Updated Friday, October 2, 2015 0:01 am TWN
The American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan docked at its new home in Japan's Yokosuka naval port Thursday just as Tokyo tries to deepen defense ties with the U.S. under new security laws that expand the role of Japan's military.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fresh from a bruising battle over unpopular military legislation, announced on Thursday an updated plan for reviving the world's third-largest economy, setting a GDP target of 600 trillion yen (US$5 trillion).
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The Japanese National Diet, or parliament, passed contentious security bills into law early Saturday, in a move that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time in 70 years.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Japan has lodged a protest with Russia after scrambling four jet fighters to intercept a foreign aircraft -- believed to be Russian -- which briefly violated its airspace, officials said Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Okinawa's governor said Monday that he was preparing to revoke approval for work needed to relocate a U.S. military air base from one area of the southern Japanese island to another, just days after the work was restarted.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited a disaster-struck city north of Tokyo in the aftermath of massive flooding that killed at least four people, as rescuers raced against time to find more than a dozen still missing.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Japanese fishermen on Friday killed the first dolphins of the season in a controversial annual hunt that attracted global attention after it was featured in the Oscar-winning 2009 documentary "The Cove."
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