Hostages in limbo as deadline passes

Jan 23, 2015

Hostages in limbo as deadline passes

The presumed 72-hour deadline for paying the exorbitant ransom demanded by the Islamic State group apparently expired at 2:50 p.m. Friday without any hint about what would happen to the two Japanese hostages in its grasp. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the No. 2 ...

Stealth tech no given in Japanese sub deal

| Jan 18, 2015

Stealth tech no given in Japanese sub deal

Retired Vice Admiral Masao Kobayashi commanded Japan’s submarine fleet from 2007 to 2009. In a recent interview in Tokyo with The Japan Times, when asked to explain one of the country’s most tightly guarded military secrets, he seemed reflective. Kobayashi pointed to the ceiling ...

Southern All Stars take swipe at Abe

Jan 7, 2015

Southern All Stars take swipe at Abe

Shinzo Abe appeared to be in a good mood at Yokohama Arena on the night of Dec. 28. Dressed in a casual gray sweater and black trousers, the 60-year-old prime minister and his wife, Akie, were taking in a performance by the Southern All ...