Onodera, Hagel worry ADIZ may trigger conflict

Nov 28, 2013

Onodera, Hagel worry ADIZ may trigger conflict

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday shared their “strong concern” about China’s establishment of an air defense identification zone over the East China Sea, saying it could lead to a confrontation. “We agreed that China’s one-sided action could ...

Japan, U.S. agree to beef up cybersecurity

Oct 3, 2013

Japan, U.S. agree to beef up cybersecurity

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirmed Thursday in Tokyo their cooperation in fighting cyberattacks and handling tensions over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. During their talks at the Defense Ministry, Onodera and Hagel also welcomed an ...

Aug 21, 2013

Japan, U.S. defense chiefs may meet in Brunei

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera is arranging to meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Aug. 28 on the sidelines of ASEAN-related meetings in Brunei, a government source said Wednesday. The Japanese and U.S. defense chiefs are expected to discuss a review of bilateral ...

Allies once again vow to be tough with North Korea

Jun 3, 2013

Allies once again vow to be tough with North Korea

Japan, the U.S. and South Korea have vowed again to work together to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile development and other recent provocations. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin shared the view during talks ...

Jun 3, 2013

China affirms tough territorial stance

A top Chinese military official said Sunday that Beijing will not compromise on its claims to contested isles in the East and South China seas, despite its willingness to engage in discussions. “We should put aside disputes . . . and seek solutions through ...