Top US Navy Officer Meets Abe, Talks Great Powers Competition

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The American chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, visited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials in Tokyo this week to discuss increasing global maritime awareness and access to Japan and the surrounding region.

During his two-day visit beginning on Jan. 17, Richardson emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and the countries’ maritime partnership in particular. In addition to Abe, he also met with Minister for Foreign Aff...

American, Japanese Warships Deployed in East China Sea

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) U.S. and Japanese warships conducted cooperative deployment in the East China Sea in what has been interpreted as yet another action aimed at sending a message to China that the area is free for the international movement of warships.

According to the U.S. Navy, ships assigned to the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group joined an amphibious transport dock ship from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for a cooperative deployment on Jan. 11 and 12.

The ships conducted commu...

Angry Japanese Protest Israeli Military Trade Show in Kawasaki

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Japanese activists protested outside a trade show sponsored by Israeli defense and security technology companies this week in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.

The show branded itself around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the anticipated need for higher security at the games. However, around 200 protestors disapproved of strengthening military ties with Israel, a country they see as violating human rights and by committing genocide against and testing its milita...