Tag: Japan

Japanese warships to join US fleet near North Korea as tensions rise

Japan is preparing to send several warships to join a US aircraft carrier strike group heading for the Korean peninsula, in a show of force designed to deter North Korea from conducting further missile and nuclear tests.Citing two well-placed sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, Reuters and the Kyodo news agency said several destroyers […]

Japanese navy boosts overseas force projection capability with second big helicopter carrier

Japan’s second big helicopter carrier, the Kaga, entered service on Wednesday, giving the nation’s military greater ability to deploy beyond its shores as it pushes back against China’s growing influence in Asia. Accompanied by a military band, Maritime Self Defence Force commanders took possession of the 248 meter (813.65 ft) long vessel at the Japan […]

North Korea Admits Missile Launches Were Test of Possible Strike Against U.S. Bases in Japan

Communist North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on March 7 that the nation’s launch of four missiles the previous day was part of practice tests to hone its ability to strike U.S. military bases in Japan. The four missiles were fired from a launch site on North Korea’s west coast and traveled […]

Japan is flexing its muscles over an island dispute with China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday said Tokyo would boost its Coast Guard budget and add more patrol craft, as a long-simmering dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea heats up. “Since the fall of 2012, Chinese government vessels have sailed near the Senkakus almost daily, and have entered Japan’s territorial waters […]

Japan Tags Dementia Sufferers with Barcodes

A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost — tagging their fingers and toes with scan-able barcodes. A company in Iruma, north of Tokyo, developed tiny nail stickers, each of which carries a unique identity number to help concerned families find […]

Japan prepares for NUCLEAR WAR with North Korea by warning residents

Japanese citizens are being advised on how to survive a nuclear attack after fears from both North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir Putin in Russia. As MailOnline reported yesterday, tensions are mounting with Russia over the deployment of missiles on disputed Pacific islands. Today it has been revealed that Japan also feels under pressure as Kim Jong-Un is […]

Japan PM calls North Korea threat ‘substantially more serious’ than in past

The threat posed by North Korea after its multiple missile and nuclear tests this year is “substantially more serious” than it was in the past and demands an “entirely distinct” response, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday.   In an address to the annual United Nations general assembly, Abe said the world […]

Experts fear rising tensions over East China Sea dispute could cloud G20 summit

Heightened tensions between two Asian giants — China and Japan — over maritime disputes involving the East and South China Sea could cloud the upcoming G20 summit in Hangzhou, China on 4 and 5 September. Beijing is irked over Tokyo’s interference in the South China Sea dispute and is reportedly venting it out through aggressive […]

Japan to develop missile as tensions with China mount

Japan will develop a new land-to-sea missile as part of plans to beef up its defence of remote southern islands, as tensions with China increase over the disputed territory, a report said Sunday.   The two countries are locked in a long-running dispute over the uninhabited islets known as the Senkaku in Japan and the […]

Japan to develop missile as tensions with China mount

Japan will develop a new land-to-sea missile as part of plans to beef up its defence of remote southern islands, as tensions with China increase over the disputed territory, a report said Sunday.   The two countries are locked in a long-running dispute over the uninhabited islets known as the Senkaku in Japan and the […]