By all accounts, Long Qiming was a Chinese hero during World War II. He piloted cargo planes over the Himalayas, helping to resupply China after Japan's military had cut off land routes into the country's interior.
In early August, it appeared Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga might use his authority to cancel permission for the central government’s landfill work on a U.S. facility in Henoko, where personnel from the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma are supposed to be relocated.
Japan's Defense Ministry wants to buy an advanced Aegis radar-equipped destroyer and more F-35 fighters under its largest-ever budget to bolster the defense of southern islands amid a territorial dispute with China.
Sitting upright across from the Diet building, the protesters say they know their fight against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is going to take a heavy toll on them. But they say they have to do it nonetheless.
The Japanese coast guard plans to deploy additional patrol boats to ports in the country’s southernmost island chain in the coming months to counter increasing Chinese incursions into its territorial waters.
About 200 people turned out Tuesday for the dedication of a new granite plaque in Sacramento County, Calif., marking the spot where thousands of Japanese Americans were processed for internment camps at the start of World War II.
Three experts on security and diplomacy positively evaluated the statement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II at a symposium Tuesday. They also expressed expectations for improvement of Japan-South Korea relations.
A senior U.S. defense official has pledged to provide the Japanese government with more information about an Army helicopter’s hard landing last week aboard a ship off Okinawa’s coast, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported Monday.
Even those who survived the Aug. 6, 1945, A-bomb attack on Hiroshima were transformed by it. They were harmed not only physically but mentally, long before post-traumatic stress disorder was even a diagnosis.
The Japanese government plans to suspend ongoing preparation for a new runway at Camp Schwab in Okinawa’s remote north after Gov. Takeshi Onaga threatened to revoke the authorization for landfill work.
The Self-Defense Forces have started to cultivate athletes with the potential to win medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, through such means as scouting for promising young female athletes.