Nov 24
Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani says the country’s Ground Self-Defense Force will introduce Osprey transport aircraft as planned. (NHK)
Nov 23
Two candidates fielded by the Osaka Restoration Association won gubernatorial and mayoral elections in Osaka on Sunday on the platform of a renewed bid to reorganize the Osaka city administration, after voters rejected the plan earlier this year, Kyodo News projections showed. (Kyodo)
Nov 22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday raised expectations that a recent improvement in Tokyo’s relations with China and South Korea will serve as a major boon for other parts of Asia. (Kyodo)
Nov 21
Japan is considering joining naval patrols in the South China Sea in a move that is likely to anger Beijing. (theguardian.com)
Nov 21
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, agreed Friday that they will not tolerate unilateral actions by China such as its construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. (Jiji Press)
Nov 19
Japan’s top spokesman says the government will launch a unit to gather information on international terrorism sooner than planned. (NHK)
Nov 19
The leaders of 21 Pacific-Rim economies meeting in the Philippines have issued a joint statement, condemning terrorism in any form or shape. (NHK)
Nov 19
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in Manila to attend a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. (NHK)
Nov 17
The Japanese government filed a lawsuit on Tuesday for court approval to substitute for the Okinawa prefectural government in withdrawing the cancellation of the landfill permit for a planned U.S. base transfer within the southernmost Japan prefecture. (Jiji Press)
Nov 16
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, on Saturday condemned the deadly terror attacks in Paris and agreed to work together in the fight against terrorism. (Jiji Press)