Jun 17, 2016

Kishida 'concerned' about China's moves around Japan waters

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday expressed concern about “escalating” moves by Chinese navy ships following repeated entries into or near Japanese territorial waters in the past week. On Thursday, the Defense Ministry said a Chinese navy ship sailed into an area near Kitadaito ...

May 1, 2016

Jobs help sink Japan's sub bid


In the end the government was not prepared to pay the biggest political cost of all, which is domestic electoral consequences of any decision that laid waste to still more manufacturing jobs in the state of South Australia.

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Apr 26, 2016

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Australia announced Tuesday that French company DCNS has beat out bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia’s largest-ever defense contract. DCNS, Germany’s ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were in the running to build 12 ...