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Japanese armed forces
August 24, 2015
Explosion at US base in Japan lights up night sky
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 ...
August 12, 2015
US Army copter crash-lands on ship off Japan island; 6 hurt
A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship during training off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, injuring ...
July 21, 2015
Japan annual defense paper shows heightened worry over China
Japan emphasized China as a threat in escalating regional tensions in this year's annual defense report as Prime Minister ...
July 17, 2015
Admiral assures Asian allies US forces ready for contingency
The new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet assured allies Friday that American forces are well equipped and ready to respond ...
July 16, 2015
Japan's lower house of parliament OKs expanded military role
As opposition lawmakers walked out in protest, Japan's lower house of parliament approved legislation on Thursday that ...
July 16, 2015
Q&A: The ruckus over Japan's military legislation
The opposition walked out before the vote, and thousands of protesters took to the streets the previous night, but none of ...
July 15, 2015
Japanese bills would expand military's role
A parliamentary committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would expand the role of Japan's military after Prime ...
June 23, 2015
Japan navy drill in South China Sea may lead to larger role
A tiny military exercise in the Philippines this week may presage something much bigger: the entry of Japan into the tussle ...
April 28, 2015
Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade
President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific ...
April 25, 2015
History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit
History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a ...
April 09, 2015
Japan's emperor prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island
The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who ...
March 23, 2015
Okinawa orders halt to work related to US base relocation
The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa ordered a Defense Ministry branch to suspend all work in the area ...
March 21, 2015
US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary
Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo ...