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Stories with organization: Japanese armed forces
  • Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 1:16 am

    TOKYO - Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year's annual defense report as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government tries to convince the public of the need to pass legislation to give Japan's military a greater role.

  • Q&A: The ruckus over Japan's military legislation 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 3:05 am

    TOKYO - The opposition walked out before the vote, and thousands of protesters took to the streets the previous night, but none of that stopped Japan's lower house of parliament from approving a contentious set of bills Thursday to allow a greater role for the country's military.

  • Veteran fought Japanese at war, racism at home 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 10:09 am

    MOORESVILLE, Alabama - World War II veteran Egbert Peebles Jr. bares no ill will toward the Japanese, as the soldiers he fought were just following orders.