Dec 10, 2016

U.S. to continue Osprey supply drills in Okinawa despite danger protests

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to continue supply transportation drills involving Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft around Camp Hansen in the village of Ginoza, Okinawa Prefecture, despite protests from local communities. “It is necessary to continue conducting this type of training to maintain proficiency,” the Marine ...

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

Dec 8, 2016

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month — but he won’t be. In 1951, then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida made a brief visit during a ...

Abe, Trump to meet in U.S. around Jan. 27: source

Dec 6, 2016

Abe, Trump to meet in U.S. around Jan. 27: source

Japan and the United States are arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President-elect Donald Trump to meet in the U.S. around Jan. 27, just a week after Trump’s inauguration as president, a source close to bilateral relations said Tuesday. Abe and Trump held ...

Dec 5, 2016

Japan, South Korea, U.S. to hold meeting on North Dec. 13

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that the country will hold a trilateral meeting with Japan and the United States in Seoul on Dec. 13 to discuss North Korea issues. The meeting, which follows on from a meeting in Tokyo on June 1, will ...

Dec 3, 2016

U.S. allies hope for best as they reach out to Trump

America’s closest partners are putting a brave face on Donald Trump’s surprise election win while reaching out to try to shape his worldview and to preserve traditional alliances. Allies were rattled by Trump’s nationalist campaign rhetoric and by the haphazard way he has approached ...