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...

Top US Navy Officer Meets Abe, Talks Great Powers Competition

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The American chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, visited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials in Tokyo this week to discuss increasing global maritime awareness and access to Japan and the surrounding region.

During his two-day visit beginning on Jan. 17, Richardson emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance and the countries’ maritime partnership in particular. In addition to Abe, he also met with Minister for Foreign Aff...

American, Japanese Warships Deployed in East China Sea

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) U.S. and Japanese warships conducted cooperative deployment in the East China Sea in what has been interpreted as yet another action aimed at sending a message to China that the area is free for the international movement of warships.

According to the U.S. Navy, ships assigned to the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group joined an amphibious transport dock ship from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for a cooperative deployment on Jan. 11 and 12.

The ships conducted commu...