Exploring the realm of Lewchew

Jan 18, 2014

Exploring the realm of Lewchew

by Stephen Mansfield

When I told the Japanese woman with whom I’d struck up a conversation in central Tokyo’s very handy Haneda airport that I was flying to Lewchew, she looked puzzled. The invading Japanese, struggling with the Chinese reading of the characters, pronounced the name of ...

U.S. Army seeks bigger Pacific role

Dec 30, 2013

U.S. Army seeks bigger Pacific role

by Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Approaching from the Hawaii coast, the mosquito-shaped helicopter buzzed around the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie twice before swooping toward the landing pad. The U.S. Navy crew on the deck crouched, the helmeted faces betraying more than routine concern as the aircraft, flown by ...

Dec 28, 2013

Hail to the governor: U.S. stoked by Futenma OK

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel has praised Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima’s decision to allow the relocation of the Futenma air base to move forward, calling it a “milestone” for relations with Japan. Hagel on Friday welcomed the approval of the long-delayed transfer of U.S. Marine ...