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U.S. says it is open to patrols with Philippines in waters disputed with China

The United States is open to the possibility of joint naval patrols with the Philippines in the South China Sea, a U.S. diplomat said Wednesday, stressing it would continue to exercise “freedom of navigation” in the disputed waters. 447 more words


Japan's master plan to destroy the Chinese navy in battle

It seems that Japan is developing plans to craft its own Anti-Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) strategy—or what one former Japanese official describes as “maritime supremacy and air superiority”—against the… 985 more words


Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. Army face off in Iron Chef-styled cooking competition 【Video】

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Army faced off to determine which side was more worthy of the title of “Iron Chef.” 274 more words


Explosion Hits Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni is widely seen as a symbol of the country’s militarism before and during World War II. Among the 2.4 million war dead enshrined are 14 convicted class-A war criminals… 207 more words
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Media Mix, Nov. 22, 2015

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about divisions within the nominal Japanese left wing regarding whether or not to revise the Constitution with regard to Article 9, which currently prevents Japan from taking up arms. 582 more words