National / Politics Apr 20, 2016

Japan enacts law to help keep remote islands inhabited

Lawmakers on Wednesday enacted a law designed to promote communities on remote islands with the aim of protecting the nation's territorial integrity amid China's increasing maritime assertiveness and other territorial disputes with neighboring countries. The bill, passed by the Diet's House of Councilors, provides financial ...

National Jul 31, 2014

Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims ...

World Jul 15, 2014

Asia fears China military conflict over sea claims: Pew study

China's neighbors are increasingly anxious that Beijing's maritime disputes with countries like Vietnam and the Philippines will lead to military conflict, a U.S. research group said in findings released Monday. Even in China itself, polling showed that 62 percent of the public worried that territorial ...