Apr 10, 2014

Japan, China navy chiefs set to meet for talks

The chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is expected to meet China’s top naval officer during a trip to attend an international symposium later this month, a Japanese government source has said. The meeting of Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the MSDF’s chief of staff, and ...

China, South Korea lash out at Japan diplomacy paper

Apr 5, 2014

China, South Korea lash out at Japan diplomacy paper

China and South Korea on Friday lashed out at a Japanese foreign relations report that stood firm on territorial claims that have put Tokyo on a collision course with its Asian neighbors. An angry South Korea summoned Japan’s ambassador in response to the annual ...

Mar 30, 2014

Sasebo likely to host SDF marines

The new amphibious unit being formed by the Self-Defense Forces will likely be based in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, according to Defense Ministry officials. The ministry has opened talks with the Sasebo Municipal Government on the plan, the officials said. It calls for the new ...