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Japan Times
Oct 5, 2016
U.S. warships make landmark visit to Vietnam's strategic Cam Ranh Bay
U.S. Navy vessels paid a port call this week to Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay — the first visit by American warships to the strategically important site since the two nations normalized relations 21 years ago
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 21, 2016
U.S. sailor found guilty of injuring three in Okinawa drunken-driving case
A U.S. Navy sailor arrested in Okinawa in June for drunken driving was found guilty on Tuesday but was spared prison time.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2016
Ex-commander says U.K.'s 'withered' forces could not defend country
Britain's armed forces would be unable to defend the country against a serious military attack because they have been "withered" by cuts, a former senior commander warned before his retirement, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 16, 2016
Inada meets Carter during Washington visit
New Defense Minister Tomomi Inada's finds common ground with her U.S. counterpart during her first visit to Washington.
Japan Times
Jul 26, 2016
The intention behind China's unrestrained naval moves
China is no longer making a secret of its ambition to gain dominance over the western Pacific.
Jun 28, 2016
U.S. sailors in Japan once more allowed on the town after bar ban lifted
Bars near U.S. naval bases in Japan expect business to return to normal now that an in-town drinking ban for sailors has been lifted.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2016
Okinawa base trouble puts dark cloud over upcoming Buffaloes-Eagles series
This week, the annual two-game series where a couple of Japanese pro ballclubs travel to play at Naha's Okinawa Cellular Stadium will take place. The Pacific League's Orix Buffaloes and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles are scheduled to play there Tuesday and Wednesday. Normally, U.S. military personnel stationed...
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2016
U.S. Navy lifts order confining sailors to bases, but alcohol ban remains
The U.S. Navy on Friday lifted a restriction confining sailors to bases while off duty, four days after it curtailed their liberty following a drunken-driving incident in Okinawa.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 20, 2016
Gap's Old Navy will exit Japan as chain copes with sales decline
Gap Inc.'s Old Navy is pulling out of Japan.
May 20, 2016
China denies interceptors flew too close to U.S. spy plane, demands end to surveillance flights
Beijing demanded an end to U.S. surveillance near China on Thursday after two of its fighter jets carried out what the Pentagon said was an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea.
May 1, 2016
Jobs help sink Japan's sub bid
In the end the government was not prepared to pay the biggest political cost of all, which is domestic electoral consequences of any decision that laid waste to still more manufacturing jobs in the state of South Australia.
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2016
U.S. christens self-driving, sub-hunting warship to meet China, Russia threat, eyes Japan tests
The U.S. military on Thursday christened an experimental self-driving warship designed to hunt for enemy submarines, a major advance in robotic warfare at the core of America's strategy to counter Chinese and Russian naval investments.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2016
Luna's sea: Dog overboard found five weeks later on U.S. Navy Pacific isle
A dog believed to have drowned after disappearing from a fishing boat off the California coast five weeks ago was found on an island owned by the U.S. Navy and will be reunited with her owner on Thursday evening, the Navy said.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 18, 2016
Japan mum as Cambodia invites China warships for drill on heels of MSDF port call
China will hold its first-ever exercise with Cambodia's navy next week, in swift succession to a visit by the military vessels of Beijing's old enemy Japan, the latest sign of China's growing presence in a region where maritime tension is rising.
Feb 9, 2016
Chinese spy ship frequently spotted off Boso Peninsula
The Defense Ministry said Monday in Tokyo that a Chinese naval intelligence vessel has been seen sailing outside the contiguous zone off Japan's Boso Peninsula,Chiba Prefecture, several times since Thursday.
Japan Times
Jan 14, 2016
Kerry praises diplomacy as Iran swiftly frees U.S. 10 sailors whose patrol boats drifted into its waters
Iran released 10 U.S. sailors on Wednesday after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers.
Dec 15, 2015
U.S. not expected to stage another 'freedom of navigation' patrol in South China Sea this year
The U.S. Navy is unlikely to carry out another patrol within 12 nautical miles of Chinese-built islands in the South China Sea this year as officials had initially suggested, three U.S. defense officials said on Monday.
Dec 9, 2015
U.S. Navy spy plane's Singapore deployment drawing close China scrutiny
China's military is paying "close attention" to an agreement between the United States and Singapore to deploy the U.S. P-8 Poseidon spy plane to the city state and hopes the move does not harm regional stability, the defense ministry said.
Dec 9, 2015
Failure-prone mine-hunting drone seen jeopardizing U.S. Littoral Combat Ship program
The U.S. Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship would be ineffective at hunting for mines because an underwater drone made by Lockheed Martin Corp. that's supposed to find them often fails to work, the Pentagon's weapons-testing office found.
Nov 27, 2015
Japan to submit plan to Canberra to jointly develop Aussie subs
The government endorsed at a National Security Council meeting Thursday a proposal to jointly develop submarines for the Australian navy, government sources said.


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