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 ...

Cut-out enthusiast fills niche face first

May 18, 2015

Cut-out enthusiast fills niche face first

Are you the type to put your face in a goofy head-in-a-hole board for a photo at a tourist spot, or do you think such antics are child’s play and give them a miss? Company employee Tomoyuki Shioya, 32, is obsessed to the point ...

Japan's first international defense show opens in Yokohama

May 13, 2015

Japan's first international defense show opens in Yokohama

Japan’s first-ever international defense trade show kicked off in Yokohama on Wednesday, attracting more than 100 exhibitors as the country aims to ramp up its global security role. In opening remarks at the three-day MAST Asia 2015 defense conference on maritime security at Pacifico ...