U.S. deploys advanced missile defense ship to Japan

National Oct 19, 2015

U.S. deploys advanced missile defense ship to Japan

by Alastair Wanklyn

The United States deployed one of its most advanced ballistic missile defense warships to Japan on Monday as part of the Obama administration's rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region. The USS Benfold berthed at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, where it joins seven other destroyers. Its missions may ...

National Jul 25, 2014

Japan to express concern about French warship sale to Russia

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera plans to tell his French counterpart that Japan has strong concerns about France's plan to sell two helicopter carriers to Russia, according to a Japanese government source. In a move meant to show support for its ally, the United States, Onodera ...

National / Politics May 2, 2014

U.S. urges clash avoidance system

A senior U.S. diplomat handling Asia and Pacific affairs expressed hope Thursday that Japan and China will set up a bilateral mechanism aimed at avoiding clashes in the East China Sea. Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, voiced the ...