/ Jul 22, 2017

Abe plans to visit India in mid-September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting India between Sept. 12 and 14, it has been learned. Abe is expected to hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend a ceremony related to India's high-speed railway project, which uses Japan's shinkansen technology, ...

Chinese Navy launches most advanced homegrown destroyer

Jun 28, 2017

Chinese Navy launches most advanced homegrown destroyer

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Highlighting its growing naval prowess amid heated disputes in both the South and East China seas, Beijing unveiled its most advanced homegrown destroyer Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said. The 10,000-ton guided-missile destroyer was launched from Shanghai's Jiangnan Shipyard in the morning, the ministry said in ...

U.S. Pacific Commander Harris expected to step down next year

Jun 18, 2017

U.S. Pacific Commander Harris expected to step down next year

Adm. Harry Harris, the U.S. Pacific military chief known for his combative views on Beijing's South China Sea expansion, is expected to step down next year, U.S. officials said on Friday, leaving President Donald Trump to fill a key post closely watched by China. Harris, ...

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

May 18, 2017

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared to be a drone was seen flying above them. A high-ranking Foreign Ministry official lodged a ...

Mar 10, 2017

MSDF, U.S. Navy conducting joint drill in East China Sea

The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy are conducting a joint military exercise in the East China Sea, a Japanese government source said Friday. The drill, which started Tuesday and was to finish Friday, involves MSDF destroyers and a U.S. Navy carrier strike group ...