National / Politics Dec 24, 2014

Defense Minister Eto to decline post in new Cabinet: sources

Defense Minister Akinori Eto will decline an offer to retain his position in the post-election Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sources at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Tuesday, adding former defense chief Gen Nakatani is seen as a likely replacement. Abe is expected ...

National Nov 19, 2014

Eto to visit Myanmar to join first talks with ASEAN defense ministers

Defense Minister Akinori Eto will meet his ASEAN counterparts in Myanmar for the first gathering of its kind between Tokyo and the 10-nation bloc, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. During the meeting on Wednesday, Eto will likely discuss cooperation in maritime security, humanitarian aid and ...

Japan asks China to move forward on maritime hotline

National / Politics Nov 11, 2014

Japan asks China to move forward on maritime hotline

Japan has asked China to hold talks soon on the launch of a maritime crisis management mechanism after their leaders agreed to work together to avert unforeseen events in and around the Senkaku Islands, Defense Minister Akinori Eto said Tuesday. "Our hope is that we ...