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, have pledged to advance defense and maritime cooperation. Speaking after a 50-minute summit Monday with Najib in Tokyo, Abe said they agreed to upgrade bilateral ties to a “strategic partnership” to boost cooperation on ...

May 22, 2015

Tokyo, Seoul make little progress in resolving UNESCO heritage feud

Japan and South Korea failed to find common ground Friday over Tokyo’s controversial proposal to have historical industrial sites put on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, a move Seoul is attempting to block as they include places where Koreans were forced to toil after being ...