Japan has 'no plan' to dispatch ships

Nov 3, 2015

Japan has 'no plan' to dispatch ships

Japan plans to collaborate with the U.S. following the recent patrol by a warship in the South China Sea but is far more concerned with what's going on in the East China Sea.

Oct 23, 2015

Japan seeks cut in host-nation support for U.S. forces

Japan is seeking a major reduction in its host-nation financial support for U.S. forces stationed in Japan, but Washington reportedly hopes Tokyo will ramp up its contribution in light of China’s military buildup, Japanese government sources said Friday. Japan, which has struggled to restore ...

Oct 16, 2015

U.S. duty on Japanese motorcycles to be lifted under TPP trade pact

The United States will remove a tariff levied on Japanese motorcycles with engine displacements of over 700 cc under the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. The 2.4 percent duty will be eliminated five years after the ...

TPP cements U.S.-Japan ties; Congress could undo pact

Oct 6, 2015

TPP cements U.S.-Japan ties; Congress could undo pact


The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement offers a major boost to the United States-Japan bilateral relationship and the promise of closer economic integration. It was agreed Monday after a marathon negotiating session in Atlanta. But while the mood in official Japan is one ...