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Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Phone Call with Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenés

Secretary Carter called Minister Morenés today. Secretary Carter recognized Spain’s strong contributions to global security and its commitments to NATO, calling Spain a “full-spectrum ally.” They discussed Spain’s contributions to counter-terrorism efforts and joint military collaboration. 107 more words

Department Of Defense

Japan is Paying to Have Japanese-Language Nonfiction Books Translated into English

Government opens another front in public relations battle with China, South Korea

TOKYO— Peter Landers writes: Japan’s government is paying to have Japanese-language nonfiction books translated into English, with the first works to be produced under the program arriving in American libraries this month. 365 more words

Asia

Opinion - Will Abe accept Merkel's sound advice? - People's Daily Online - John Gelmini

Dr Alf raises an important point but despite Japan’s history, its present economic situation and its gradual eclipse by China, Abe still attends shrines dedicated to war criminals and thinks that he can do whatever he likes because… 90 more words

Politics

Second Japanese Hostage Beheaded

On Sunday the Islamic State posted a video of the beheading of Kenji Goto- a Japanese journalist captured in October of 2014. Goto was in Syria to secure the release of Haruna Yukawa- a Japanese adventurer captured in August of 2014. 150 more words

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