Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Dec 9, 2013

Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday as Washington sought to defuse tensions over controversial U.S. drone strikes and Islamabad's role in Afghanistan. In the first visit by a U.S. defence secretary in nearly four years, Hagel flew ...

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 trigger ...

Kerry, Hagel visit Chidorigafuchi to diminish Yasukuni

/ Oct 3, 2013

Kerry, Hagel visit Chidorigafuchi to diminish Yasukuni

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel laid flowers Thursday at Chidorigafuchi, the cemetery in Tokyo for the remains of unidentified Japanese who died overseas during World War II, in an apparent attempt to nudge Japan away from lionizing Yasukuni ...

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 agreement ...

/ 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 defense ...

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 Saturday ...

/ 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 dialogue ...