Tag - arms



Japan Times
May 11, 2017
Pentagon agency sees 'important shortfalls' in North Korea ICBM quest, for now
North Korea must still overcome "important shortfalls" in developing a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile before it can field a weapon capable of hitting the U.S., according to the Pentagon's intelligence agency.
Japan Times
May 2, 2017
Trump says he'd be 'honored' to meet North Korea's Kim 'under the right circumstances'
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet with Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program if the circumstances were right.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 20, 2017
Tillerson likens Iran to North Korea threat, accuses Tehran of 'alarming provocations'
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilize countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy toward Tehran.
Apr 1, 2017
A treaty to ban nuclear weapons
Given Japan's decision to not participate in U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, the government should explain just how it intends to work toward its stated goal of making the world free of nuclear arms.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2017
Don't obstruct efforts to ban nuclear weapons
It is time for the so-called realists to get real about the existential dangers of a world brimming with nuclear weapons.
Feb 28, 2017
Time for a treaty to bring an end to nuclear danger
Japan should play an active role in building consensus in the negotiations toward the conclusion of a nuclear weapons treaty starting in late March.
Japan Times
Feb 27, 2017
North Korea spy agency runs arms operation out of Malaysia, U.N. says
It is in Kuala Lumpur's "Little India" neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office.
Jan 9, 2017
U.S. Defense Department shops around for Japanese commercial technologies
The Pentagon held a seminar in Tokyo in November for Japanese companies to study whether their technologies could be used to build U.S. military equipment.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2017
U.S. sees 'qualitative' improvement in North Korea's nuclear, missile capabilities
The United States said on Thursday North Korea had demonstrated a "qualitative" improvement in its nuclear and missile capabilities after an unprecedented level of tests last year, showing the needed to sustain pressure on Pyongyang to bring it back to disarmament negotiations.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2016
Kim bent on nuclear capability by 2017 and sanctions, China won't matter: key defector
A high-profile North Korean defector said Tuesday that top leader Kim Jong Un is determined to develop a nuclear weapons capability by next year and would not be dissuaded by economic incentives, South Korean media reported.
Dec 21, 2016
Japan will oppose South Sudan arms embargo, government source says
Japan will oppose a U.S.-backed draft U.N. Security Council resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, government sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2016
Yule be all aglow at traditional Notting Hill pub
A traditional English pub has been cloaked in more than 80 bright green Christmas trees while nearly 22,000 dazzling lights attract tourists and locals alike to the festive display in London.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2016
Beijing offers $14 million arms package to the Manila, Philippine defense chief says
China has offered to provide $14 million worth of small arms and fast boats to the Philippines for free, aiding President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and fighting terrorism, Manila's defense minister said Tuesday.
Oct 25, 2016
Japan may blacklist firms in China, elsewhere for aiding North Korea transactions
The government is considering blacklisting companies based in China or other countries known to be facilitating transactions with North Korea.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2016
Difficult choice on Japan's new stealth jet fighter looms over Tokyo air show
Faced with the growing North Korean threat and expanding Chinese power, Japan's defense and aerospace industry will use this week's air show in Tokyo to push the case to develop a highly advanced, and costly, stealth fighter jet.
Jul 19, 2016
Russian ammunition train derails on Sakhalin
Villagers were evacuated on Russia's Sakhalin island in the early hours of Tuesday when a train loaded with military ammunition came off the rails, local media reported.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 12, 2016
Column says Obama weighing declaration of 'no first use' nuclear policy
U.S. President Barack Obama is considering declaring a "no first use" policy for America's nuclear arsenal as part of a set of nuclear policy options he is expected to promote in his final six months in office, according to a column carried in the Monday edition of the Washington Post.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 7, 2016
Pope slams countries that talk of peace in Syria but supply arms
Pope Francis on Tuesday criticized countries that are arming the warring parties in Syria while speaking at the same time of peace.
Jul 1, 2016
Japan, Israel defense officials eye joint research on drones, unmanned fighters: sources
The defense authorities of Japan and Israel are making preparations toward initiating joint research on unmanned surveillance airplanes, Japanese government sources and bilateral diplomatic sources said.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2016
U.S. may stop subsidizing Israeli defense firms
U.S. President Barack Obama would like to phase out the agreement that allows Israel to spend 26 percent of U.S. annual aid at home.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan