/ Feb 10, 2018

U.S. subs set new record for port calls at Sasebo

U.S. Navy submarines made a record high 26 calls at Sasebo port in Nagasaki Prefecture last year, it was learned Saturday. The previous high was 24 in 2016, officials from the Sasebo Municipal Government said. The strategic importance of Sasebo, which hosts a U.S. naval base, ...

Jan 23, 2018

Japan held first mission to defend U.S. military aircraft, Abe reveals

Japan has conducted its first mission to defend U.S. military aircraft under security legislation put into force in 2016, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed on Monday. "With tensions growing over North Korea, the Self-Defense Forces carried out a mission to protect U.S. vessels and aircraft ...