National / Politics Feb 9, 2019

Japan rejects Russian criticism of Aegis Ashore deployment plan

Tokyo has rejected Moscow's claim that the Aegis Ashore missile defense system Japan plans to deploy violates the U.S.-Russia Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya responded to a recent remark by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that the land-based system violates the INF ...

National / Politics Dec 28, 2018

Japan and France to hold security talks next month in France

Japan and France will hold talks involving their foreign and defense ministers in France on Jan. 11 to deepen bilateral defense cooperation, the Japanese government said Friday. The agendas for the fifth "two plus two" meeting between the countries may include maritime security issues amid ...