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Stories with organization: Japanese armed forces
  • Japan seeks biggest-ever defense budget amid China concerns 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:55 am

    TOKYO - Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.

  • China's leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 1:24 am

    BEIJING - By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates - including with a massive military parade - the victory over Japan 70 years ago.

  • Japan says PM will not attend military parade in China 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:16 am

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend a military parade in China next week to commemorate the end of World War II, the government's top spokesman said Monday.

  • Explosion at US base in Japan lights up night sky story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 12:34 am

    TOKYO - Multiple explosions and a large fire at a U.S. Army depot lit up the night sky in a Tokyo suburb early Monday. No injuries were reported.

  • US Army copter crash-lands on ship off Japan island; 6 hurt story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 7:47 pm

    TOKYO - A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship during training off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, injuring six people and damaging the aircraft, officials said.

  • 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.

  • Australian in Thailand devotes life to 'Death Railway' POWs 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 2:29 am

    NAM TOK, Thailand - Wielding a machete, Rod Beattie slashes at tangled undergrowth and soaring bamboo to expose vistas from one of World War II's iconic sagas. Out of the jungle appear remnants of a railway that cost the lives of more than 100,000 Allied prisoners and Asians enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army.