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 ...

Singapore foreign minister stresses rule of law in South China Sea

Apr 26, 2016

Singapore foreign minister stresses rule of law in South China Sea

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called for enhanced cooperation between Southeast Asian states and Japan to maintain the rule of law at sea amid China’s rising assertiveness in the South China Sea. “Japan and other regional stakeholders need to work together with ASEAN to ...