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Stories with organization: Japanese armed forces
  • Nuclear-powered carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Japan story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:59 am

    YOKOSUKA, Japan - The American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan docked at its new home in Japan's Yokosuka naval port Thursday just as Tokyo tries to deepen defense ties with the U.S. under new security laws that expand the role of Japan's military.

  • Okinawa governor lobbies UN body over planned US base move 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:22 pm

    GENEVA - The governor of Okinawa has taken his effort to prevent the construction of a new U.S. military site in Japan to a key United Nations human rights body, arguing that democracy and self-determination are threatened because his constituents oppose it.

  • Analysis: Japan takes step toward having a 'normal' military 
    Updated: Sep-19-15 10:22 pm

    TOKYO - In the wee hours of Saturday morning, Japan took a step toward having a military in line with most armed forces around the world, one that would be able to take part in combat even when the country is not under direct attack.

  • Q&A: A look at Japan's contentious security legislation story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 8:32 pm

    TOKYO - Japan's parliament approved legislation that loosens post-World War II constraints placed on its military, an issue that has sparked sizeable protests and debate about whether the nation should shift away from its pacifist ways to face growing security challenges.

  • Japan enhances military's role as security bills pass story has photos
    Updated: Sep-18-15 8:23 pm

    TOKYO - Japan's parliament early Saturday approved contentious legislation that enhances the role of the country's military by loosening post-World War II constraints, after the ruling bloc defeated opposition parties' last-ditch effort to block a vote.

  • Indian, Japanese military training in Washington this month 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 4:24 am

    TACOMA, Washington - Units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord this month are training with two foreign militaries.