Jan 12, 2016

MSDF ready to 'police' incursions near Senkaku Islands, Suga says

The Abe administration is ready to mobilize the Maritime Self-Defense Force for “a maritime policing operation” if a foreign warship enters Japanese territorial waters and its navigation does not constitute “innocent passage” under international law, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. “This (policy) ...

Japan slams North Korean 'H-bomb' test

Jan 6, 2016

Japan slams North Korean 'H-bomb' test

The government slammed North Korea on Wednesday after it apparently conducted another nuclear test, its fourth, which involved what Pyongyang described as a powerful hydrogen bomb. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced the action as “a grave threat to the safety of our country.” There ...