National / Politics Jul 16, 2015

U.S. welcomes Lower House panel's passage of security bills

A U.S. State Department official welcomed the move by a special Lower House committee to pass the bills aimed at expanding the role of the Self-Defense Forces overseas for closer cooperation with the U.S. military. "We welcome Japan's ongoing efforts to strengthen the alliance and ...

World Nov 18, 2014

FBI probes State Department hacking tied to White House breach

The FBI is investigating a hacking attack that forced the U.S. State Department to disable part of its email system and may be linked to a previously disclosed intrusion of the White House network. The FBI on Monday said it opened investigations into the State ...

National / Politics Dec 4, 2013

Keep low economic profile in Iran, Einhorn urges

A former U.S. State Department official who had been tasked with overseeing sanctions on Iran is urging Japan to refrain from engaging in economic activities there for now in line with steps aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear activities. "I think for this six-month period, it ...