Four Countries’ Warships Sail in South China Sea

Saturday, May 11, 2019

USS William P. Lawrence

Tokyo-(PanOrient News) Warsships from four countries ? the U.S., Japan, India and the Philippines ? joined together to sail through the South China Sea from May 2 to 8 in a move to counter China’s assertions of dominance in the highly disputed region.

“Our team was really excited to take part in this multilateral event,” said the American Cmdr. Andrew Klug of the USS William P. Lawrence told U.S. Navy. “Professional engagements with our allies, partners and friends in the region a...

US Naval Forces in Japan to Update Ships: USS America on the Way

Monday, April 29, 2019

Amphibious assault ship USS America

Tokyo-(PanOrient News) U.S. naval forces in Japan will soon be getting a more capable amphibious assault ship and a landing platform dock. The ship, the USS America, and the landing platform dock, the USS New Orleans, are set to join the forward-deployed forces of the U.S. 7th Fleet in Sasebo, Japan.

According to the U.S. Navy, the security environment in the Indo-Pacific necessitates that the most capable ships be stationed forward to allow for quick response times and greater striking power...

US Forces Join Search for Disappeared Japanese Pilot

Thursday, April 11, 2019

File photo of F-35

Tokyo-(PanOrient News) U.S. forces in Japan said they were supporting search efforts after a pilot from the Japan Air Self Defense Force went missing yesterday.

Wreckage from the fighter jet was found today, which lost contact and crashed Tuesday evening while flying east of Misawa in northern Japan. However, the pilot is still missing and the reason for the crash remains unclear.

Concerns have been raised about the possibility of China or Russia finding the aircraft first. Some worry that...