Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Nov 20, 2014

Japan, ASEAN hold regional security talks in Myanmar

Defense Minister Akinori Eto on Wednesday discussed cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief with Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Myanmar. The gathering in Bagan, central Myanmar, was the first of its kind to boost security ties between Tokyo and ...

Oct 24, 2014

China criticizes new U.S. missile defense radar in Kyoto

The United States is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defense radar in Japan, according to an official in Beijing. “Neighboring countries pushing forward the deployment of anti-missile systems in the Asia-Pacific and seeking unilateral security is not beneficial to ...

Oct 23, 2014

Defense guideline revamp faces delay until April, U.S. says

A senior U.S. government official has suggested that the U.S. and Japanese governments may postpone finalizing new defense cooperation guidelines until next April, months after the current year-end deadline. The official said the U.S. military sees the need for further consultation between Tokyo and ...