Japanese shipbuilders seek to regain edge lost to China, South Korea

Sep 29, 2014

Japanese shipbuilders seek to regain edge lost to China, South Korea

In a bid to compete better against their Chinese and South Korean rivals, some major Japanese shipbuilders are moving to expand production abroad while others are focusing on offering high-value-added ships, such as vessels with a small environmental footprint. Until 1999, Japanese yards produced ...

Mar 29, 2014

Senkaku isles menaced anew by China ships

Three Chinese coast guard vessels intruded Saturday into territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard reported. The incursion was the seventh this year. The most recent had been on March 15. The Japanese-controlled islets, which are ...

U.S. warship crosses Bosphorus toward Black Sea

Mar 8, 2014

U.S. warship crosses Bosphorus toward Black Sea

A United States warship crossed Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait Tuesday, headed toward the Black Sea, as tensions simmer over Ukraine’s Crimea region. A coast guard boat was seen escorting the guided-missile destroyer, the USS Truxtun. The U.S. Navy said in a statement Thursday that the ...

MSDF ships make first port call in Myanmar

Oct 1, 2013

MSDF ships make first port call in Myanmar

Maritime Self-Defense Force training vessels on a round-the-world voyage arrive in Myanmar on Monday for a five-day mission, marking the first-ever port call by an MSDF vessel to the country.

Tokyo to build new wharf for big liners

Sep 26, 2013

Tokyo to build new wharf for big liners

by Masaaki Kameda

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will build a new wharf that can handle large cruise ships to bring more tourists to the capital, Gov. Naoki Inose said. “The economic impact brought by cruise ships is huge as the passengers go sightseeing and shopping in the ...