• Kyodo


The U.S. Air Force has flown 14 F-22 stealth fighters to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Friday.

The arrival of the latest model of stealth fighters follows North Korea’s nuclear test on Jan. 6 and the victory of Tsai Ing-wen, an independence-leaning opposition leader, in Taiwan’s presidential election last Saturday. China regards the self-ruled democratic island as a renegade province.

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