Business / Corporate Jun 11, 2019

Japan, France agree on aircraft parts partnership

The Japanese and French governments have agreed to strengthen private-sector partnerships for the production of engines, seats and other airplane equipment, informed sources said Monday. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the French Civil Aviation Authority will conclude a memorandum of cooperation at ...

Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Business Sep 14, 2017

Japanese firms said behind schedule in joining F-35A production

Japanese production of the F-35A stealth fighter remains stuck on the tarmac, a recent survey by Japan's Board of Audit shows. The Air Self-Defense Force plans to adopt the cutting-edge fighter jet, but nothing is happening due to several delays in the process, leading the ...

Business / Corporate Feb 22, 2016

IHI to promote aero-engines unit chief Mitsuoka to president

IHI Corp. plans to promote its aero-engines unit chief Tsugio Mitsuoka to president, replacing Tamotsu Saito, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. The appointment will be effective April 1. Managing Executive Officer Mitsuoka, 61, has overseen an expansion of sales and profit at the ...

Business Dec 3, 2015

Japan preparing to test-fly MHI-built stealth jet

Japan is closing in on becoming the fourth nation to test fly its own stealth jet, a move that could further antagonize neighboring Asian countries that oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bid to strengthen the role of the Self-Defense Forces. The aircraft is scheduled to ...

Commentary / World Sep 1, 2011

Common cause could draw India, China closer

by Benjamin Brady, Imelda Hamada, harranda, semitani@gmail.com, John, natyunpi, tapon, Pavel Litvinov, Mas, Ray, Hwakyong Rahat Namkung, Hidemaru, Isaac Herrera, Jess Gates and Harsh V. Pant

In an unusual outburst, China has for the first time publicly blamed Pakistan for the trouble in Xinjiang province where around 20 people we killed in a flareup last week. Even as ISI chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha was visiting China, the state-run Xinhua ...