Dec 1, 2013

No change in China air zone airline policy

Defense Minister Itsunori Ono­de­ra indicates that Tokyo won’t change its stance on urging Japanese airlines not to submit their flight plans as requested by China for its new air defense identification zone over the East China Sea.

No Chinese jets scrambled: Japan

Nov 30, 2013

No Chinese jets scrambled: Japan

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera denies China's claim it scrambled fighter jets in response to Self-Defense Forces aircraft entering its new air defense zone.

Abe touts women in first Kennedy meeting

Nov 20, 2013

Abe touts women in first Kennedy meeting

New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the first time Wednesday in a courtesy visit, and Abe took the opportunity to highlight one pet initiative — promoting the status of women in male-dominated Japan. Abe had his two female ministers, ...