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VIOLENCE

ASIA PACIFIC
May 1, 2016
China's new tactic in disputed waters: playing by the rules
The professionalism displayed by China's navy in some of the world's most contested seas is masking an underlying challenge to the existing order in the East China Sea and South China Sea that must be resisted, according to a report by an Australian security think tank.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 1, 2016
Beijing launches charm offensive ahead of South China Sea court ruling
Beijing has launched a charm offensive to shore up its position in the South China Sea ahead of a key international court decision widely expected to rule against its claims to the disputed waters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 1, 2016
China trains 'fishing militia' to sail into disputed waters
The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan Island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / DARK SIDE OF THE RISING SUN
Apr 30, 2016
Can police successfully keep a lid on gang violence?
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Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 29, 2016
Helmet-cam footage shows Islamic State soldiers in battlefield chaos
Islamic State may exult in online portrayals of jihadis sweeping victoriously across Iraqi battlefields, but a camera recovered from the helmet of a dead fighter offers a contrasting picture of chaos and panic in a battle with Kurdish peshmerga.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 27, 2016
China, Indonesia to boost security ties despite spat in South China Sea
Chinese and Indonesian officials pledged to boost security ties, marine cooperation and infrastructure investment, state media reported on Tuesday, after a diplomatic spat over what Indonesia called a breach of its sovereignty by the Chinese Coast Guard.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 26, 2016
Chinese Navy's professional conduct in South China Sea attracts U.S. admiral's praise
Standing on a nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier the length of more than three football fields as it plows through one of the world's most contested seas, Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock has only high praise for the navy of his biggest military rival: China.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 26, 2016
Pentagon says U.S. challenged China, 12 others on navigation rights last year
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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 23, 2016
U.S. warplanes conduct operation near key Chinese-held reef in South China Sea
A contingent of six U.S. military aircraft that were left behind in the Philippines after the conclusion of joint exercises this month have conducted their first air and maritime situational awareness flights near disputed territory in the South China Sea.
WORLD / Society
Apr 15, 2016
Breakthrough Generation needed to end culture of violence against women
Mallika Dutt and Sonali Khan have an ambitious goal: to mobilize an entire generation to put an end to violence against women — and men are at the heart of their campaign.
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 13, 2016
Philippines, Vietnam to explore joint patrols in South China Sea: officials
Defense officials from the Philippines and Vietnam were to meet this week to explore possible joint exercises and navy patrols, military sources said, shoring up a new alliance between states locked in maritime rows with China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 12, 2016
U.S.-led offensives drive Islamic State militants back, but worries about what's next persist
As U.S.-led offensives drive back the Islamic State group in Iraq, concern is growing among U.S. and U.N. officials that efforts to stabilize liberated areas are lagging, creating conditions that could help the militants endure as an underground network.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 28, 2016
Iraqi Christians fear extinction in wake of Islamic State onslaught
Iraqi Christians gathered in Baghdad over the weekend to mark Easter, but celebrations were tempered by fears the Islamic State group would eradicate their shrinking community, even as the army launched a U.S.-backed offensive to retake Mosul, their ancestral homeland.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 22, 2016
China says Philippine fishermen used firebombs in South China Sea
Philippine fishermen threw fire bombs at Chinese law enforcement vessels in the South China Sea, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after Philippine media said fishermen had been struck by bottles hurled from Chinese coast guard ships.
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 18, 2016
U.S. sees Chinese activity at reef seized from Philippines
The United States has seen Chinese activity around a reef that China seized from the Philippines nearly four years ago that could be a precursor to more land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Navy chief said Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2016
Led by China, Mekong nations take on Golden Triangle narco-empires
The Lao People's Army patrol boat was custom-made in China with night-vision capability and two of the most powerful engines on this remote stretch of the Mekong River.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 9, 2016
U.S. gun industry wants looser rules on silencers
The U.S. gun industry is trying to shake off the Hollywood hit-man image of the gun silencer and re-brand it as a hearing-protection device in a campaign to roll back regulations that date to the 1930s.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Feb 27, 2016
Kansas mass shooter got court order over domestic violence just before rampage
The man suspected of killing three people at the Kansas lawn-mower factory where he worked was served 90 minutes before his shooting spree with a court order to stay away from a woman who said he had abused her, authorities said on Friday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Feb 24, 2016
Views from Tokyo: Can video games cause children to become violent?
People out and about in Machida, Tokyo, offer their views on the possible link between real and on-screen violence.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 24, 2016
China seen locking in gains as fighter jets reported on isle in South China Sea
In the latest in a series of moves that is likely to stoke already heated tensions in the South China Sea, Beijing has sent fighter jets to an island where it has deployed surface-to-air missile batteries, U.S. media said Tuesday.

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