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A Japan Coast Guard vessel sails in the East China Sea near Uotsuri Island, part of the Senkaku chain, in this undated photo. The Senkakus are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan.<br>Japan Coast Guard

Japanese legislators want joint US-Japan military drills near contested Senkaku islands

In a draft proposal, about 100 members of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party suggested joint operations to strengthen control of the Senkaku Islands, according to one of the lawmakers.


China flies 18 warplanes near Taiwan during US envoy's visit

China’s military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Monday as a U.S. envoy held a day of closed-door meetings on the self-governing island claimed by China.


South Korean driver was drunk, speeding before fatal crash with US vehicle, police say

The Aug. 30 crash occurred on a bridge as two American soldiers in the military vehicle were headed home after a training at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. The soldiers were not seriously injured; all four people in the SUV died.


Japanese legislators want joint US-Japan military drills near contested Senkaku islands

In a draft proposal, about 100 members of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party suggested joint operations to strengthen control of the Senkaku Islands, according to one of the lawmakers.

NAF Atsugi bids farewell to Capt. Lloyd B. 'Chili' Mack, welcomes new commander

Capt. John M. Montagnet assumed command of the installation 22 miles southwest of Tokyo from Capt. Lloyd B. “Chili” Mack.


Stay-at-home order is extended on Guam as island records its 30th coronavirus death

As of Wednesday evening, Guam had recorded 2,013 coronavirus infections. Of those, 261 have been U.S. service members.


‘Continuity candidate’: Experts say Japan’s new prime minister will keep Abe’s pro-military stance

Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, is likely to adhere to his predecessor’s defense policies, which experts say will benefit the Pentagon’s interests.


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