Abe wins battle to broaden defense policy

Jul 1, 2014

Abe wins battle to broaden defense policy

by Ayako Mie

The administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe authorizes a reinterpretation of war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution, allowing Japan for the first time since World War II to come to the aid of an ally under attack.

Jun 2, 2014

Tokyo, Hanoi unite on defense ties

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Vietnamese counterpart, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, agreed Sunday to strengthen defense cooperation amid alarm in both countries over China’s maritime assertiveness in the East China and South China seas. “We need to send a joint message among parties ...

Japan, Myanmar to boost defense ties

May 29, 2014

Japan, Myanmar to boost defense ties

Japan’s military chief, Gen. Shigeru Iwasaki, met with Myanmar President Thein Sein on Wednesday, with Japanese diplomats saying they reaffirmed the two countries’ goals of enhancing defense cooperation and exchanges at every level. The details of their talks in Naypyitaw, the country’s administrative capital, ...