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A railgun prototype developed by the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency. A railgun uses electromagnetic force to fire bullets at high speeds, making them harder to intercept, but challenges remain over improving fire accuracy and making the weapon smaller.
JAPAN
May 21, 2024
Japan sends defense official to U.S. Navy for railgun development
The move is aimed at absorbing the know-how of the United States, which long researched railguns, to put the weapon into practical use as soon as possible.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 17, 2022
Climate change is a military problem for the U.S.
The U.S. military needs concrete plans to address every looming danger from sea-level rises to an opening Arctic.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 16, 2022
Does South Korea need an aircraft carrier?
South Korea would be wise to develop the capability to act independently in defense of its own needs, as Japan has done. An aircraft carrier is a first step in that direction.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 22, 2021
The U.S. Navy gets its drone fleet into the water
Drones, cyber and AI are still far too small in terms of the budget, and U.S. officials must continue to swing their focus away from the big contracts and toward the more-nimble systems
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 12, 2021
Japan says suspected Chinese submarine seen near territorial waters
The Maritime Self-Defense Force on Friday morning identified a submerged vessel sailing northwest just outside territorial waters near Amami Oshima island, the Defense Ministry said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2021
British aircraft carrier strike group to make port calls in Japan in September
Defense chief Nobuo Kishi unveiled the plan, apparently intended to counter China's rising assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, after meeting with his British counterpart in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2021
Japan and Britain hold anti-piracy drill in Gulf of Aden
Japan and Britain have held an anti-piracy military drill in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia in East Africa, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2021
Japan's MSDF to hold joint drill with U.K. strike group in Gulf of Aden
The drill will involve Maritime Self-Defense Force units currently engaged in an antipiracy mission in the region, and the British Royal Navy's largest warship.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2020
Where there’s smoke, the U.S. Navy’s on fire
The inferno on the USS Bonhomme Richard caps off a dismal run for the service.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 1, 2020
Little-used U.S. Navy hospital ship leaves New York after treating COVID-19 patients
The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort departed New York harbor on Thursday, just a month after arriving to help ease the strain on overburdened city hospitals dealing with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 25, 2020
U.S. Navy wants to reinstate fired captain of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier
In an extraordinary reversal, the U.S. Navy has recommended reinstating the fired captain of the coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, whose crew hailed him as their hero for risking his job to safeguard their lives, officials said on Friday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 24, 2020
China wants to rule the waves; here's how the U.S. can stop it
It will take the right kind of 355-ship U.S. Navy to blunt Beijing's goals in the South China Sea and beyond.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2019
Japanese contractor for U.S. Navy may have dumped waste at ports in Yokosuka, Sasebo and Okinawa
Kanto Kosan Co. is suspected of disposing wastewater at the ports since 2008 and covering it up, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 20, 2019
U.S. Navy SEAL accused of war crimes could be removed from elite group, even after Trump intervention
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, whose rank was recently restored by President Donald Trump in a controversial move, could be removed from the U.S. Navy SEALs, officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2019
U.S. destroyer lookouts' failure to follow protocol led to fatal 2017 collision, Japanese report says
A fatal collision between a U.S. destroyer and a Philippine container ship off the Izu Peninsula in 2017 was caused by U.S. crewmen failing to follow lookout protocols, Japan's transport safety authorities concluded Thursday.
WORLD
Jun 7, 2019
U.S. and Russia trade blame for near collision of warships in East China Sea
Russia and the United States blamed each other for a near collision between their warships in the East China Sea on Friday with both countries accusing one another of dangerous and unprofessional behavior.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 14, 2019
Inside the close naval encounters in the South China Sea
The voice on the radio in the middle of the South China Sea follows a familiar script for Capt. Eric Anduze, who helms the USS Blue Ridge. It's China on the phone.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2018
U.S. warship conducts Sea of Japan operation in challenge to Russia's 'excessive maritime claims'
The U.S. Navy has conducted a so-called freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) near disputed waters in the Sea of Japan, it said Thursday, to challenge "excessive maritime claims" made by Russia in the area.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 28, 2018
U.S. Navy hospital ship treating thousands of Venezuela expats in Colombia
Even though 5-year-old Kamila is used to getting blood drawn, she cried out when the needle pricked her arm, clinging to her mother for comfort in a classroom-turned-clinic in the northern Colombian city of Riohacha.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 13, 2018
Grit, daring and terror — how Thailand's cave boys were rescued, protected 'like eggs'
Two days after 12 boys and their soccer coach disappeared inside a cave complex in Thailand's mountainous north, a team of Thai Royal Navy SEALs headed before sunrise into the pitch-black maze of muddy passages to find them.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world