Navy officer arrested after vehicle hits pedestrian near Atsugi

A Navy officer was arrested by Japanese police Monday after the car he was driving struck and injured a pedestrian near Naval Air Facility Atsugi, officials said.

US, Japanese troops conduct simulated attack near Osaka

U.S. and Japanese troops have been firing mortars and machine guns and conducting simulated attacks in armored personnel carriers and helicopters during annual Orient Shield drills near Osaka, Japan.

Japan tries to decode Duterte after joint US patrols halted

A day after the Philippine president said he plans to halt joint maritime patrols with foreign navies, Japan was trying to make sense of developments, with one senior official saying Tokyo will persevere with a nuanced approach to ties.

North Korea's nuclear program targeting US, Japanese lawmaker says

Antonio Inoki, who serves in Japan's parliament, said Japan need not worry about the North's nuclear program. "The nuclear development is toward the United States," he quoted an elder statesman of North Korean foreign affairs as saying.

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