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 ...