- Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills Updated: May-20-15 11:58 pm
HONOLULU - Japanese Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe turned to numbers to explain to his counterparts from other nations why Japan is developing the skills to move troops from sea to shore: his nation has 6,852 islands and 6,414 of them are uninhabited.
- Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal US air crash Updated: May-18-15 7:40 am
TOKYO - A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the hybrid aircraft are to be deployed.
- US Navy's Japan-based aircraft carrier heads home Updated: May-18-15 1:13 am
YOKOSUKA, Japan - China's aircraft carrier ambitions demonstrate the continuing importance of the mammoth ships in the western Pacific, a senior U.S. Navy officer said Monday, as America's Japan-based carrier began a long journey home.
- Japan's Cabinet endorses bills to allow greater defense role Updated: May-14-15 8:31 am
TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet endorsed a set of defense bills Thursday that would allow the country's military to operate under a broader definition of self-defense and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion.
- What's for sale as Japan eases military exports rule Updated: May-13-15 2:10 am
TOKYO - As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe oversees an increase to the country's military capability, he has also eased a decades-old ban on military exports, enabling defense contractors to expand their markets beyond Japan's Self-Defense Forces. Here are some export or technology transfer deals Japan is pursuing:
- Japanese police investigate projectile launch near US base Updated: Apr-28-15 1:53 am
TOKYO - Japanese police said they were investigating a possible attack on a U.S. Army base near Tokyo after finding a pair of launchers and a projectile Tuesday following reports of explosions in the vicinity.