Tag - us-navy



Mar 8, 2015
Learning from a sunken battleship
The discovery of the sunken battleship Musashi — the Imperial Japanese Navy's biggest warship — by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen last week should serve as an opportunity for anybody to contemplate the real face of war.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2015
U.S. Littoral Combat Ship to debut in drills off South Korea
The U.S. Navy will send its new combat ship tailored for Asia's shallow coastal waters to join military drills with South Korea that North Korea calls a prelude for invasion.
Jan 16, 2015
Malaysian contractor pleads guilty in U.S. Navy corruption case
A Malaysian businessman accused of bribing high-ranking United States Navy officers to steer millions of dollars of contract services to his company pleaded guilty to corruption charges in federal court in San Diego on Thursday.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2014
Question of negligence hangs over nuclear firms in U.S. case over Fukushima fallout
Why hasn't the Japanese government, like the USS Ronald Reagan sailors, filed its own lawsuits against these nuclear companies to determine their legal liability for the Fukushima disaster?
Nov 28, 2014
Praise for killer exposes Americans as barbarians
In praising the killing of Osama bin Laden, Americans are celebrating summary execution.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2014
Japan raises military profile in maritime war games with U.S.
Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers that the U.S. military described as the most complex ever overseen by the Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 13, 2014
Record bust in Cambodia signals Thai dollar counterfeiting boom
Brig. Gen. Sar Theth is the police chief of Battambang, a languid riverside town in western Cambodia. You could also call him the seven million dollar man.
Sep 26, 2014
China's navy seeks security in Strait of Hormuz
Bandar Abbas, home of Iran's navy and the main port in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, hosts two Chinese naval vessels on a five-day goodwill visit, underscoring the increasingly warm relationship between the two countries.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2014
U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept
U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Wednesday and Thursday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2014
China adds East China Sea drills to spate of muscle-flexing exercises
China announced new military drills in the East China Sea, adding to exercises underway in other areas that may further disrupt domestic air travel and add to tensions with neighbors over territorial disputes in the region.
Japan Times
Jul 28, 2014
China pushes soft power with hospital ship at RIMPAC
On a Chinese hospital ship off Hawaii, crew members demonstrate traditional massage techniques to U.S. sailors. The mood is one of collegiality, even after China opted out of Japan-led humanitarian drills at the world's largest international naval exercise.
Jul 4, 2014
Queen Elizabeth names Britain's biggest warship
Queen Elizabeth will officially name the biggest warship Britain has ever built on Friday, the latest step in a 6.2 billion pound ($10.6 billion) project to build a new generation of aircraft carriers.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 21, 2014
Chinese admiral to snub Japan at meeting
The commander of the Chinese Navy will refuse to meet Japanese military officials at a regional naval symposium in China this week, a navy spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, citing what he called hurtful actions by Japanese leaders.
Apr 12, 2014
Weapons for peace and proactive pacifism
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has relaxed curbs on arms exports and sees great market potential in Asia. In the Pacific Century, Asia's impressive economic growth is funding expanding defense budgets, making the region the most lucrative global arms market. Alas, it is also a region of significant flash...
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 10, 2014
Japan, China navy chiefs set to meet for talks
The chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is expected to meet China's top naval officer during a trip to attend an international symposium later this month, a Japanese government source has said.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 30, 2014
China seen snubbing Japan for fleet review in Qingdao
The Chinese Navy has not extended an invitation to the Maritime Self-Defense Force to take part in an international fleet review China will host late next month, a senior Japanese defense official said Sunday.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2014
Stakes high as ailing U.S. Navy sailors take on Tepco over Fukushima fallout
If successful, this U.S. court case opens up the possibility of Fukushima-related claims from not just American military personnel and their dependents but potentially thousands of Japanese who experienced the fallout.
Jan 15, 2014
USS Reagan to replace George Washington at Yokosuka
The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will substitute its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the Yokosuka Naval Base, the USS George Washington, with another in the same class, the Ronald Reagan.
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 8, 2014
Turkish leader meets ship rescuer kin, Iran airlift passenger
Visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Japanese people connected with two crucial events in Japan-Turkey relations in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Dec 24, 2013
U.S. Navy gives benefits to gay spouses in Japan
The U.S. Navy will provide military benefits to gay spouses stationed in Japan after previously denying dependent status to them, defense officials said.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals