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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2015
Why arming U.S. allies can be like sending weapons to the enemy
There are two ways the U.S. can arm an ally such as the Kurds. It can donate, or sell cheap, the latest U.S.-made weaponry. Or it can send foreign-made weaponry — Russian usually — through a middleman.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 13, 2015
Sweden, Germany stand up to Saudi Arabia
Americans often criticize Europe for its lack of principle on foreign policy, but Sweden and German, at least, show that they stand up for their values with regard to military cooperation and arms exports — even to their countries' economic detriment.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 4, 2015
North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike 'if necessary'
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 10, 2015
Obama says has not made a decision on lethal weapons for Ukraine
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday his administration is looking at all options in handling the crisis in Ukraine, but he has not yet decided whether the United States will provide lethal arms to Kiev.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2015
New Japan-U.K. defense framework unlocks cooperation, sales
Japan's new security framework with Britain is expected to generate few immediate changes to the defense profiles of either country but is widely regarded as a boon to contractors in the industry.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2015
Japan wants U.K. to buy sub-hunter jet
Japan approaches Britain about buying its P-1 submarine-hunting jet as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marches the manufacturing industry into the once-taboo arms exports business.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 27, 2014
Japan mulls financing body to boost weapons exports
Japan might set up a financing arm for weapons exports that would help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accelerate the break with pacifism and bolster regional security ties.
JAPAN
Sep 25, 2014
Hiroshima to bid for nuclear-ban conference in 2015
Japan could host a conference of envoys who represent the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization's group of eminent persons.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 2, 2014
Australia leaning toward buying Japan subs to upgrade fleet
Japan and Australia are leaning toward a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military, in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2014
Japan to hold seminar to pitch defense equipment exports to ASEAN
The government plans to hold a seminar in late September attended by officials from ASEAN countries to make a pitch for exports of Japanese-made defense equipment to those Asian nations, government sources said Sunday.
WORLD
Aug 14, 2014
Germany ready to arm Kurds in fight against Islamic State militants
Germany is prepared to bend its restrictive policies on weapons exports and arm Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.
WORLD
Aug 13, 2014
U.K. says it will suspend some Israel arms exports if Gaza truce fails
Britain said on Tuesday it would suspend 12 licences to export military items to Israel, including tank, aircraft and radar parts, if hostilities with Hamas in Gaza resumed, citing concerns the exports may be used to breach international laws.
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2014
Japan may allow India to produce parts for US-2 amphibious aircraft
Japan may agree to allow India to manufacture parts for US-2 amphibian aircraft to conclude a sales deal with New Delhi, a Tokyo government source said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2014
Japan, Britain to join forces to research missile technology
Japan and Britain plan to collaborate on researching technology for air-to-air missiles that could one day be loaded on the F-35 stealth fighter jets to be acquired and operated by the Air Self-Defense Force, Japanese government sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 17, 2014
Left Right Arms makes a bedroom escape
Sleepy solitude is a frequent theme in the dream-pop songs made by Tokyo-based artist Left Right Arms. The solo artist's first EP, self-released last year, was titled "A Sleep," while his second EP out a few months later included delicate songs such as "Out Of Bed" and "Cocoon," the latter of which is...
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JAPAN
Jun 16, 2014
Japanese companies debut at international defense fair
Twelve companies became the first from Japan to participate in an international defense exhibition Monday by exhibiting their wares at the five-day Eurosatory defense fair in Paris.
JAPAN
May 30, 2014
New agency to modernize Japanese arms procurement in works
Japan plans to set up an arms procurement agency to streamline Tokyo's spending on defense-related hardware for exports and take charge of advanced weapons research.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2014
Tokyo, Canberra test sub fleet export waters
Japan will get the chance to pursue an unprecedented military export deal when its defense and foreign ministers meet their Australian counterparts in Tokyo next month.
JAPAN
May 19, 2014
Tokyo ponders exhibition of GSDF military gear at Paris arms show
Tokyo is considering whether or not to allow domestic defense-related companies to participate in an international exhibition of defense and security equipment in Paris in June, a government source said Sunday.
JAPAN
May 10, 2014
Tokyo joins U.N. arms trade treaty
Japan on Friday became the 32nd country to join an international treaty aimed at regulating the global flow of conventional arms.

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