Aug 25, 2015

Japan says Russian official's suicide remark 'unproductive'

Japan’s top government spokesman on Tuesday expressed his displeasure over a high-ranking Russian official’s Twitter posting in which he used a word for ritual suicide once practiced in Japan after Tokyo criticized the Russian prime minister’s visit to a disputed island. “I was surprised. ...

Aug 8, 2015

Japan, U.S. to conduct military drill for regaining remote island

Japan and the United States will conduct a joint military drill for regaining a remote island from late August through early September in California, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff Office said Friday. About 1,100 members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces — 360 members of the ...

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

Aug 5, 2015

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to China on Wednesday over its land reclamation in the South China Sea and the “militarization” of its disputed waters. Kerry made the remarks to Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Kuala Lumpur on the sidelines of ...