Protesters Presented Grievances to Japanese Ministry of Defense

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tokyo- PanOrient News/ Japanese protesters presented their grievances to Japanese Ministry of Defense in Tokyo opposing the resumption of work on the extension of an American military base in Okinawa called Camp Schwab.

Among the six grievances read to the representative from the Ministry of Defense were a request to stop work in Henoko Bay, a request to halt construction of the Takae heliport in the Yanbaru forest, and a request to stop sending Osprey planes into the Yamato region.

After ...

Iranian Embassy in Tokyo: No to Foreign Troops in the Region

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News)The Iranian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement that the "deployment of foreign troops" to the region "does not seem to contribute to regional peace, stability or security in the Middle East,” and that Iran has proposed the Hormuz Peace Initiative (#HOPE) as a useful national foundation for alleviating regional tensions.

The statement, released Friday evening on the embassy's Twitter account, asked “friendly countries” to support the initiative with action at...

Japanese Defense Minister Visits Headquarters of US Forces Japan

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tokyo ? (PanOrient News)
The Japanese Defense Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya met with the commander of U.S. Forces Japan, Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, in a visit on Wednesday to Yokota Air Base, on the western side of Tokyo.

The two discussed how to continue to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Japan and the U.S. as the countries face a number of complex security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. They also reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance and the importance of wor...