Japan will provide Vietnam new patrol vessels, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today on the last stop of his four-nation tour to boost his country’s trade and security engagements in Asia amid China’s rising dominance. “The two countries will further strengthen security and defense cooperation and this time Japan has decided to provide (Vietnam […]

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Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has unveiled a prototype eight-wheel drive armored personnel carrier (APC) as part of a research project for a new class of modular vehicles. The project, known for now as the Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (Improved), will eventually lead to a new vehicle type to replace the Type 96 eight-wheel drive armored […]

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Pakistan fears Japan’s signing of a civilian nuclear technology deal with India could undermine regional stability, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said, while asking the international community not to discriminate against his country in favor of its archrival neighbor. Nafess Zakaria, responding to a Kyodo News query on Friday’s deal inked during Indian Prime Minister Narendra […]

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India has revived the stalled project to acquire a dozen Japanese US-2i amphibious aircraft, worth around Rs 10,000 crore, ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo on November 11-12 to further cement the bilateral strategic partnership. While the inking of a civil nuclear cooperation agreement is likely to be the centrepiece of the meeting […]

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A recent remark by United States Vice-President Joe Biden that America wrote Japan’s Constitution is raising some eyebrows in Japan. A popular front-page column in the national Asahi newspaper said this week that the comment “was unprecedented in its insensitivity” and “could even be considered arrogant.” Mr. Biden, appearing on Monday with Democratic presidential candidate […]

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