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Japan, US admirals say naval cooperation deepening

A Chinese naval official, right, is given a tour by a Japanese naval official aboard the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force naval ship, JS Ise, Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Hawaii's Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. AP FILE PHOTO

Top U.S. and Japanese admirals say U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening as they meet on the sidelines of the world’s largest maritime exercises.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to unveil review of wartime sex slave apology

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Japan is set to unveil Friday a review of evidence that led to its landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, in a move that threatens to further chill ties with its neighbors.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: US will defend Japan vs China

The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, are part of the territorial dispute between Japan and China. President Barack Obama (inset) affirmed Thursday that the United States would be obligated to defend Japan against China though he asked all sides to resolve the issue peacefully. AP file photo PHOTO

Showing solidarity with Japan, US President Barack Obama on Thursday affirmed that the United States would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over disputed islands but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snowstorm leaves 19 dead, causes transport chaos in Japan

People take photographs in the snow-covered compound of a temple in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.  AP

A severe snowstorm sweeping across Japan has killed 19 people and left more than 1,600 injured, media and officials said Monday, as the extreme weather sparked widespread transport chaos.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan says China’s new defense zone unenforceable

In this Sept. 2012 photo, the tiny islands in the East China Sea  called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese are seen. The Chinese Defense Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, issued a map of an East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone that includes a chain of disputed islands also claimed by Japan, triggering a protest from Tokyo. AP

China’s new maritime air defense zone is unenforceable, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday, in a continuing war of words over air space that includes the area above islands claimed by both.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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