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Japan Times
Jul 10, 2018
Will China have seven aircraft carriers by 2025?
The Chinese Navy's upcoming Type 075 assault ships may deploy fighter jets to better contend pacific naval superiority.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2018
Rescuers weigh 'alternative' routes to save 13 trapped in Thai cave
Rescuers in Thailand are trying to find alternative ways to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a cave complex for 13 days, as teams brace for heavy rain which could further delay the operation.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2018
Russian navy put on high alert off Ukraine, suspecting 'provocation' amid World Cup: sources
Sources close to the Russian military said on Thursday that Russian naval forces in the Black Sea had been put on heightened alert to discourage Ukraine from trying to disrupt the soccer World Cup as the tournament got underway.
Apr 11, 2018
U.S. Navy refocuses on leadership training after deadly collisions in Pacific
After a pair of crashes involving U.S. Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific killed more than a dozen people last year, the Navy's efforts to develop its leaders is receiving renewed attention.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 5, 2018
MSDF plans to buy tanker to replenish U.S. Navy's White Beach fuel facility in Okinawa
The Maritime Self-Defense Force would likely use the vessel to supply a facility favored by U.S. forces for its proximity to areas increasingly frequented by the Chinese.
Feb 16, 2018
Japan, U.S. to hold enhanced tabletop exercise on missile defense
Japan and the United States will hold a tabletop exercise for ballistic missile defense on a larger scale than before, in their latest show of unity against North Korea, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Aug 28, 2017
The U.S. Seventh Fleet founders
The U.S. must get to the bottom of what lies behind the recent series of accidents involving its navy and address whatever problems exposed in the probe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 25, 2017
150 Americans sue Tepco over Fukushima fallout
About 150 Americans including sailors sue Tokyo Electric for $5 billion over radiation exposure from the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns in March 2011.
Japan Times
Aug 22, 2017
Remains found aboard U.S. warship following collision as navy orders fleetwide probe
The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing.
Japan Times
Aug 18, 2017
Skipper to be relieved of command, sailors face punishment over U.S. warship collision off Japan
The skipper, executive officer and master chief petty officer of the USS Fitzgerald will be relieved of duty over its collision with a freighter south of Tokyo Bay in June.
Japan Times
Aug 9, 2017
U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan returns to Yokosuka base
The U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan returned Wednesday to its home port of Yokosuka Naval Base following a nearly three-month mission that included patrols and drills in the Sea of Japan.
Jul 27, 2017
MSDF conducts drill for protecting U.S. Navy ship in Japan's waters
A Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel conducted an exercise on Wednesday to protect a U.S. Navy ship in Japanese waters — an operation enabled by Japan's security legislation that took effect in March last year, the MSDF said.
Jul 21, 2017
Top U.S. Navy brass asks Chinese counterpart for help on North Korea
The U.S. Navy's top officer asked his Chinese counterpart to exert influence on North Korea to help rein in its advancing nuclear and missile programs, a U.S. official said on Thursday.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2017
U.S. Navy destroyer monitored Chinese carrier in Taiwan Strait: report
The U.S. Navy deployed an Aegis destroyer to monitor the passage of China's first aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait last week, local media reported on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2017
U.S. Navy temporarily relieves commander of warship struck in Japanese waters
The U.S. Navy on Tuesday said it has temporarily relieved, for medical reasons, the commander of a warship involved in a crash with a container vessel in Japanese waters that killed seven American sailors.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2017
U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning, container ship captain says
The U.S. warship struck by a container vessel off the Izu Peninsula failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2017
Hiroshima students working to re-create Yamato for virtual battleship tour
High school students in Hiroshima are using virtual reality technology to create lifelike tours of the sunken battleship Yamato this summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
May 9, 2017
Japan's little-known, but significant, role in World War I
In the midst of debates about whether the Self-Defense Forces should be dispatched to the far corners of the globe to assist a military alliance partner, an obscure episode involving the Imperial Japanese Navy a century ago in the Mediterranean Sea offers key lessons for today's politicians, bureaucrats...
Mar 10, 2017
MSDF, U.S. Navy conducting joint drill in East China Sea
The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy are conducting a joint military exercise in the East China Sea, a Japanese government source said Friday.
Feb 3, 2017
U.S. Aegis destroyer runs aground, causing oil spill off Kanagawa
A U.S. Navy Aegis destroyer ran aground near Yokosuka naval base, causing an oil spill off Kanagawa Prefecture, a U.S. official said Wednesday.


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