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How France sank Japan's $40 billion Australian submarine dream

Apr 30, 2016

How France sank Japan's $40 billion Australian submarine dream

In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe looked to have all but sewn up a $40 billion submarine deal. Then French naval contractor DCNS hatched a bold and seemingly hopeless plan to crash the party. ...

Japan eyes deal to lease MSDF aircraft to Philippines from May

Apr 30, 2016

Japan eyes deal to lease MSDF aircraft to Philippines from May

Japan and the Philippines are set to clinch a deal next month on the provision of Maritime Self-Defense Force TC-90 training aircraft to the Southeast Asian country, officials of the two countries said Friday. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin ...

Wakamiya, former Asahi Shimbun editor-in-chief, dies at 68

Apr 29, 2016

Wakamiya, former Asahi Shimbun editor-in-chief, dies at 68

Yoshibumi Wakamiya, former editor-in-chief of the daily Asahi Shimbun, died Thursday on a trip to Beijing. He was 68. He was in the city to attend a two-day symposium on Japanese, Chinese and South Korean affairs until Friday. Wakamiya joined the Asahi Shimbun in ...