Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the Philippine Economic Forum in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
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Duterte in Japan: Philippines will survive without US assistance

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte once again bristled at western criticism of his war on drugs during a Wednesday speech in Tokyo, declaring his nation would not be reliant on U.S. support.

Iwakuni mayor travels to Arizona to see F-35s in action

The mayor of a Japanese city near Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni has traveled to the U.S. to gather information about the next-generation stealth fighters that will start flying over his constituents next year.

Japan wary over Philippine leader's policy, manners

It's not just Rodrigo Duterte's foreign policy toward the U.S., but also his informal style: Will he chew gum in front of the emperor?

Media watchdog slams Tokyo after journalist alleges US military spying

The government is under fire for failing to protect press freedom following a Japan Times report by a British journalist revealing that the U.S. military has spied on him over his activities in Okinawa.

3 Vietnamese sailors freed by Somali pirates return home

Three Vietnamese sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years returned home Tuesday, with one father expressing happiness at seeing a son he hadn't heard from in three years.

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