U.S. urges Japan to open its agriculture and auto markets further

Business Apr 1, 2020

U.S. urges Japan to open its agriculture and auto markets further

The United States urged Japan on Tuesday to open its agricultural and automotive markets further to narrow the trade imbalance between the two countries. "The United States continues to engage closely with the Japanese government to urge removal of a broad range of barriers to ...

Japan and others to urge U.S. arms program to fix sloppy service

National Mar 29, 2020

Japan and others to urge U.S. arms program to fix sloppy service

Japan and 10 other countries are set to ask the United States to improve the way it manages its military sales program to address equipment-delivery delays and the slow return of excess payments, government sources say. Worried about its deployment plans being affected by the ...

Japan gets seventh Aegis destroyer, with improved SM-3 interceptor

National Mar 19, 2020

Japan gets seventh Aegis destroyer, with improved SM-3 interceptor

The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Thursday put into commission its newest Aegis-equipped destroyer, the first of its vessels to be equipped with an improved antiballistic missile jointly developed by the United States and Japan. The Maya, capable of countering short- to intermediate-range threats with the ...